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September 24, 2010

The Alabama Asian Cultures Foundation, in association with The Korea Society, is pleased to announce a presentation of Dynamic Korea: Dance & Song will be performed in Birmingham by the Chae Hyang Soon Dance Company, at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 24, 2010, at the Virginia Samford Theatre. Tickets are available for the 6:30 p.m. pre-performance banquet and the 8:00 p.m. performance and following dessert reception. The performance will be open seating, and the dinner is optional.

This program is part of a national tour organized by The Korea Society. The Korea Society is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated solely to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea.

The Chae Hyang Soon Dance Company, which has performed at the Kennedy Center, the tenth anniversary of the Seoul Olympics, and been invited to perform at Korea's presidential inauguration, is committed to the core traditions of Korean dance - ka, the song; mu, the movement; and ak, the music - and performing in ways that present the essence of Korean art. Featuring traditional Korean percussion and dance, some rarely seen outside Korea, the performances to be offered include: "Lotus Dance," "Monk's Dance," "Drum and Hat Dance," "Hourglass Drum Dance," "Wind Drum," and others.

An indepth article on this performance by Erik Hagen can be found in Arts in Alabama, an e-magazine, that can be found in its entirety at Arts in Alabama Magazine.

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