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    Seoul Dance Center

    Introduction

    As the only residency facility dedicated to dance in Korea, Seoul Dance Center offers an infrastructure for dance art creative activities, and hopes to become a space where artists can experiment with the various possibilities of dance as a form of art.
    The Seoul Dance Center was built on the former Seobu Road Traffic Office, which had been abandoned by 2011. Originally named as the Seoul Art Space Hongeun, the Seoul Dance Center has functioned as a space dedicated to dance genres since 2016.

    The Center features two studios, four practice rooms, six hostel rooms, and a community room.
    It also provides capacity building programs, such as the Seoul International Choreography Workshop and the Choreography Lecture Series, Seoul Dance Center Residency Open Call, overseas choreographer exchange program “Space RED,” etc., for dancers across Seoul.
    Aside from its learning programs, Seoul Dance Center publishes its webzine (DANCE:in) and rents its facilities out to various users.

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    Major Projects

    Seoul International Choreography Workshop(SICW)

    Seoul International Choreography Workshop allows growing choreographers in Korea to deepen their sense of choreography and movements through providing opportunities to explore various choreographic trends, approaches, and discourses. The contemporary artists from various countries come to share their philosophies and methods once a year.

    Seoul Dance Center Residency

    SDC supports national and international choreographers/dancers in dance field to arrange creative base and offer opportunities to attempt diverse experiments so that they can extend their capabilities. For selected artists, SDC provides accommodation and rehearsal spaces. Funding will be given for superior applications.

    Space RED

    ‘Space RED’(Space Research and Exchange for Dance) is an one-to-one choreographer exchange project with international partner organizations. These includes Movement Research in New York(2015~), K3 in Hamburg(2016~), and Kyoto Art Center(2016~2018). As a hub of contemporary dance in Korea, SDC is opened and willing to extend world-wide connections through various cooperations.

    Choreography Lecture

    ‘Choreography Lecture’ allows people to look into discourses treated as the problematic(controversial?) in the field of performing arts and production of knowledge in choreography from various angles. Consequentially, it will provide opportunities to see the contemporary arts and society in artists’ view and connect to their creation departing from choreography which has been limited by genre or composition.

    Webzine ‘choom:in’

    ‘choom:in’ is a web magazine which specializes in dance. It communicates with artists with information about national/international issues and trends in the field of dance as well as various form of open program and co-ordination between genres. This gives the new point of view for expansion of ecosystem in dance field and creation through archiving and re-watching.

    Venue Hire

    SDC provides rehearsal rooms and hostels only for artists who have working plans in the field of dance in reasonable prices as part of support.

    Facilities

     
    Classification Description
    Studio Black Exclusively for showcase for incubating. This black box shape studio has a stage curtain that allows a blackout. Lighting/sound system, dance floor, and folding seats for the audience are available.
    Studio White White cube shape space for diverse experiments. Available for rehearsals and presentations.
    Dance Rehearsal Room 3 Space for creation and rehearsal of dancers. Equipped with dance floor, grand piano, etc.
    Dance Rehearsal Room 4 Designed for personal rehearsals of individual dancers. Short and simple practice and showcases are possible with foam roller, stretching band, gym ball, massage ball, etc.
    Studio Plan Equipped with video editing and simple direct recording. Users can plan a creation here.
    Community Room Space for club activities and community programs for citizens.
    Dance Rehearsal Room 1 This room is of a 15mx15m square shape. Equipped with a table and chairs making it a versatile space for events and seminars.
    Dance Rehearsal Room 2 Space for creation and rehearsal of dancers. Equipped with dance floor, etc.
    Artist Room Provided for domestic and foreign artists. There are six locations in total, equipped with various facilities such as shared kitchen and laundry room.
    Cafe Lounge for citizens and artists
    • Open hours
      – 10:00-18:00
      – Closed for New Year’s Day, Lunar New Year’s Day, and Chuseok
      – Dance Rehearsal Rooms can be used until 22:00 with a prior approval.
      – Hostel facilities are accessible around the clock for Hostel users only.
    • Information on the use of shared equipment
      – Shared equipment and lounges are used free of charge, in principle, but consumables and repair due to careless uses are paid by the user.

    Location

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    • 14 Myeongji2-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul

    For more information, call

    • +82-2-304-9100
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