By John Okeke
The Korean Cultural Centre of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea held a screening on Body Concert Dance performance.
The “Body Concert” by Ambiguous Dance Company was created to show how much the body can express itself through music.
The choreographer, Kim Bo-ram selected songs that he once wanted to dance as a dancer to form the choreography.
From Daft Punk, a pioneer of Electronic music, to Bach’s ‘Goldberg Variation’ representing Baroque music, and ‘Make Me Cry’ of Handel’s opera, ‘Rinaldo’, a symbol of the Classics, this performance involves music and dance, not bound by genre. All work in exquisite harmony.
“Body Concert” received the “Critics Choice Best Work” Award in 2010, listed in the Performing Arts Market in Seoul “PAMS Choice” in 2016, and officially invited and performed at Sibiu International Theater Festival in Romania in 2017.
In 2019, they performed for five days at the Australian Castle Main Festival, received a five-star rating in the ‘Herald Sydney’ review, and was officially invited to the Berlin Contemporary Dance Festival ‘Tanz im August,’ and sold out all seats for the 4th performance.
In a release by the Director of Korean Cultural Centre Nigeria Embassy of the Republic of Korea Lee Jin Su said the Significant of the event Introduces the trend of Korean contemporary art by screening ‘Body Concert’ – a performance which has shocked the contemporary dance world with fresh choreography and is popular at home and abroad.
“It provides an opportunity for audience to experience an excellent performance team that has not only won awards at world-class festivals and performing arts festivals but has also recently participated in a promotional video for Korea tourism,” he said.