Aparna Sindhoor Dance Theater October 27, 2008 | svertichio | More on General
Aparna Sindhoor Dance Theater "A Story and a Song" A Story and A Song is…new production that has been developed based on women’s stories. An interactive dialogue between Kannada folk tales, Native American tales along with narratives from contemporary women, A Story and A Song is a tale of women, environment and love. Stories are from A. K. Ramanujan’s translations of Kannada folktales and Native American tales by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz (editors), and local tales by grand mothers, friends and family. Choreography is based on Bharatanatyam, Yoga, Martial Arts and Theater. The performance encompasses spoken word, dance, theater and contact improvisation in a powerful way to engage the audience. For more, see the November 2008 Global Issue of Dance Magazine.Read More
Beauty How-To October 27, 2008 | Alison Feller | More on General
Dance Spirit makeup artist Tonya Noland recreates the wintery pastel makeup look from one of…favorite Mia Michaels "So You Think You Can Dance" routines.Read More
Myung Soo Kim Dance Project October 27, 2008 | svertichio | More on General
Tosalp'uri is performed at the end of the Kyonggi Todangkut. Kut refers to the ancient…ceremonial form which incorporates dance, music, and drama with shamanic ritual. It is still practiced today. Kyonggi Todankut is a Kut of Kyungki province. The Lyonggi Todangkut is composed of Jinsui, Chesok, Tuhbuhlim, Kkaegum, Pujongnori, Olrimchae, and Tosalp'uri. Tosalp'uri obviously counts on the people to be blessed and is traditionally performed by a Mudang, a shaman, to complete the whole ritual performance. It takes place in the village square or shrine. "Tosal" means "to remove something evil," and "Sal" are those spirits harmful to people believed to be in everything in the universe. "P'uri" means "to release," "to drive the evil away." The dancer holds a white scarf, symbolizing the soul of the dead. In Tosalp'uri the scarf is twice as long as the dancer's height (not half as long as in Salp'urich'um, which is performed later in the program.) Kin arirang t'aryong (1920). For more, see the November 2008 Global Issue of Dance Magazine.Read More
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