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70 | #DaelKim - Seoul Dance Center

On our first episode of ‘dance organizations’ month, your co-host YeaJean interviews assistant manager of Seoul Dance Center, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, Dael Kim. In this episode, we go behind the screen and talk about Seoul Dance Center, preparing the Seoul International Choreography Workshop, and tips for people who work for dance organizations. Special thanks to the Jeong Kyung Mi (Manager Seoul Dance Center/Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture) for connecting us for this in person interview.


[0:28] YeaJean introduces Dael Kim


[3:05] YeaJean asks: “First, this organization opened in May 2011 the name of The Hongeun Art Creation Center then in June 2016, it was re-structures and remained a Seoul Dance Center. Could you explain what makes you decide this decision and what are the big changes you made from 2011 until now?”

[5:55] YeaJean asks: “What is the procedure (to use the space)? How does this hostile work?”

[8:09] YeaJean asks: “Seoul Dance Center has offered many main programs such as Seoul International Choreography Workshop(SICW), Seoul Dance Center Residency, Space RED, Choreography Lecture, Webzine ‘choom:in’ and Venue Hire. First, can you share the process of how you ended up creating those different types of projects and what are the administrative works before you meet with the audience with the projects? (how you came up with those ideas, who do you discuss with, the procedures to open the project, etc). Could you share the process and share behind the screen of Seoul International Choreography Workshop?”

[12:44] YeaJean asks: “Can you share why some choreographer’s said it’s hard to give class online?”

[17:34] YeaJean asks: “You briefly mentioned you re-programmed some of the classes. What other challenges did you face?”

[19:30] YeaJean asks: “How long did it take to program this workshop?”

[19:55] YeaJean asks: “At the end of the workshop you had an online feedback session. Can you share what feedback you received? What would you do differently based on the feedback?”

[23:07] YeaJean asks: “Is there any other project you want to share with our audience?”

[25:05] YeaJean asks: “What is unique about the Seoul Dance Center compared to other organizations in Korea?”

[27:33] YeaJean asks: “I wonder about your role as an assistant manager at Seoul Dance Center, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture?”

[30:25] YeaJean asks: “Do you have any practical tips for people who work at dance organizations?”

[33:16] YeaJean asks: “How is it working with dance majors?”

[34:39] YeaJean asks: “How do you say NO to the BOX?”

[39:55] 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?

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

  • “Yes”

4- What is your favorite social media platform?

  • Instagram”

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Additional- Seoul Dance Center Webzine <Choom:in>

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