Korea National University of Arts presents K-Arts Dance Company, comprised of students from its School of Dance, in a mixed repertory program. The university was established in 1993 and is the only national university in Asia which trains young artists of all genres--music, drama, film, television and multimedia, dance, visual arts, and Korean traditional arts. K-Arts Dance opened in 1997 and since 2000 it has participated in cultural exchange programs in France with the Lyon and Paris conservatories, and in the U.S. with SUNY Purchase College and the California Institute of the Arts. The company has performed in the U.S., Paris, Tokyo, Beijing, and Stockholm. Nothing to Say is a modern dance piece choreographed by Mi SookJeon which examines the empty space found in the lethargic, nihilistic lifestyle favored by many young people today. Three traditional Korean dance pieces are directed by Sung Ok Yang. Taepyeongmu (Great Peace Dance) wishes for a good harvest and peace in the land. Seungmu (Monk's Dance) displays both strength and amusement accompanied by gorgeous drum sounds. Geommu (Sword Dance) creatively praises the heroic acts of Hwang-Chang, the hero of the Silla period. Rounding out the program is Inside of Truth, a ballet studying the identity of truth choreographed by YongGeol Kim.
Performance Timing: 75 minutes, with no intermission.
This is a FREE event and general admission tickets are required. Tickets will be distributed by the Presenter beginning at 5:30 p.m. on the day of the performance, in front of the Terrace Theater, in the States Gallery lobby.