”Our work finds its inspiration by experiencing the different aspects of the human condition.
Digging into the unspeakable, the in-betweens, the grays and the intersections.
We reflect on Identity as a constant state of tension, change and construction.
We explore the complexities in our emotions and contradictions through a sensual, poetic, eclectic and humorous manner.
Artistic Director, Choreographer, Dancer
Artistic Director, Choreographer, Dancer
The Choreographic duo is integrated by Moonsuk Choi and Yamila Khodr, born and raised in South Korea and Argentina respectively. In 2018 they founded the company 12H Dance, based in Berlin. 12 hours is the time difference between their native lands. Both countries are on opposite sides of the globe, in the junctions and differences appears the beauty and sensibility of their creation.
Vita - Moonsuk Choi
Born in South Korea. He is a dancer, choreographer and performer. He studied at Sejong University in Seoul.
2006 creation of “Two different ways” and received the award for best choreography at the festival of young choreographers by Dance Association of Korea.
2007 created the work “Two different ways” at Jungdong Theater Art frontier project and “Never say Never”. He received ‘2007’s Best Dancer Prize’ from Dance Magazine “Momm(The body) Korea”.
2008 He created “Relation” for ‘2008 Critic’s Choice’ and became a price by Arts Council Korea in 2008.
2009 til 2012 he was a soloist member at Saarländisches Staatstheater/Donlon Dance Company under the Direction of Marguerite Donlon.
2012 until 2015 he was a member by Daniel Hellmann(3 art 3 Company)/ Quan Bui Ngoc(Les ballets C de la B) for the productions “K” and “Untold”. He worked with Martin Schick in Switzerland, MELO Collective in Sweden , Eunme Ahn Company (Theatre de la Ville) and Teresa Rotemberg (Rote Fabrik).
2013 he created “Inst.Act” for MODAFE Korea (Modern Dance Festival) and was chosen by Arts Council Korea as a supported “International Artist 2013”.
2014 he created “FIRST DATE” for the Oostende DANSAND Festival in Belgium.
He presented his solo “Going Below” at the 2013 Vienna’s Fifoo festival, SPAF 2014 (Seoul Performing Art Festival), New York 92Y and Berlin
2016 he works with Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Maqamat Dance Theatre/Omar Rajeh and Constanza Marcras/Dorky Park.
2018 he co-founded the company 12H Dance based in Berlin. In 2019 Together with Yamila Khodr he created the dance piece 360° premiered in Berlin and invited at the MODAFE festival in Seoul and Performdance in Salzburg.
2020 he collaborate with Visual Artist Erato Tzavara, Composer Albrecht Ziepert and Decrustate Collective for the creation of a commissioned work for Vorpommern tanzt an in coproduction with Theater Vorpommern named GRENZ.LAND, a multimedia Installation and performance in public spaces.
Followed by the series Grenz.land- Extended in 2021, Grenz.land – Korea and Grenz.land- Belin in 2022.
Vita - Yamila Khodr
Born in Buenos Aires. She is a dancer, choreographer and performer. She initiated her dance education in Argentina at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Art of Teatro Colón, the Contemporary Dance School of Teatro San Martin and Julio Bocca’s Sub-16 Ballet Company.
2005 she graduated from the University of Music & Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) where she created her first choreographies. She danced works by G. Balanchine, William Forsythe, Toula Limnaios, Dieter Heitkamp and Rui Horta.
2005 until 2012 she was a soloist at the Donlon Dance Company/Ballet of the Saarländisches Staatstheater (SST) under the direction of Marguerite Donlon. She worked with choreographers such as Stijn Celis, Helena Waldman, Teresa Rotemberg, Sommer Ulrickson, Carolin Finn, Itzik Galili, Marco Goecke, Marco Weigert, among others.
2010 she was awarded for her “outstanding performance” in the role of Frida Kahlo by the Sponsor Club Price of the SST. She has staged works by Marguerite Donlon at the University of Music & Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main, the Bolshoi Ballet and Ballet Ireland.
Since 2013 Yamila performs internationally with works from choreographers like Cie. mafalda/Teresa Rotemberg, Caroline Finn, Moonsuk Choi, Cie. If Human, Radhouane El Meddeb and Maqamat Dance Theater/ Omar Rajeh and Sommer Ulrickson.
During her time as a soloist member by the SST she created choreographies and Installations like “Not Alone”, “Marta & Maria”, “zap zap zap” and “Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald” a collaboration with the acting ensemble. She also mentored and choreographed for different youth projects.
In 2013 she created “Marta & Maria, the movie”, a dance film produced and filmed in Buenos Aires.
In 2015 she created, curated and produced “Hacia el Cenith”, an Interdisciplinary happening in Buenos Aires.
In 2018 She co-founded the company 12H Dance based in Berlin. Followed by works like “Ella, eine Inszenierung des Nichtseins” presented at Pfefferberg Theater in Berlin. Together with Moonsuk Choi she created the dance piece 360° that tours internationally.
In 2020 she co-created Grenz.land, a multimedia Installation and performance in public spaces commissioned by Vorpommern Tanzt an. Followed by the series Grenz.land- Extended in 2021, Grenz.land – Korea and Grenz.land- Belin in 2022.
12H dance members
Artistic directors and choreographers:
Moonsuk Choi and Yamila Khodr
Managment: Paz Begue, Verdever
Production Korea: Jihye Choi
Albrecht Ziepert, Benjamin Schälike, Carmen Mehnert, Erato Tzavara, Uwe Brauns , Charlie Prince, Sami Similae, Heamin Jung, Junghwi Park, Camille Jackson, Aeri Kim, Maria Pasadaki, Antonio Carta, David Pallant, Nadine Becker
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