For the first time, on 8 and 9 May, the yearly dance event Voorjaarsontwaken shows work by burgeoning talent from abroad. Three young dance makers from South Korea were invited to present their work to the Dutch public. KIM Bora, LIM Jin-ho, and KIM Jaeduk made a big impression on Korzo’s artistic director Leo Spreksel during the showcases at PAMS 2013 (Performing Arts Market Seoul). Now, within the concept of Voorjaarsontwaken, where pieces by burgeoning choreographic talent are shown, the rest of the Netherlands can get acquainted with talent from a fascinating new dance region.
Leo Spreksel: “South Korea has everything going to become an important country in terms of dance; an open mentality, a young population, and an eagerness to allow outside influences. The country is making enormous strides in catching up to the present day. Performers are coming up out of the urban and hip-hop scenes. Cultural traditions are applied in a contemporary way resulting in a modern dance with a clearly Asian signature. Personal, physical, and unpolished. And it’s really about something too.”
The Korean program is supplemented with the premiere of Isha, a contemporary Indian dance duet by artists-in-residence Hari & Chethana Noopur.
Voorjaarsontwaken will be held from 1-3 and from 8-9 May. Performance begins at 19:30. The international program plays on Thu 8 and Fri 9 May. More info & tickets.