Born in South Korea, Kidows Kim was trained at the National Center for Contemporary Dance in Angers and the Exerce Master’s Degree program at the Montpellier National Choreographic Center. His work focuses on the grotesque fantasy and extreme absurdity shrouded in the prosaic. A self-styled “unmasker of monsters”, he is composing a “dictionary of fantastical creatures”. The first chapter of this work, the strangely monstrous solo Funkenstein, was created at the 2021 Belluard Bollwerk Festival; the second, Cutting Mushrooms, was created at the French Centre National de la Danse in June 2023. At the same time, he is developing a series of performances around his obsession with manga.
Photo: © Hubert Crabières