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Fri Apr 19 2013, 7:30pm

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio , 1 Esplanade Drive, Marina Bay, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply

The Korean dancer is seldom still. She moves continuously, and through her interconnected movements, she embodies the Korean approach to life and spirituality -- that everything in this world, everything we experience or do, is part of an interconnected whole. In her agile footwork and graceful stances, she combines sombreness and joy, grace and strength.

But the Korean dancer is never alone – she is always part of a larger stage featuring traditional Korean musicians on customary wind, string and percussion instruments. The art they create is always varied and complex, drawing from the cultural wellsprings of Korean shamanism, Buddhism and Confucianism.

Let acclaimed Korean dancer Park Kyung Rang and the Deuneum Ensemble transport you to classical Korea with a performance of traditional Korean dances and music.

The trio of dance performances by Park Kyung Rang includes Seungmu -- one of Korea’s most famous traditional dances with its origins in Buddhist ritual. Accompanied by the otherworldly voice of traditional Korean string instruments and sombre drums, Park Kyung Rang will capture all eyes as she flows across the stage, her long silken sleeves fluttering in ritualistic slow motion.

Park Kyung Rang will also perform Salpuri, a dance that is rooted in shamanistic traditions and which expresses the beauty and sadness of human emotions, as well as Gyobang, an intricate piece traditionally performed by Korean courtesans. In it, Park Kyung Rang is fluid, graceful and ephemeral. She swirls and flutters to the beat of gutgeori rhythm, teasing the court with glimpses of her colourful multi-layered skirts.