Soomi Kim, Guest Faculty 2013

Soomi Kim is a Korean born, New York City based actor/movement artist (dancer, stage combat/martial arts, choreographer, former gymnast). She has worked as a company member with several artists as well as producing, creating and performing her own work, almost always in the collaborative setting. She has created 2 original full-length productions as a lead artist (developed in collaboration with director Suzi Takahashi) and is currently developing a third (Chang(e)) as a HERE Arts Resident artist. Her pieces are Lee/gendary, and Dictee: bells fall a peal to the sky. Chang(e) is a political theater performance piece inspired by the life of Kathy Change, a Chinese American performance artist who self-immolated in front of the Peace sculpture on the campus of UPenn in 1996 as an act of protest. Soomi has been featured in KoreAm Journal, Asiance Magazine, Kung Fu magazine, The Korea Times, Tsing Tao newspaper, the L.A. Times and has appeared as a guest on PBS’s show Asian America, Art on Air radio station and on