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Arirang : 동행-We Go Beyond the Crossroad



Ko-Ryo Dance Theater Celebrates Ten Years With Performance Featuring Live Music, Including Traditional Korean Drumming

Showcasing its dedication to presenting and supporting the work of international artists, Dance New Amsterdam (DNA) invites Sunhwa Chung/Ko-Ryo  Dance Theater to join the DNA PRESENTS family, October 17-20. Arirang : 동행-We Go Beyond the Crossroad, choreographed and directed by Sunhwa Chung, blends traditional Korean dance with contemporary Western forms. The program features live music, composed and performed by Korean Traditional Drummer Vonggu Pak, with accompaniment by violinist Sarang West. The 90-minute performances begin at 7:30 p.m. each night with an additional matinee on October 20 at 3:00 p.m. Celebrating ten years, Ko-Ryo Dance Theater performs the New York premiere of the autobiographical work Arirang: 동행-We Go Beyond the Crossroad. The multi-disciplinary piece explores Chung’s attempt to remain close to her roots as she grew beyond her culture, embracing the customs and ideas of another. Chung created the eight-part piece in reflection of her departure from native Korea and her assimilation to the United States. Arirang, the title of the work, refers to arguably the most popular of all Korean folk songs. Guest violinist and collaborator Sarang West and drummer Vonggu Pak will perform the piece’s score live at each performance. Sunhwa’s work taps into the American immigrant’s process of self expression—offering both artists and audience members the opportunity to initiate deeper conversations regarding belonging, cultural integration and innovations.”


Wednesday, October 17 - Saturday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 20 at 3:00 p.m. An opening night reception will be open and free to the public one hour before curtain on October 17. Audience members are invited to stay for a post show discussion immediately following the performance on October 19.


Tickets may be purchased online at, by calling 212.227.9856 or on site two hours before curtain. Cost is $17 for general audiences, $14 for students and seniors, $12 for DNA members and advanced sales. Discounted tickets are available by phone for groups of six or more. All sales are final.


DNA is located at 280 Broadway (entrance at 53 Chambers Street), New York, NY 10007, near the R/W to City Hall, 4/5/6 at Brooklyn Bridge, J/M/Z, A/C/E or 1/2/3 at Chambers Street.


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Korean Art & Soul

Korean American Cultural Arts Foundation presents: Korean Art & Soul

The Korean American Cultural Arts Foundation presents its 7th Annual Korean Art and Soul. This unique celebration of artists from the Republic of Korea is designed to further the foundation's mission of creating strong bonds between Korean-Americans and the communities where they live through exposure to treasured Korean culture and art.

The 2012 Korean Art and Soul will include a pageant of Chosun (Joseon) Dynasty royal costumes as well as a showing of modern hanbok dress, all designed by Master Soo Dong Lee, master costume researcher and designer. Classical Korean dances will be performed by Master Park Jai Hee, dance professor at Cheongju University, and Master Kook Soo Ho, director of the Didim Dance Company. Seo Jin Sil, a member of the AUX Korean World Music Band, will perform a pansori--a traditional Korean folk song, and AUX will perform creative and modern interpretations of traditional Korean music and selections from other cultures.

Sat., Sep. 29, 2012, 7:30 PM
The Kennedy Center
Terrace Theater
2 hours, 15 minutes
$30.00 - $75.00

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