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31 | Na-yeKim - Na-ye Kim Movement Collective

On our first episode in celebration of Women’s History Month your co-host YeaJean interviews Na-ye Kim. In this episode we go behind the screen and talk about Na-ye Kim’s career as a professional; dancer for Trisha Brown Dance Company and Mikhail Baryshnikov among others, choreographer, and international educator. She shares advice for emerging artists using social media, learning how to take rejection, understanding the ecology of a country when working internationally, and the importance of having an artistic voice in order to survive.


[0:32] YeaJean introduces Na-ye Kim


[2:45]YeaJean asks: “Can you briefly walk us through your career path?”

[9:11]YeaJean asks: “How was working with Mikhail Baryshnikov?”

[13:00]YeaJean asks: “Could you share tips with our audience on how you were able to get opportunities?”

[16:15]YeaJean asks: “Could you share how dance education is different in all the countries you have taught?”

[17:50]YeaJean asks: “What is modern or contemporary dance in Korea?” “Can you talk about Korean contemporary dance vs. modern dance?”

[20:52]YeaJean asks: “Do you see a shift in current dance education in Korea?”

[24:34]YeaJean asks: “What is your vision and how would you like to develop the modern dance program?”

[27:41]YeaJean asks: “Why do you think dance education in a university setting is important?”

[32:25]YeaJean asks: “Can you explain your dance company Na-ye Kim Movement Collective and your creative process?”

[34:17]YeaJean asks: “Have you seen a shift in how people consume dance with the evolution of social media?”

[35:27]YeaJean asks: “If you had to share one piece of advice for emerging artists using social media what would it be?”

[37:04] YeaJean asks:

1- If you had to recommend a resource to our audience what would it be?

2- What was the first dance you saw?

  • “The one thing ingrained in my mind...Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake”

3- Do you think social media has a positive influence on the dance world (yes or no)?

  • Both

4- What is your favorite social media platform?

  • “I don’t have a favorite...instagram I guess”

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