Korean National Ballet Creative Performance Series
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The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. (KCCDC) will present the Korean National Ballet Creative Performance Series, a new limited-term program featuring the U.S. premiere of epic work, Hoi Rang on Friday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. – Sunday, May 16 at 8:00 p.m. As a collaboration of the Korean National Ballet and the Korean Cultural Centers in both Washington, D.C. and New York, the series aims to introduce to U.S. audiences exceptional contemporary and creative performances by Korea's premier ballet company from recent years. This limited-term virtual performing arts program also explores the unique style and techniques of ballet in Korea through these detailed and exclusive recorded performances.
Premiere: May 17, 2019 at The Grand Theater at Yeulmaru
Hoi Rang, an original work by the Korean National Ballet, is based on the story of the character Rang as told by early-20th century Korean journalist Jang Ji-yeon in his compilation book Ilsayusa, published during the brief era of the Korean Empire (1897-1910).
In place of her aging father who is unable to serve, Rang disguises herself as a man to join the army and lead it to victory, achieving her own goals and those of her nation. This work is an epic ballet-play that adds artistic imagination to a classical story of filial piety. Hoi Rang was created with the choreography of Kang Hyo-hyung, a rising star choreographer and soloist with the Korean National Ballet. The production is further enhanced through the contributions of skilled professionals with international experience, including in the areas of directing, staging, and costume creation.
The Korean National Ballet (KNB), established in 1962, is Korea’s first professional ballet company and embodies the history of Korean ballet. During its nearly 60-year history, KNB has been widely recognized both at home and abroad for its scores of skilled dancers and choreographers as well as art direction and an impressi
- Start:May 14, 2021
- End:May 16, 2021
- Where:Washington, Washington,, Not found, District of Columbia, United States, 20008
- Event Type: Other
- Ticket Price:N/A