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Sung Im Her

Lead Residency Artist

Sung Im Her (Seoul, South-Korea) obtained a master’s degree in contemporary dance at Hansung University. In 2004, she moved to Brussels, Belgium to study at P.A.R.T.S., the acclaimed contemporary dance school led by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.  

After graduating in 2006, she started working with Jan Fabre/Troubleyn, Les ballets C de la B and Needcompany in Belgium.  

In Parallel Sung Im Her has been creating works of her own, starting with Philia (2012), En-trance (2013) and Tuning (2014) ‘You Are Okay!’(2016). She moved to London in 2016. 

In 2019, she created two new works: ‘NUTCRUSHER’ and ‘W.A.Y’. Both works were commissioned by the Korean Arts Council and premiered at the renowned ARKO Arts Theater in Seoul. With NUTCRUSHER she was elected by the Korean Arts Council as Best Emerging Artist of 2019. NUTCRUSHER was also selected for Aerowaves’21and in 2022 was a part of Horizon showcase, presented during Edinburgh Fringe Festival where She received 5 stars review by The Skinny. In 2021, Sung Im Her dance piece ‘W.A.Y’(re-work) premiered at ‘The Place’ in London and received four star review by The Guardian.  

Last year, Sung Im Her created “Everything Falls Dramatic” for Korean National Contemporary Dance Company and toured in Seoul, Madrid, Brussels, Manchester and London. This year, Sung Im Her received “Dance Artist of the year in 2022” by Korean Ministry of culture and recently named as one of ten “Stage sensations to watch out for in 2023” by the Guardians. 

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