kim jones

Artistic Director and Founder

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MEET KIM

Kim is an Associate Professor of Dance at UNC Charlotte and a régisseur for the Martha Graham Resource Center. She danced with the Martha Graham Dance Company and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and served as a principal dancer in the US National Tour of The King and I. Kim is well known for her work with historic modern dances. Most recently, choreographer Paul Taylor offered Tracer (1962), a collaboration with the artist Robert Rauschenberg (set and costumes), as the subject of a scholarly reconstruction by Kim. She recreated the work using her research and dance expertise on Taylor 2 Dance Company members, thanks to funding from the NEA Art Works grant, UNC Charlotte Faculty Research Grant and Wells Fargo. Taylor 2 Dance Company premiered the reconstruction of Tracer at UNC Charlotte in September 2016. Tracer has been performed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City in September 2017. In 2013, Kim reconstructed Martha Graham’s Imperial Gesture (1935), which is now on tour with the Martha Graham Dance Company. Both reconstructed works were featured in the Sunday edition of The New York Times. Kim has also restaged Graham’s Primitive Mysteries (1931), Panorama (1935) and Steps in the Street (1936), with funding from the NEA American Masterpieces grant.

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WHAT SHE’S UP TO

Kim is currently in London for the 2018/2019 academic year serving as the resident Director at Kingston University. She looks forward to making new contacts for Movement Migration in the U.K and in Europe.