There is a proverb in Korean famous saying 'the frog in a well'. This means that the world that a frog looks up in a well is narrow and small. Therefore, they compare people who are narrow-minded and stereotyped. Usually,... Read More
There is a proverb in Korean famous saying 'the frog in a well'. This means that the world that a frog looks up in a well is narrow and small. Therefore, they compare people who are narrow-minded and stereotyped. Usually, Koreans use this meaning negatively, I would like to introduce myself in this metaphor in a slightly different way. The frog in the well looks at the narrow sky, but when it comes out of the world and looks at the sky, I think it can feel the bigger sky because it knows what the narrow sky is. I realize the size of my well every time and aim for a bigger sky. I am sure that making a bigger well. My name is Ju Hye Cho, Korean. I live in Turin, Italy. I major in Korean traditional dance. After graduating from Dukwon Art High School, Dongduk Women's University I did many performance activities. By 2013-2018, Lee Ji-hyun, Kim Ji-hye, Lim Yu-jin and Choi Ji-won had performed as dancers. Three of my choreography works have been announced: Let’s fly away with a theory, twinkle twinkle, and call me and I'll be scared.My most memorable choreographed work is ‘Twinkle Twinkle’. It is because it is a work that expresses me most honestly. Through this twinkle element I draw in my head. The elements of this work make music my voice, and the props use a flashing light bulb that shapes fireflies. There are three fireflies living in the dark. The first firefly was blind and lived in fear every day. The second firefly was shy and lived in the heat every day. Finally, the third firefly was living a hectic day today. This story soon turns into my story and I tell myself every day living a day of fear, shy and hectic. The ending ends with numerous fireflies living in my head today. The fireflies glow in different colors soon inside my head and this soon becomes my nerve cells. Like this, my main choreography technique is using voice, storytelling and movement. I express my feelings through the metaphor of unusual materials. To do so I seek to observe and experience new things.
After college, I worked as a freelance dancer and recently finished the closing ceremony at the Pyeongchang Olympics and other performances. and I came to Italy. As I am a Korean dance major, I had a great desire for foreign dance. So I came to Italy to learn various movements. I always pursue novelty. And I'm trying to find my own color. I felt that my major in dance may improve technical part of movement or perfection through practice, but it is difficult to find my own color that others cannot have. So I kept on pursuing novelty to find my own color. You can find myself hidden in new situations and challenges. And the new environment brings new people and new situations. To do so, I thought that foreign life was necessary to me. The reason why I chose Italy among many countries is because there is a program for learning from various dancers who are currently active in various dance clubs. I will live here by October 2019. But this program ends in December and I want to continue working through new challenges.
In my personal opinion, abstracts are often felt to be difficult. What I think is important when I make a work is sincerity and story. I find everyday objects to express myself truthfully, and I introduce myself into stories and make a work. I've got a lot of sketches in addition to the ones shown in this contest. My artistic goal is to continue and introduce the work through these contests or stages. And I want to share this feeling with the audience. And my ultimate goal is someone who is interested in my story, and I want to make another story and tell it instead. I would like to create an experience that will free people from art. It can be an advertisement or an animation. And can become pure art. I want to deliver people's stories on behalf of all areas. With this, I want to talk to many people. My goal is to make things easier and more empathetic so that I can make them into people who see them in a more specific way rather than abstract directions.