Eun-Me Ahn
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Eun-Me Ahn was born in Seoul where she also studied contemporary dance at Ehwa Woman’s University. She founded Ahn Eun-Me Company in 1988 before moving to New York in 1991 to study at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. In 2001 she returned to Korea where she continues her choreographic and performance practice. Invited to the Pina Bausch Festival, Wuppertal in 2001, she performed three of her solo works, „Black Tomb“, „Tomato Tomb“ and „White Tomb“. This was followed up by further invitations to the festivals in 2004 and 2008. Starting with anthropological choreography, together with old Korean ladies, she created Dancing Grandmothers in 2007 and often worked with non-professionals in contemporary dance. Eun Me Ahn has received numerous awards as a dancer and choreographer.