Performance group Samulnori was launched in 1978 to preserve and carry on the traditions of Korean folk music and dance “in a creative way” by modernizing its music.
The song “Samdo Nongak Garak”, the set piece for this project, is representative of the pieces used to reorganize the group’s initial repertoire. How do we face up to history and live in the present? Eleven dancers and choreographers each offer their own interpretations of/ approaches to this piece of music. In addition to repeat performances of two winning works from sister project, the competition “Dance ga mitai! Newcomer Series 17,” a total of 13 works will be staged during the festival.
Dance ga mitai! Executive Committee
The Dance ga mitai! Executive Committee was newly launched by former members of the small theater “die pratze” (which closed its doors in 2012), together with performers and critics who were involved in die pratze’s festival “Dance ga mitai!” They continue to carry out planning and production centering on the Dance ga mitai! project. Its sister project, the competition “Dance ga mitai! Newcomer Series,” has been held 15 times as of 2017 and has become a gateway to success for up and coming dancers. The group’s current representative is Keiichi Hayashi, who took over the post from Jiro Yoshimura in July 2012.
DANCE GA MITAI! Executive Committee
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