Sunday, December 18, 2005

Shakespeare's classic turned into dance musical in Korea

Choi Chong-ja Dance Company will present 'Winter's Tale,' a piece that combines Shakespeare with Korean sentiments and taste, from Dec. 23 to 25 at Arko Arts Theater in Seoul.

Based on Shakespeare's world-renowned 1610 classic drama of the same title, the dance musical has incorporated Korean modern dancer's own style and creativity, making it easy for the audience to plunge into the piece.

'With our own style, we have reinterpreted the original story's main theme of 'love and reconciliation' which comes as meaningful in this 'end-of-the-year' season,' said Choi, the director of the dance company.

'By transforming Korean traditional dance forms and integrating theatrical as well as musical elements, we have tried to highlight the most entertaining aspects of the original story.'

Among the cast are professional singers and the piece features various genres of music such as Korean traditional music, western music, pop songs and classical music. "

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