“Bul-Ssang” by Korea National Contemporary Dance Company

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This work, inspired by the pastiche of buddha copies and the cultural clash, gives the paradoxical insight that the buddha figure ‘bulsang’ is not the face of God but our own faces in this world. Here the title simultaneously implies the life of secular people as the buddha figure ‘bulsang’ literally and as the poor ‘bulssang’.

While the choreography creates new movement vocabulary through disheveling the boundaries of dance and culture, and integrating disparate elements, the pop-art sensibility of installation artist Choi Jeong Hwa and DJ’s live music create a playful stage by experimenting improvisation.

<Bul-Ssang> crosses over the boundaries of the traditional and the modern, the East and the West, the refined and the vulgar. It casts a question how the world view of the divine and the vulgar being one, which finds the sacred in the trifling, unstably changing and vibrant life itself, resonates with today’s hybrid cultural phenomena and approaches with validity in today’s life.

Presented by:Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Hong KongKorea National Contemporary Dance Company
Supported by:Korea Foundation
Venue and Ticketing Services Sponsored by:Leisure and Cultural Services Department