About This Event
KCCDC MOdern DAnce FEstival Series (1)
The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. (KCCDC) proudly presents the MOdern DAnce FEstival Series, featuring select performances by cutting-edge Korean dance troupes at the International Modern Dance Festival (MODAFE).
This virtual performance series highlights three exceptional original works recently seen during MODAFE, Korea's premiere international dance festival held in May 2021. Each exclusive recording is viewable online for just 48 hours. Viewers can sample the vibrant energy of the Korean contemporary dance scene in the post-COVID era and get to know some of the groups pushing the creative envelope on stage in a country known as a global pop culture powerhouse.
For complete information, visit the KCCDC online at http://washingtondc.korean-culture.org.
August 20 @8:00 p.m. - August 22 @ 8:00 p.m. (48 Hours)
La trahison des images
Performed by Leedongha Dance Project
Choreographer: Lee Dongha
We believe in what we see. That which may be a fact may not be a truth. What we believe in and what we refer to—are they really the same? In general, our perception recognizes information delivered through the five senses as factual. But are such facts really true? With Magritte's paintings, what we see, hear, and feel may not be the truth, and perhaps the truth we know is not justice. Even if an object is represented realistically, it only depicts the object and cannot be the object itself. This work asks us not whether we are believing in what we see, but rather whether we are seeing what we believe in.
Leedongha Dance Project, established in 2015, pursues instinctive expression by focusing on natural movements in which everyday life becomes dance, implementing this approach concretely on stage. The troupe attempts to communicate with the audience through creative expression by approaching timely subject matters with various perspectives.