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Soomi Kim

 
Bio:
Soomi Kim is a Korea born, New York City based actor/movement artist (dancer, stage combat/martial arts, choreographer, former gymnast). She has worked as a company member with several artists as well producing, creating and performing her own work, almost always in the collaborative setting. ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Soomi Kim is a Korea born, New York City based actor/movement artist (dancer, stage combat/martial arts, choreographer, former gymnast). She has worked as a company member with several artists as well producing, creating and performing her own work, almost always in the collaborative setting. ... (read complete bio)
 

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Chang(e), by Soomi Kim Photo

Chang(e), by Soomi Kim

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12/20/2013
 

Soomi Kim Biography

Soomi Kim is a Korea born, New York City based actor/movement artist (dancer, stage combat/martial arts, choreographer, former gymnast). She has worked as a company member with several artists as well producing, creating and performing her own work, almost always in the collaborative setting. Kim and director Suzi Takahashi have created and devised a trilogy of work based on under recognized figures Asian American visionaries whose lives were cut short: Lee/gendary, Dictee: bells fall a peal to sky and Chang(e). Chang(e) (based on the life of Kathy Change) was developed through the HERE Artist in Residency Program (2012-2015) and ran for 3 weeks in November on HERE?s mainstage. Dictee: bells fall a peal to sky (dance theatre adaptation of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha?s Dictee) was featured at Culture Project's Women Center Stage Festival at the Living Theatre in 2012. Lee/gendary (written by Derek Nguyen, directed by Suzi Takahashi based on the life of Bruce Lee) ran at HERE Arts Center?s main stage where Kim served as producer & performer in this show. This performance run garnered 6 New York Innovative Theater (2009) award nominations and 3 wins, including Outstanding Production of a Play. Kim was also nominated for Outstanding actress in a lead role (as Bruce Lee) as well as Outstanding Choreography (alongside Airon Armstrong). All three shows were selected to be presented at the 1st, 3rd and 4th National Asian American Theatre Festivals (NYC, L.A. and Philly). Kim has performed and toured extensively with companies and artists such as Ex.p girl, composer/choreographer Grisha Coleman in her work echo::system-the desert and the late Fred Ho (BAM?s Next Wave 2001 and 2003 U.S. tour for Voice of the Dragon). As an actor her work ranges from downtown and regional theater to independent film and web series appearances. Soomi has been featured in the New York Times, Huff Post, Timeout NY, Culturebot, SinoVision, Oregon Arts Watch, KBOO radio, Radio Zamunda, Blastingnews, Gay City News, KoreAm Journal, Phildelphia Inquirer, WHYY Radio, Philadelphia Dance Journal, Asiance magazine, Kung Fu magazine, The Korea Times, L.A. Times, nytheatre.com and PBS's show Asian America (episode title: downtown writers and performers). Residencies and Awards: 2019 Marble House Artist in Residence, 2016-2017 commissioned artist at Dixon Place, 2017 Heathcote Fund Award grant, 2012-2015 HERE Arts Center resident artist, 2013-15 NPN Creation and Forth Fund recipient for Chang(e), Asian Arts Initiative's Artist Exchange Residency in Philadelphia (2011 & 2012), 2013 Hemispheric Institute's Artist in Residence (Performance and Politics), Urban Artist Initiative grant recipient (2008) and 2014 Mabou Mines Artist in Residence. Guest Artist: Guest speaker at Lehman College, Marymount Manhattan College, Devising workshop hosted by APANO in Portland, Or., Invited participant in the National Directing and Ensemble Creation Institute, co-founded by Art2Action and Pangea World Theatre (July, 2017). Presentation, lecture and workshop at Harvard Unviersity April 2017. Featured artist at the 2016 New York City Asian American Student Conference (NYCAASC), Oregon State University 2014, lecturer and workshop on devising movement. Other workshops: Emerge NYC, Baruch guest artist and Asian Arts Initiative. Her autobiographical solo show MLCG (My Little China Girl) premiered and ran for 6 performances at Dixon Place November 2017. Chang(e) was presented in December 2017 by Boomarts in Portland Or. Essay published in the Fall Edition of the Drama Review written by Professor Vivian L. Huang titled: "What Shall We Do?" Kathy Change, Soomi Kim, and Asian Feminist Performance on Campus

Soomi Kim Awards and Nominations

 
IT Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role
Soomi KimLee/gendary
 
IT Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Choreography/Movement
Soomi KimLee/gendary

Soomi Kim News

The Tank Announces Three World Premieres For Fall 2022 Season Photo The Tank Announces Three World Premieres For Fall 2022 Season
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022

The fall season will begin September 22 with Body Through Which the Dream Flows, a dance/theatre/gymnastics piece by Soomi Kim and directed by Kim & Meghan Finn that will run through October 15. Following that is the family-friendly Simon and His Shoes by Steph Singer and Laurel Haines and also directed by Finn, which will run for the month of October. Vatican Falls, by Frank J. Avella, co-directed by Avella and Carlotta Brentan, and co-produced with High Voltage will run October 27 ‚Äď November 13.

Museum Of Arts And Design To Present First Solo Exhibition Of Genre-Defying Artist Ma Photo Museum Of Arts And Design To Present First Solo Exhibition Of Genre-Defying Artist Machine Dazzle
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2022

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) will present Queer Maximalism x Machine Dazzle, the first solo exhibition dedicated to the genre-defying artist Matthew Flower (US, b. 1972), better known as Machine Dazzle. A provocateur commanding an expanding repertoire of stagecraft, design, performance, and music, Machine Dazzle is a virtuoso practitioner of queer maximalism's aesthetic language of gay liberation.

New Ohio Theatre Announces 2022 Ice Factory Festival Photo New Ohio Theatre Announces 2022 Ice Factory Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022

The Obie Award-winning New Ohio Theatre has announced that the 29th annual Ice Factory Festival will be a hybrid model that includes live in-person performances, as well as live-streamed and on-demand.

2022 Ice Factory Festival Announced At New Ohio Theatre Photo 2022 Ice Factory Festival Announced At New Ohio Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2022

The Obie Award-winning New Ohio Theatre has announced that the 29th annual Ice Factory Festival will be a hybrid model that includes live in-person performances, as well as live-streamed and on-demand.

Andy Boyd, syd island, Philip Santos Schaffer, and Soomi Kim Develop New Work In The  Photo Andy Boyd, syd island, Philip Santos Schaffer, and Soomi Kim Develop New Work In The Assembly's Deceleration Lab
by Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2022

The Assembly announces its third cohort of artists in the Deceleration Lab, an initiative to foster new theatrical projects that experiment with multi-perspective and multi-disciplinary models of creation.

HERE Announces Additional Programming and New Puppeteer Residencies for Fall 2020 Sea Photo HERE Announces Additional Programming and New Puppeteer Residencies for Fall 2020 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 22, 2020

The OBIE-winning HERE has announced additional programming for its HERE THERE EVERYWHERE fall 2020 season. HERE's expanded online programming continues to innovate with the serial space opera, Only You Will Recognize The Signal, featuring a libretto by Rob Handel, music by Kamala Sankaram, and direction by Kristin Marting.

The Orchard Project Announces Artists and Companies Taking Part in 2020 Programs, Plu Photo The Orchard Project Announces Artists and Companies Taking Part in 2020 Programs, Plus the Launch of Two New Labs
by Stephi Wild - May 8, 2020

The Orchard Project today announced its 2020 programs as well as the names of participating artists and companies. This year includes the launch of two new labs a?' the Liveness Lab to explore the nature of live performance right now and an Audio Storytelling Lab to provide support and mentorship to podcast, radio, and immersive audio projects.

HERE Announces Additional Online Programming, Including a Zoom Opera, Livestreams, an Photo HERE Announces Additional Online Programming, Including a Zoom Opera, Livestreams, and More
by Stephi Wild - Apr 9, 2020

In response to the current pandemic, the OBIE-winning HERE has announced additional free online programming designed to uplift audiences during these challenging times.

Works & Process At The Guggenheim Presents TREASURE By Machine Dazzle Photo Works & Process At The Guggenheim Presents TREASURE By Machine Dazzle
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 15, 2019

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Treasure by Machine Dazzle, made-to-measure for the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed theater at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on the occasion of New York Fashion Week.

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents TREASURE by Machine Dazzle Photo Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents TREASURE by Machine Dazzle
by Sarah Hookey - Aug 15, 2019

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Treasure by Machine Dazzle, made-to-measure for the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed theater at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on the occasion of New York Fashion Week.


Soomi Kim Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Soomi Kim been nominated for?
Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role (IT Awards) for Lee/gendary and Outstanding Choreography/Movement (IT Awards) for Lee/gendary .