Hyonok Kim is an internationally renowned, award-winning choreographer and director.
Her most recent film “Dance with Horses” portraying the relationship between human and horses won Best Experimental Award International New York Film Festival,
Winnie Award Equus Film Festival in 2017.
Teile Dich Nacht received Gold Award Dance on Camera,
New York, Grand Prix Teruel International Video Competition, Spain.
Her multicultural background, born in Korea, trained dance and worked in Paris and
New York as choreographer and director formed unique esthetics and
dance language blending Asian, European and American.
Her choreographic works have been presented in 22 countries including U.S.A, Australia, Germany, France, Korea, China, Japan and were warmly received by the press. She is currently faculty in the Dance department at Keimyung University, South Korea. She graduated from the Universitéde Paris IV Cursus de Diploma de Danse and received a Ph.D. in Arts. From Université de Paris I.
She studied choreography with Anna Sokolow and Martha Graham, Limon technic, etc. She attended the New York Film Academy for film directing.
Hyonok Kim is the first generation of Video Dance in France, presented at the 2ndVideo Dance Festival at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. She created 12 dance films in Paris, in New York and in Korea. “L’heure du Coq” was broadcasted at Canal + TV in France. The film “Teile Dich Nacht” made international success and screened in various international film Festival including Berlin Film Festival and televisions, Dance on Camera Gold Award New York, Grand Prix Teruel International Video Competition, Spain)
ODE ON A KOREAN URN was an official selection at Brooklyn Film Festival,
Cinedans Dance Screen in Amsterdam, Festival International des Films sur l’Art, Montreal,
Jumping Frames Dance Video Festival in Hong Kong.
“ISLE OF WAITING SOULS” was official selection Moving Image Film Festival, Jumping Frames Dance Video Festival in Hong Kong. “PASSION & REBORN” was official selection Festival International des Films sur l’Art.
Her dance films have been broadcasted by ABC(Australia), Kanal 4 (Germany),
Canal + TV (France), the Shanghai National TV(China),
KBS (Korean National TV), VPRO-TV (Netherlands). No TV & Movies (USA).
Hyonok Kim’s statement-making dance film:
“I am an artist who writes with movement and a camera. In the film, I tried to express various ways that people interact with nature. By choreographing for the camera, I try to portray in gesture and imagery the poetic relationship between human beings and nature. I believe that it exists great spirituality in all elements of nature. I want to capture it in camera and bring it back to the theatre.”
Best Experimental Award International New York Film Festival, Winnie Award Equus Film Festival in 2017. It will be screened at Producers Club, Times squares.
Swept away: dancer-choreographer Hyonok KIM in this haunting film, Teile Dich Nacht.
Ellen Cohen, THE VILLAGE VOICE
Korea's Pina BAUSCH A brilliant genius and rare creativity on the Korean stage. Mary Lee Mooney, THE KOREA TIMES
A poetic illumination.
Gabriel Viotti, ARTS VIDEO (Spain)
Hyonok KIM's performance is filled with full of poetic images.
Hironobu, ART & PERFORMANCE (Japan)
Ritualistic, sculptural tableaux: the work of Korea's derives from Graham's taut psychological stances and Kim's perception of deep personal inwardness. Lee Christofis, THE AUSTRALIAN
Kim herself is a performer of extraordinary directness, beauty, and authority. Robin Grove, THE AGE (Australia)