Don’t miss the first-ever UK appearance by the Korea National Contemporary Dance Company as part of a Festival of Korean Dance at The Place this May. Tickets on sale now.
Korea National Contemporary Dance Company – Immixture
Making their UK debut the celebrated Korea National Contemporary Dance Company present the beauty of Korean dance and music on stage. <Immixture> is a perfect harmony of speed, strength, flexibility and precision performed by five virtuosic dancers who skillfully blend traditional Korean dance and music with vibrant Western melodies and movement.
Immixture shows what is Korean, and at the same time brings up curiosity about “What is Korean.”
– Jihyeon Lee, Dance Critic (Dance Criticism, 2016)
Choreography. AHN Sungsoo
Lighting Design. KIM Keonyoung
Dancers. LEE Juhee, KIM Hyun, KIM Minji, JEONG Seoyun, SEO Ilyoung
About Korea National Contemporary Dance Company
As one of Korea’s pivotal national performing arts companies, and the country’s top production company of contemporary dance works, Korea National contemporary Dance Company focuses on producing new works and continuously developing and advancing the company’s repertoire. Based on a systematic and stable production system, KNCDC works with talented Korean choreographers and artists and enriches its programs further by inviting internationally acclaimed choreographers and pursuing other international collaboration. KNCDC enhances its artistic prowess further by offering an environment for the creation of new works to enrich the repertoire with artistically exciting, diverse and unique pieces.
About AHN Sung Soo – Artistic Director, Korea National Contemporary Dance Company
Ahn Sung Soo utilises a genre-encompassing approach in his creation, with elements from Korean traditional dance, ballet, hip hop, contemporary dance and elsewhere. Identifying and separating characteristics of each type of dance, he breaks them down and uses the core elements to reconstruct, building each new work with its own visual aesthetic, systematic structure and musical interpretation. He also seeks to build on the diverse qualification of the Korean dancers with the delicate interpretation, outstanding musicality, unique texture and versatile technique earned through their body neutralisation training. Under his artistic leadership, KNCDC aims to introduce the vibrant originality and excellence of Korean contemporary dance to the worldwide dance stage.
FOR THE CURIOUS
Wed 9 Mar Stay after the show for a Q&A with the artists.
Age recommendation: 8+
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