Born Dance Company features at Dancers for Life
Landis Performing Arts Center, Riverside, CA
“New Breath : Korean Dance Fusion”
2010 Ford Theatre Summer Season
Presented by BORN DANCE COMPANY
FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2010 8:30PM
This project will bring exotic Korean dances and artistic cultural excitement to the beautiful Ford’s outdoor stage by showing diverse dance repertoires in two major styles of dances: traditional and contemporary creative Korean dance.
The first half will show several important traditional dance repertoires that represent unique Korean cultural heritages such as Mudang-chum (Shaman Dance), Jindo Buk-chum (Drum Dance), Sanjo-chum (graceful movements accompanying with San-jo music – famous traditional Korean folk music) and Gasahojeop (recreated Seung-mu in the Korean dance style from the mid-1900s). In particular, Sanjo-chum and Gasahojeop will be performed by internationally renowned guest artists from Korea, Moon-sook Kim and Sook-ja Kim (both are members of The National Academy of Arts in Korea).
The second half of the evening will be composed of Korean style contemporary dances, fusion of Korean and Western dance, including Rendering Series, major repertoires of Born Dance Company such as “Tal (mask)” and “Life Journey”. Tal is a culturally recreated modern dance generated from traditional Korean Mask Dance and Drama. Life Journey is a Born Dance Company’s ambitious project of visualizing and conceptualizing bodily movements on the stage with paint. These dances were granted and invited as 2009 Unknown Theater Dance Series and well recognized by several reviewers. These pieces will be performed by excellently talented dancers of Born Dance Company. Also, some new dance projects such as emotionally inspiring duet, showing harmonious music and movement combination, and recreation of modern dance and Korean dance movements will be presented by Won-sun Choi, Artistic Director of Born Dance Company, and two collaborators, Gil-man Jung, a soloist of Korean National Dance Company and Byung-ju Yoon, a leading modern dance choreographer in Korea.
Lively movements to Korean rhythm in harmony with nature-friendly environments provided by the theater will create one great art performance in one summer night.
Friday, July 30, 2010 8:30PM
at Ford Theatres
2580 Cahuenga Blvd, East
Hollywood, CA 90068
Tickets offered for two sections
$25 & $20 Online / Phone (purchase on or after July 23, 2010)
$20 & $15 Online / Phone (purchase before July 23, 2010)
Online Purchase / Box Office 323-461-3673
Won-sun Choi features at Korea 21: Music Here and Now
presented by The Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
Nate Holden Performing Art Center, Los Angeles, CA
April 24, 2010 7:30 PM
Rendering – At the Moment
Born Dance Company presents “Rendering – At the Moment” as a part of Unknown Theater’s 2009 Dance Series this July.
New dance and performance work by Born Dance Company.
Artistic director, Won-sun Choi presents a unique series of bodily movements drawing upon traditions of both the East and the West. Her dynamic choreographic approach is filled with aliveness as newly “born” movements are created at the moment of performance. Rendering — at the Moment intricately describes stories relating to the human condition throughout time and is weaved with a tapestry of multi-cultural and social perspectives. This show draws you into a culturally rich space created by dynamic aliveness of the movements, along with grotesque traditional Korean masks, long drapes, vivid colors, passionate beats, and abstract visual-media presentations.
For the diverse corporeal re-presentations about the life, “Rendering II – Life Journey: v. 2” and “Rendering III – Tal” (premiere) will be presented. Sue Roginski’s “Sandival’s Story: Three Chapters” (premiere), Byung-ju Yoon’s “Yeo” (premiere), and Ji-young Jung’s “Just Look At There” (premiere) will also be presented. In collaboration with the performers: Carrie Mikuls, Kijai Salimu, and Victoria Smith. Each of you is encouraged to participate as collaborators in fulfilling the wholeness of the dynamic interactions among the people in the room.
July 16-29, 2009 Thursday – Saturday : 8pm Sunday : 6pm
at Unknown Theater
1100 N. Seward Street
Hollywood, CA 90038
$24 At the door / By phone