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Greater Baltimore Performance by the Bereishit Dance Company image

Greater Baltimore Performance by the Bereishit Dance Company

Expanding the reach of Korean cultural programs in the D.C.-Baltimore region, the Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. presents an encore performance by the acclaimed Seoul-based Bereishit Dance Company of their contemporary dance work Balance and Imbalance, at the Gordon Center For Performing Arts in Owings Mills, Md. 

Under founding choreographer Soon-ho Park, Bereishit Dance Company approaches Korean traditional culture from a contemporary view, keeping its fundamental value rather than merely borrowing or transforming it. Balance and Imbalance juxtaposes dancers alongside drummers and singers of the traditional Korean vocal storytelling genre pansori, which itself combines music, movement, and emotion. This experiment between East and West is a study of differing movement sensations. To the unbroken rhythm of Korean traditional drums, dancers develop a clarity and power that goes beyond national borders. Their unabashed physical control, somewhere between breakdance, artistry, and urban coolness, simultaneously illuminates and criticizes their cultural roots.

Balance and Imbalance will also be performed in Washington, D.C. on the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage on Nov. 7 as part of the Second Annual Korean Culture Week (Nov. 7-9). Details here

Bereishit Dance Company performs Balance and Imbalance

The Gordon Center For Performing Arts 

(3506 Gwynnbrook Ave. Owings Mills, MD 21117)

Friday, Nov. 10 @ 7:30 pm

Free tickets with registration via the Gordon Center website HERE

Bereishit Dance Company, founded in 2013 by choreographer Soon-ho Park, is known to display an amazing sensitivity towards space and rhythm, offering performances delivered with kinesthetic clarity and power. The company has extensively toured internationally including shows at at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and Dance Salad Festival in Houston, Tx. Soon-ho Park also recently completed a guest artist residency at George Mason University in 2017, where its top dance major students performed his works at the 2017 Dance Gala Concert presented by the Mason School of Dance.