How a River Carries You (2017_Puppet Blok)

Hyung Seok is a South Korean multi-disciplinary theatre artist based in NYC. He also works as a videographer, photographer and film-editor. 

In 2014, Jeon’s video work, including his short film 'Autumn' (2014), was installed by the artistic director Robert Wilson at the 21st Watermill Center Annual Benefit. In 2016, he performed in a dance puppetry piece, ‘Tough the Tough (Redux: Steve)’, directed by David Neumann. In October 2017, he created and performed in ‘How a River Carries You’ as a part of Puppet Blok 2017 at Dixon Place. January 2018, he created and performed an hour long solo piece ‘A Held Posture’, a meditation on generational loss in relation to sensation of sinking into deep water. It was performed at Theatre Lab with four fully sold out performances.

His work often centers on selfhood, slowness, and self-reflection through formal experiments with theatrical and visual language on stage. He is a recipient of 2015 Fulbright graduate study award. He graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2017 with MFA in Theatre degree.  

His past/recent teachers include, Polina Klimovitskaya, Dan Hurlin, Rindi Eckart, Erik Ehn, Sara Rudner, Shirley Kaplan, June Ekman, David Neumann, Kathy Westwater, Patti Bradshaw, Merceditas Manago-Alexander, Peter Kyle, Koosil-Ja, Miguel Gutierrez, Cassandra Medley, Star Black, Sibyl Kempson, Tei Blow, Jeanette Yew, Tom Lee.




photography by Alex Shi