Jihae Ko is a dance artist, registered acupuncturist and somatic practitioner based in Amsterdam.
Her work deals with sensory awareness and therapeutic/healing process through the sensory and the perceptual, as a way of investigating the co- creative relation between body and nature (environment).
Her inquiry explores embodiment of innate body wisdom for creation and healing. She is committed to bridge art and therapy where her interpersonal growth meets necessity and offering.
She is originally from South Korea where she began writing, dance and theatre at an early age, then moved to Canada and The Netherlands to deepen her study in Contemporary Dance and Choreography. Graduated from the school of Toronto Dance Theatre and Hogeschool voor de kunsten(SNDO).
Furthermore she extended her study in alternative medicine and healing practice such as Traditional Chinese medicine, Western medicine and energy healing.
She is a co-owner of Medicine Body Studio where she facilitates ongoing sessions in Amsterdam.
Main choreographic experience
-Leeum, Samsung Contemporary Art Museum/exhibition of artist Olafur Eliasson “ Parliament of Possibilities”
-11th, 12th Masdanza (Gran Canaria), Sophiensale(Germany), Lantern Venster theater(Nederland), Melkweg Theater(Nederland)
-Seoul Dance Center (KR), Dansateliers (NL)and Generale oost(NL).
-Prize in Festival of choreographic miniatures in Belgrade, 2006.
Main teaching experience
-Korean Dance therapy association (KR)
-Seoul Buddhism university(KR)
-Treeinmind art therapy association(KR)
-Seoul Dance center (KR)
-Ongoing private & group sessions(NL)