TOYIN ADEBAYO, ABUJA
The Korean Cultural Centre Nigeria is set to commence a one week online screening of ‘Body Concert’ performance by the popular Ambiguous Dance Company.
Director, Korean Cultural Centre Nigeria, Lee Jin Su, said the online streaming is a delibrate attempt to introduce the trend of Korea art to the world.
According to him; ‘Body Concert’, is a performance which has shocked the contemporary dance world with fresh choreography.
He , however, expressed optimism that the performance will provide dance enthusiasts an opportunity to experience an excellent performance team that has not only won awards at world-class festivals and performing arts festivals but has also recently participated in a promotional video for Korea tourism.
The “Body Concert” by Ambiguous Dance Company was created to show how much the body can express itself through music.
He further explained that the choreographer, Kim Bo-ram selected songs that he once wanted to dance as a dancer to form the choreography.
“From Daft Punk, a pioneer of Electronic music, to Bach’s ‘Goldberg Variation’ representing Baroque music, and ‘Make Me Cry’ of Handel’s opera, ‘Rinaldo’, a symbol of the Classics, this performance involves music and dance, not bound by genre. All work in exquisite harmony.
“‘Body Concert’ received the “Critics Choice Best Work” Award in 2010, listed in the Performing Arts Market in Seoul “PAMS Choice” in 2016, and officially invited and performed at Sibiu International Theater Festival in Romania in 2017.”
In 2019, they performed for five days at the Australian Castle Main Festival, received a five-star rating in the ‘Herald Sydney’ review, and was officially invited to the Berlin Contemporary Dance Festival ‘Tanz im August,’ and sold out all seats for the 4th performance.