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OnStage Korea presents Dynamic Korean Dance: Traditional to Cosmopolitan

  • The Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre at GW 800 21st Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20052 United States (map)

Hyunju Lee Dance Company in collaboration with Laban Movers & Media Artist Group

The Global Arts Project's 

Dynamic Korean Dance: 

Traditional to Cosmopolitan

Friday, September 22 at 8:00p.m.

The Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre

at The George Washington University

 800 21st St. NW Washington, D.C.

Tickets: Free with RSVP

Join us for OnStage Korea's 5th showcase of the 2017 season, featuring The Global Arts Project's electrifying performance Dynamic Korean Dance: Traditional to Cosmopolitan, by the celebrated Hyunju Lee Dance Company and Laban Movers & Media Artist Group. Incorporating elements of traditional and contemporary dance with new media art and light projection technology, Dynamic Korean Dance: Traditional to Cosmopolitan aims to idealize Korean dance for the future based on the theme of glocalization (globalization + localization). 

The Global Arts Project aims to create a collaboration dance piece with dancers from different cultures by employing the Laban movement analysis, a technique which isolates fundamentals of human movement to deeply understand stylistic patterns from diverse cultures. Here, trained dancers discover the fundamental principles of Korean dance and create an improvisational dance piece based on their findings. The performance also introduces traditional and modern Korean arts fused with digital media artists, in two parts: The Past, a celebration of tradition, and The Present, an exploration of the limits of contemporary, improvisational Korean dance. 

Ultimately, this epic performance from one of Korea's most daring dance companies seeks to break down the wall between the audience and the performer, between technology and art, and between the individual and the universe around them. Read more about this performance on our website.

The Hyunju Lee Dance Company was established in 1994 in South Korea and has perfored at festival throughout Korea and the world. Most of its members are from major Korean dance associations and alumni of Kyunghee University in Seoul. Rather than standardization of performance, the company seeks to bring out the natural beauty and simplicity of Korean dance, with the Laban Movement Analysis at its core. Simple non-verbal communication methods allow them to connect across cultures and language barriers. Most of all, the company is continuously exploring and pushing forward the globalization of Korean dance artistically and philosophically.