박선희 – Sunnee Park – Dancer

18 June 2008

in Artist Profiles

Sunnee Park

박선희 – 무용가

Dance Training and Career
무용 교육의 배경 / 일본에서의 무용 경력과 활동

Sunhee Park began training in Korean traditional dance at age 7, becoming a member of The Little Angels, touring throughout Asia. She progressed to join the Universal Ballet Company studying at Sunwha Art School, and graduated from ChungAng University majoring in ballet.

In 1991 she moved to Tokyo and completed an MA in Dance and Movement in 1993 at Ochanomizu University. For the next seven years she taught traditional Korean and contemporary dance for 7 years at a wide range of schools in the region of Tokyo as a freelance dance instructor.

During this period she performed at a wide range of Asian dance and cultural festivals in and around Tokyo, including: the Performance for friendship between Japan and Korea (Nakano Zero Hall in Tokyo Japan) in 1994; the Asian Dance Festival ( Kanakawaken music Hall) 1995; the Traditional Culture Exchange between Japan and Korea (Shinzuku Asahi Semei Hall in Japan) 1996; the Assembly of Asia Cultural Exchange (Nakano Zero Hall in Japan ) 1997; the International Culture Exchange (International Forum big Hall in Japan) 1998; and The Northeast Asia Music Festival (Kan Hall of Mountain Park in Japan) 1998.

Research Training in Shamanism
샤머니즘 연구

Sunhee Park’s interest in the dance practice of the Korean Shaman began with a clinical study of Shamanistic Trance Dance for her MA dissertation, and was followed by a Ph.D in Anthropology focused on The Psychology of Shamanistic Trance States, completed in 1998.

She has since lectured internationally on a variety of topics pertaining to the psychology of shamanistic practice, and has published a wide range of acclaimed research papers on the psychology of shamanistic trance, including: The Holistic Spirit and Treatment of Korean Shamans, Ethnic Art, Vol.17, 2001; and Trance States and Physical Expression of the Korean Shaman. “Dance and Physical Expression”; Japan Academic Congress library (series 10), Foundation of Japan Academic Cooperation, 2005.

At present in the UK
영국에서의 활동

Sunhee Park’s interest in the psychological healing potential through the medium of dance has brought her to London to pursue a Masters in Dance Movement Therapy at Roehampton University. She is beginning to establish a traditional Korean dance performance and teaching practice in the UK, and is currently working on a contemporary choreography integrating shamanistic dance techniques with traditional Korean dance practices.

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john hope June 26, 2009 at 5:27 pm

sunnee; good to see you!and the pictures;
hope all goes well-in your life?
-im doing some “maum” meditations;you may know of it
-non religious; involves removal of all current life images;
-true /truth- self discovery;
kind regards.
john hope

YeongRan Yoon December 25, 2011 at 2:59 pm

안녕하세요
저는 일본에 거주하고있는 윤영란이라고합니다
이site에 소개된 박선희씨의 일본 대학원의 후배입니다

우연히 이site를 발견해 박선희씨의 연락을 하고싶은데 연락처를 몰라,이곳에 코멘트를 남깁니다.

연락을 할수 있는방법이있을까요?

죄송합니다만,꼭전해야할 내용이 있습니다

잘부탁드리겠습니다

Sunneepark February 22, 2012 at 4:23 am

영란아 여기 코멘트남긴것 이제봤어 미안. 내이메일로 연락해 기다릴께suwnwe@hotmail.com 혹은 dansonergy@gmail.com
박선희

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