What My Teacher Taught Me: Ae-Soon Kim

Ae-Soon Kim in Carolyn Dorfman's Traces. Photo by Christopher Duggan, courtesy of Carolyn Dorfman Dance

Ae-Soon Kim, a dancer with Carolyn Dorfman Dance for eight years, learned the power of open-ended questions by working closely with Dorfman.

“Sometimes, in rehearsal, I feel like I'm in acting class. To help us bring emotion into our bodies, Carolyn poses questions like, 'What if you didn't have anything to eat but had to pretend to be happy? How would you feel?' Every time I dance her repertoire, I feel different. Her rehearsal process keeps us fresh because she asks us those questions."


Carolyn Dorfman is a teacher, choreographer and the artistic director of Carolyn Dorfman Dance.

See Caroline Dorfman Dance at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ, Friday at 7 pm.

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