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Chapter 4

Dancers in Mozaik Dance's Sad Hope

Mozaik Dance

Sad Hope (Excerpts)

For everyone 8 and up

Sad Hope focuses on the inner world we live in as humans, and our connection to love, anxiety and how we relate to one another. It explores how we are dealing with our emotions in a world that is conditioning us to numb our feelings. To make this story, Mozaik Dance uses popping as the common thread, but adds contemporary and other street style influences.

Choreographed by

Manon Bal, J9 and Sun Kim

Featuring dancers

Manon Bal, J9 and Sun Kim

Additional Credits

Hosted by
Patrick Ferreri

Sign Language Interpretation provided by
Hands On, Inc.

Interpreter Director
John McGinty

Sign Language Interpreter
Lynette Taylor

Audio Description provided by
Laura H. Congleton

Archival video of Sad Hope
Filmed at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

Learn & Engage

About the Company

Mozaik Dance is a dance company made up of three women who aim to explore popping in an experimental format. Because the company is a collaboration of three distinct women, coming from three very different backgrounds, they aim to share their knowledge with each other and the world. Mozaik Dance uses popping, house, contemporary and hip-hop as a way to innovate and speak about the human condition.

From the Choreographers
These are excerpts from the end of our 30-minute length piece called Sad Hope. The theme of this work focuses on the inner world we live in as humans and our connection to love, anxiety and how we relate to one another.

Choreographer Bio
Mozaik Dance is made up of three choreographers collaborating together: Sun Kim, Manon Bal and J9. The company has presented their work, Sad Hope, at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, San Francisco Hip-Hop Festival and the Mark Morris Dance Center. Individually, Sun Kim hails from Korea and has won Step Ya Game Up and Book of Styles in the style of popping; she has also danced for Madonna, Sir Elton John, Cirque du Soleil and more. Manon Bal comes from France, studied at The Ailey School and dances with Ephrat Asherie Dance as a principal dancer. J9 has immersed herself in both the underground and commercial scenery of New York City; she fuses street styles together and has danced for Madonna, 070 Shake and Spotify.

Watch a Talk-Back Video

Join choreographers Manon Bal, J9 and Sun Kim, as well as Kate Weare from Chapter 3, as they answer questions about their work submitted by summer camp kids and families watching New Victory Dance.

Audio-Described Talk-Back

About New Victory Dance

A celebration of dance in all its forms, our annual summer dance series features exciting NYC dance companies alongside unique opportunities to see and engage in a wide variety of dance styles.

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Dancers in Mozaik Dance's Sad Hope
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Free arts programming like New Victory Arts Break and this year’s virtual New Victory Dance is just one way we make arts more accessible during this critical time. New Victory, powered by New 42, remains committed to creating quality arts education and engagement to broaden kids’ worldview through the performing arts.


New Victory Dance Supporters

New Victory Dance is supported, in part, by a generous grant from the Blavatnik Family Foundation in honor of Dawdie Appelson, a teacher, arts enthusiast and life-long supporter of the performing arts.

Jody and John Arnhold | Arnhold Foundation | Howard Gilman Foundation | Harkness Foundation for Dance | Mertz Gilmore Foundation | public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council | the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature | The Jerome Robbins Foundation

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