By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
The Korean Cultural Center in Nigeria (KCCN) will do a virtual screening of a sixty minutes dance performance, Body Concert, through YouTube page: @KCCNIGERIA, between September 8 and 15 exclusively.
In a statement issued yesterday by the Director of Korean Cultural Center in Nigeria (KCCN), Lee Jin Su, the Center said the “Body Concert” by Ambiguous Dance Company, was created to show how much the body can express itself through music.
According to the statement, “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.
The statement said the “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.”
The statement further said that in 2019, the group 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.
Expressing the significance of the event, Lee Jin Su, in the statement said it will introduce the trend of Korean contemporary art by screening ‘Body Concert’.
According to the statement, the Body Dance performance has shocked the contemporary dance world with fresh choreography, which is popular at home and abroad.
He said also that it will provide an opportunity for audience 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.