12H dance

12H Dance, Moonsuk Choi, Yamila Khodr

In 2018 After many years working together as dancers and creators, 
we, Moonsuk Choi [South Korea] and Yamila Khodr [Argentina].
co-founded the company 12H Dance.

Based in Berlin, the 12H Dance idea is based on cultural and artistic exchange and cooperation between South Korea, Germany and Argentina.

12 hours is the time difference between South Korea and Argentina. 
Both countries are in literally opposite sides of the Globe, jet we believe we have a lot in common.

According to our personal experience, we believe in the Art form of Dance as a great source in order to build a common ground where differences can be appreciated as an enrichment to our own way to perceive things.
We believe in Art as a source of deeper connection between the different.

We wish to build bridges, to create a dynamic space of empathy, between the performer and the spectator. 

Who we are

12H dance members

Yamila Khodr (artistic director, choreography)
Moonsuk Choi (artistic director, choreography)
Paz Begue (production AR)
Jihye Choi (production KOR)

Freelance collaborators

Albrecht Ziepert (sound composition and arrangements)
Benjamin Schälike (light design)
Carmen Mehnert (text)
Erato Tzavara (video design)
Uwe Brauns (dance)
Sami Similae (dance)
Heamin Jung (dance)
Junghwi Park (dance)

Aeri Kim (dance)


Moonsuk Choi, 12H Dance

Artistic Director, Choreographer, Dancer

Moonsuk Choi

Born in South Korea. He is a dancer, choreographer and performer. He studied at Sejong University in Seoul. 
In 2006, he created "Two different ways" and received the award for best choreography at the festival of young choreographers by Dance Association of Korea. 
In 2007, he created the work "Two different ways" at Jungdong Theater Art frontier project and "Never say Never". He received '2007's Best Dancer Prize' from Dance Magazine "Momm(The body) Korea". 
He created "Relation" for '2008 Critic's Choice' and became a price by Arts Council Korea in 2008.
In 2009 til 2012, he was a soloist member at Saarländisches Staatstheater/Donlon Dance Company under the Direction of Marguerite Donlon.
In 2012 until 2015 he was a member by Daniel Hellmann(3 art 3 Company)/ Quan Bui Ngoc(Les ballets C de la B) for the productions "K" and "Untold". He worked with Martin Schick in Switzerland, MELO Collective in Sweden , Eunme Ahn Company (Theatre de la Ville) and Teresa Rotemberg (Rote Fabrik).
In 2013, he created "Inst.Act" for MODAFE Korea (Modern Dance Festival) and was chosen by Arts Council Korea as a supported "International Artist 2013". 
In 2014 he created "FIRST DATE" for the Oostende DANSAND Festival in Belgium.
He presented his solo "Going Below" at the 2013 Vienna's Fifoo festival, SPAF 2014 (Seoul Performing Art Festival), New York 92Y and Berlin.
From 2016 he started to work with Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Maqamat Dance Theatre/Omar Rajeh and Constanza Marcras/Dorky Park
He co-founded the dance company 12H Dance based in Berlin

Yamila Khodr, 12H Dance

Artistic Director, Choreographer, Dancer

Yamila Khodr 

Yamila Khodr (1984, Buenos Aires, AR) was 5 years old when she started dancing at Milderman’s school for body expression. After a year she stepped in to Ballet training with teachers Raul Candal and Katty Gallo. She entered the Institute of Advanced Studies in Art of Teatro Colón and then the Contemporary Dance School of Teatro San Martin. At the age of 15 she became a member of Julio Bocca's Sub-16 Ballet Company. 
She moved to Europe when she was seventeen to continue her dance education with a scholarship at the University of Music & Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) where she created her first choreographies and where she danced works by G. Balanchine, William Forsythe, Toula Limnaios, Dieter Heitkamp and Rui Horta.

Her graduation was followed up by a soloist contract at the Ballet of the Saarländisches Staatstheater in Saarbrücken and has danced in works by Marguerite Donlon, Stijn Celis, Helena Waldman, Teresa Rotemberg, Sommer Ulrickson, Carolin Finn, Itzik Galili, Marco Goecke, Marco Weigert, among others. 
In 2010 she was awarded for her “outstanding performance” in the role of Frida Kahlo by the Sponsor Club Price of the Saarländisches Staatstheater in Saarbrücken, Germany. 
She has staged works of Marguerite Donlon at the University of Music & Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main and at the Bolshoi Ballet and Ballet Ireland.

Since 2013 Yamila works as a freelancer with choreographers like Cie. mafalda/Teresa Rotemberg, Caroline Finn, Moonsuk Choi, Cie, If Human, Radhouane El Meddeb and Maqamat Dance Theater/ Omar Rajeh. 
Her performances includes tours in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Argentina, Chile, Lebanon, USA, Poland, Greece,  South Korea, Thailand and Macao.

Her own creative projects includes choreographies, Installations and short films like  “Not Alone", "Marta & Maria",  "zap zap zap", "Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald" choreography for the play by Ödön Von Horváth for the Saarländisches Staatstheater in Germany.

"Marta & Maria, the movie" a dance film created and filmed in Buenos Aires. As well she choreographed for different youth projects. 

In 2015 she created, curated and produced “Hacia el Cenith”, an Interdisciplinary Event - Party in Buenos Aires. 

In 2018 she created the dance solo “Ella, eine Inszenierung des Nichtseins” presented at Pfefferberg Theater, Berlin.

She co-founded the dance company 12H Dance based in Berlin.