Sin Cha Hong (This is a Korean name; the family name is Hong
Sin Cha Hong (홍신자; b. 1943) is a noted modern dancer, choreographer, vocalist, and writer from South Korea. She is acknowledged as South Korea’s first avant-garde dancer, and has been credited as that nation’s premier performance artist.
She lived and worked in the United States from the late 1960s until 1990, founding the Laughing Stone Dance Company (웃는돌 무용단) in New York City in 1981. She returned to live in South Korea in 1990. She has collaborated with the gayageum player Hwang Byungki. She also studied meditation for 30 years, and is known as a meditation master.
Maida was invited to participate in the Jooksan Festival in Ansong, Korea by Hong Sin Cha. She was a strong and outspoken feminist along with many other scholars in Korea.