Sunday, February 21, 2010

National Dance Company of Korea

Beautiful. Simply beautiful.

I'm not much into theatre or dance, but this performance was actually great. The dancing was so crisp and, each dancer was in sync with the music, and each other.

Essentially the story's about 2 star crossed lovers, and the difficulties they face in being together. So pretty much they fall in love, the emperor gets angry and tortures the girl, the guy finds out, imprisons the emperor, and the two lovers are reunited.

It's this story but SO much more descriptive and vivid through dance. At times it could a bit confusing because no one actually talks, but the stellar movement and visuals really make up for a lack of understanding.

So You Thjnk You can Dance could take a few pointers from Korea's National Dance Company.

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