PHOTO: © Sara Amir Salem

Mihyun Ko - 24 hours

In the organizer's words:

24 hours examines the effects of our modern working world on society and the individuals who live in it. It addresses issues such as burnout, work addiction, fatigue, and production pressure in the context of a complex and competitive society.

Mihyun Ko grew up in South Korea is familiar with the dynamic and fast-paced, digitized world of work there. Supermarkets and kiosks are often open around the clock, same-day deliveries for all sorts of things are no exception, and having multiple jobs is not uncommon. Overwork is an everyday occurrence.

What shapes our personal relationship with work? Is it personal choices? Is it how and where we grow up? In 24 hours, Mihyun Ko and her team explore different work cultures.

How do we find our way in a world where we can get anything at any time and where we can work at any time?

How much do we have to work?

How much work is enough for us?

What do we live for and what do we work for?

What comes after retirement?


Mihyun Ko was born in Taean, South Korea. She lives in Cologne and works as a freelance dancer and choreographer. Initially, she studied special education for the disabled in South Korea. Through an interest in body language, movements and communication, which she developed within this framework, she came to dance and subsequently studied at the University of Music and Dance Cologne from 2014 to 2018. Since then she has been working as an independent artist in collaboration with many internationally renowned dance artists*.


Artistic direction: Mihyun Ko

Concept: Mihyun Ko, Moritz Wesp

Choreography: Mihyun Ko, Junghwi Park

Performance: Mihyun Ko, Junghwi Park, Taeyeon Kim, Vivien Kovarbašić

Music: Moritz Wesp

Costume design/stage design: Miyoung Ko

Dramaturgy: Glauconar Yue

Supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste, City of Cologne Cultural Office.

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