Our work finds its inspiration by digging into the different aspects of the human condition. We explore the complexities in our emotions and contradictions through a sensual, poetic and humorous manner.
In 2018 and after many years working together as dancers and creators,
Moonsuk Choi [South Korea] and Yamila Khodr [Argentina]
founded the company 12H Dance based in Berlin.
12 hours is the time difference between South Korea and Argentina.
Both countries are in literally opposite sides of the Globe jet we have a lot in common.
According to our personal experience, we believe in the art form of Dance as a great source in order to build a common ground where differences can be appreciated as an enrichment to our own way to perceive things.
We believe in Art as a source of deeper connection between the different.
We wish to build bridges, to create a dynamic space of empathy, between the performer and the spectator.
Artistic Director, Choreographer, Dancer
Born in South Korea. He is a dancer, choreographer and performer. He studied at Sejong University in Seoul.
In 2006, he created "Two different ways" and received the award for best choreography at the festival of young choreographers by Dance Association of Korea.
In 2007, he 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".
He created "Relation" for '2008 Critic's Choice' and became a price by Arts Council Korea in 2008.
In 2009 til 2012, he was a soloist member at Saarländisches Staatstheater/Donlon Dance Company under the Direction of Marguerite Donlon.
In 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).
In 2013, he created "Inst.Act" for MODAFE Korea (Modern Dance Festival) and was chosen by Arts Council Korea as a supported "International Artist 2013".
In 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.
From 2016 he started to work with Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Maqamat Dance Theatre/Omar Rajeh and Constanza Marcras/Dorky Park
In 2018 he 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. In 2020 he created a commissioned work for Vorpommern tanzt an in coproduction with Theater Vorpommern named GRENZ.LAND, a multimedia Installation and performance in public spaces.
An extended version of Grenz.land will tour in MV in summer 2021 Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
Artistic Director, Choreographer, Dancer
Yamila Khodr (1984, Buenos Aires, AR) was 5 years old when she started dancing at Milderman’s school for body expression. After a year she stepped in to Ballet training with teachers Raul Candal and Katty Gallo. She entered the Institute of Advanced Studies in Art of Teatro Colón and then the Contemporary Dance School of Teatro San Martin. At the age of 15 she became a member of Julio Bocca's Sub-16 Ballet Company.
She moved to Europe when she was seventeen to continue her dance education with a scholarship at the University of Music & Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) where she created her first choreographies and where she danced works by G. Balanchine, William Forsythe, Toula Limnaios, Dieter Heitkamp and Rui Horta. Her graduation was followed up by a soloist contract at the Ballet of the Saarländisches Staatstheater (SST) in Saarbrücken and has danced in works by Marguerite Donlon, Stijn Celis, Helena Waldman, Teresa Rotemberg, Sommer Ulrickson, Carolin Finn, Itzik Galili, Marco Goecke, Marco Weigert, among others.
In 2010 she was awarded for her “outstanding performance” in the role of Frida Kahlo by the Sponsor Club Price of the Saarländisches Staatstheater in Saarbrücken, Germany.
She has staged works of Marguerite Donlon at the University of Music & Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main and at the Bolshoi Ballet and Ballet Ireland.
Since 2013 Yamila works as a freelancer with choreographers like Cie. mafalda/Teresa Rotemberg, Caroline Finn, Moonsuk Choi, Cie. If Human, Radhouane El Meddeb and Maqamat Dance Theater/ Omar Rajeh. Her performances includes tours in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Argentina, Chile, Lebanon, USA, Poland, Greece, South Korea, Thailand and Macao.
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 Event - Party in Buenos Aires.
In 2018 She founded the dance company 12H Dance based in Berlin. Since then she created the dance solo “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 created a commissioned work for Vorpommern tanzt an in coproduction with Theater Vorpommern named GRENZ.LAND, a multimedia Installation and performance in public spaces.
In 2021 Yamila's work is supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and by DIS-TANZ-SOLO, aid program of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media in the NEUSTART KULTUR program.
Who we are
12H dance members
Yamila Khodr (artistic director, choreography)
Moonsuk Choi (artistic director, choreography)
Paz Begue (production AR)
Jihye Choi (production KOR)