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Korea National University of Arts presents: K-Arts Dance Company

Korea National University of Arts presents a free performance by the K-Arts Dance Company, comprised of students from the prestigious KNUA School of Dance in a stunning mixed repertory program of original modern dance and Korean traditional dance.

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Nothing to Say is a modern dance piece choreographed by Mi Sook Jeon which examines the empty space found in the lethargic, nihilistic lifestyle of 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.

KNUA 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.

WHEN: Friday, June 20, 2014 @ 7:30 pm (90 minutes)
WHERE: Terrace Theater, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566)
HOW: RSVPs are currently full for this event.