Based on his philosophy that "Dance is a language that cannot be described in words," Kim Sungyong pursues dance as the "most truthful means of expression." He emphasizes that dance is an art to be expressed frankly above all. For him who embodies what words cannot portray, choreography is a process of searching for what he wants to express in the treasury of new things.
Movement research "Process init," which he developed with a focus on "sense and reaction," further solidifies this process. Artistic inspiration brought to him through "Process init" deriving atypical and creative movement is turned into visible forms on stage.
Kim began dancing at the age of 15 and came to prominence as the youngest winner of the gold award at Dong-A Dance Competition at 20 in 1997, and as the first Korean to win an award at Japan International Ballet & Modern Dance Competition in Nagoya. Showcasing more than 100 choreographic works on prestigious domestic and international stages, he has received a number of awards while being recognized for his abilities and talent. Besides, serving as the director of the Daegu Contemporary Dance Company, he brought new wind to the organization as a young leader in his 40s. He was also considered to have contributed to improving the dancers' capabilities and developing the company through various attempts, demonstrating his own empathetic communication skills.
Kim Sungyong, who is making his own way as a dancer, choreographer and administrator, is expected to take Korean contemporary dance to a world-class standard through his young and creative leadership based on his extensive experience and know-how in the field.