“Ato” is a Korean word meaning gift. The workshop will study the beauty of a living body and movement as a gift. Ato is a choreography tool which Lee Kyung-eun works with in her dance group reflecting the philosophy of sharing this gift with the audience. The participants will create with the “Ato” choreographic tool and then share it by applying the "Ato" principle.
The core principle of „Ato“, a choreography tool, is the space between.
Space between the body
Space between body and body
Space between body and environment
The space between body and music is approached from anatomical and design point
Lee Kyung-eun studied Dance at Hanyang University and Kyonggi University where she currently works as a lecturer. She received the New Artist award for her first choreographic piece Wavering Heart in 1996. Her artistic style is explosive in energy as well as delicate; innocent yet provocative. Her dance is a play of breath and pace. She continuously presents her pieces in Korea and abroad, she was invited to France Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis in 2016 and in 2017, her work Mind Goblin was performed at the Edinburg Fringe Festival at Dance Base receiving much praise. She also worked as an assistant choreographer for 2018 PyeongChang Paralympics opening and closing ceremony. She is acknowledged by critics and the public for her artistic quality and popular success in Korea as well as abroad. Lee Kyung-eun is the artistic director of Lee K. Dance founded in 2002. Its main philosophy in arts is to “communicate with the public with true movement”.