Week 5: Eun Jung and Cappy

Eun Jung Portrait

Eun Jung Choi is an artistic co-director of Da·Da·Dance Project. The company’s mission is to challenge traditional notions of art making while promoting social awareness and diversity through collaborative performance efforts. The company has toured in the US, Mexico and Korea since 2008, presenting works by Gerald Casel, Elise Knudson, Luke Gutgsell, Helena Franzen, Melanie Stewart, Erick Montes as well as work by two artistic directors: Guillermo Ortega Tanus and Choi. As an independent artist, she has worked with independent artists/dancers, collaborators and companies in New York, Mexico and San Diego since 1996. As a teacher, She has taught at the NC Governor’s School, North Carolina School of the Arts, Center of Choreographic Investigation (Mexico), Laborame (Mexico), University of Veracruz (Mexico), Temple University, University of the Arts, Rowan University and Bryn Mawr College. She graduated with a master’s degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU in 2003 and earned her MFA in Dance from Temple University, where she was a University Fellow and recipient of the Rose Vernick Choreographic Achievement Award. She was an Artist-in-Residence at the Live Arts Brewery 2011-2012 and at the Sacatar Institute Brazil 2014.

Cappy Portrait

Catherine (Cappy) Rush is a playwright and fiber artist. Her plays have been produced and developed at such theaters as The New York Theatre Workshop and TheatreWorks of Palo Alto. Her play The Loudest Man on Earth, originally created for Philadelphia Theatre Workshop, was awarded the “wild applause Little Man” by the San Francisco Chronicle and was voted one of the top ten plays for the 2013 San Francisco season. As a fiber artist, Catherine learned to crochet and knit in the New Zealand school system at 8 years of age. Later in life she branched into weaving and spinning studying floor loom weaving and spinning at the Guildford Handcrafts School in Madison, Connecticut and Navajo upright loom and spinning in Taos, New Mexico. As the previous owner of three curiously odd llamas and three mostly docile sheep – Millicent a Cotswold, Suds a Romney-Suffolk cross, and Brillo a black Border Leicester – Catherine is still busily spinning wool with her hands and stories in her head as she works with their fleeces. She incorporates both explorations working with Cross Pollination artists Adrienne Mackey and Eun Jung Choi.

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