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Traveling Dance Maker

Jija Sohn is a Japanese- Korean artist based in Amsterdam.

Before entering the Performing Arts field she had obtained a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics at Purdue University in the USA. In 2015 Jija graduated from the SNDO (School for new dance development in Amsterdam) and was selected for the Moving Forward Trajectory – a residency project that supports the upcoming artists. During that process, she developed the production Geisha’s Miracle (2016). In 2017 she was awarded with the ‘3Package Deal’ by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst which enabled her to work on a slightly autobiographical piece, Kyabajo. In 2018-2019, she was a dancemaker of Performing Gender, Dance Makes Differences

For over two years now she has been dedicating her work and practice to exploring human connections and relations which recently resulted in two community based projects – Lands of Concert 2019-21, Phantom Travels, 2021- and Landing on Feathers 2021-. These projects become her way to look inside into our human nature, recognising and embracing all our flaws and strengths making them into an intimate portrait of how we are as people alone and together.

Currently she works with ARP-Art Research Production in Brussels and is supported by Dans Brabant in the frame of the Talent Development PLAN Brabant.