CHOI Seung Yoon
CHOI Seung Yoon, a choreographer who received funding from a cultural foundation, decides to make a film rather than simply document the stage performance. She sends a letter to filmmaker KIM Namsuk, asking for help, and he replies, “Do as you like. Films are created in all kinds of different ways.” CHOI invites KIM to co-direct I By You BY Everybody, and thus the film begins. It seems as though KIM stays on the outside simply as a consultant, but his style pervades the film. Supported by KIM’s cinematic style, CHOI looks for a filming method that suits her and meets with four younger choreographers. The stories of poor, young artists with a passion for dance but a clouded future unfolds in the film, and their stories come together in one final performance project. The film’s title I By You By Everybody is also the title of this dance performance. I By You By Everybody captures film and dance, art and daily life, ideals and survival, and stories of youth with a subtle touch of a fiction film. (KANG Sowon)
He studied film at Hunter College, New York, and graduated from Béla Tarr′s film.factory. He completed his first feature film Quota in Sarajevo and later made his second feature film 12 AND 24. His works have been featured in DMZ International Documentary Film Festival and Indie Documentary Festival, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Korea.
CHOI Seung Yoon
After debuting through the Korea Performing Arts Center Rising Star in 2012, choreographer Seung Yoon CHOI was selected for a number of funds, including the National Contemporary Dance Company Anmu Lab’ and the Seoul Cultural Foundation ‘MAP’ for the 2017-2018.