Future Fridays: Jane Chan & Sung Im Her

Jane Chan & Sung Im Her

Future Fridays at Chisenhale Dance Space

12th July 2019 | 7:30pm
£5 Early Bird | £7.50 Standard | £10 Door | Last tickets on the door

A double bill by East Asian women from the diaspora community. The solo works unpack issues around the lack of self-expression, repression of voice and displacement in a foreign land, condition and circumstance.


Void – Jane Chan

A solo inspired by Jane’s late grandmother who had Alzheimer’s disease and the older adults she met through movement and dance projects in community and hospital settings. Confronted by constraints of the body and mind, Void explores freedom within a lack of means. Void reveals the beauty and brutality of human life.

Supported by Amina Khayyam Dance Company, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London, Kala Sangam and Starwave, Hong Kong.


You Are Okay – Sung Im Her

The solo work You Are Okay!  emerged from research into immigration and the borderlines between and within people. It is an attempt to discover the displaced body in a foreign country and is an expression of self when the voice is being repressed.

Sung Im was supported by NRW Tanzrecherche #17 Bonn to spend three weeks interviewing Korean miners who had been living in the Rhine region for over 40 years. The driving question was how and whether they perceive they have integrated into German society. You Are Okay! stems from this research combined with the Korean song form Pansori, exploring the meaning of a displaced body in a different society.

Supported by NRW Kultur Tanzrecherche # 17 in Bonn, Seoul Arts Foundation , Arts Council England, Korean Arts Council, Oost Vlaanderen, NRW Kultursekretariat Wuppertal, Testbeds/ Bedfordshire University and through residencies with School van Gaasbeek, Cocoon dance, Trip Space, GC De Woeker, De Grote Post, Bedfordshire University, Roehampton University


Future Fridays is our regular programme championing new work led by Chisenhale Dance Members. Join us for a first look at seven projects which shun conventions and face the future of performance head-on.



Jane Chan is a dance artist and choreographer, an integral member of Amina Khayyam Dance Company, the London Correspondent for dancejournal/hk and mentor for Arts Emergency. Storytelling through dance is at the heart of Jane’s practice – the stories are inspired by communities around her, especially those not heard often. Jane dedicates her body of work to addressing the ever-changing and multifaceted British Hong Kong – Chinese identity and increasing its representation at home and abroad.


Born in Seoul, South Korea, Sung Im Her is currently based in London after a decade of living and working in Belgium. After studying at P.A.R.T.S, she became a regular performer and collaborator with Needcompany, Ballets C de la B and Abattoir Fermé.
Sung Im has developed her own choreographic work in parallel to continuing to perform with these companies. Her trio Nutcrusher, exploring the slow but dramatic arrival of the #metoo movement in Korea, premiered at ARKO, Seoul in January. Commissioned by Arts Council Korea, she is currently developing new work W.A.Y (We Are You) with dancers Sidney Barnes, Jin Han Choi and Francesco Migliaccio and Belgian live band INLAND, to premiere in Seoul this coming September.