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Thursday-Friday, November 2 & 3, 8:00 pm
L.A. Dance Project / 2245 E Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90021
For special $10 student tickets, use the discount code UCR10
“...a mind twisting and totally engrossing work that I could watch again and again…”
—LA Dance Chronicle
Los Angeles Performance Practice presents NORRI, a new evening-length dance quartet where Korean folk dance and opera encounter electronic music, by seminal choreographer DaEun Jung, as part of the 2023 Live Arts Exchange [LAX] Festival.
NORRI is an evening-length group dance project inspired by the principle, form, and mode of Korean folk dance as a communal performance practice. NORRI, meaning “play” in Korean, creates an inclusive platform to experiment with collaborative pattern compositions while celebrating both collective accomplishments and individual grooves.
Re-stylized Korean dance vocabulary, spontaneous Pansori (Korean traditional folk opera) phrases, and continuous pulse of electronic sound interact with each other as the rhythmic encounters of past/present, formality/spontaneity, and uniformity/singularity suggest a new contemporary movement.
DaEun Jung is a dancer-choreographer who interlaces forms, principles, and methods of her ancestral and contemporary performance practices. Jung’s work has been supported by New England Foundation for the Arts, Los Angeles Performance Practice, REDCAT, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Pieter Performance Space, Movement Research at Judson Church, and Korea Foundation. She has received residency support from Loghaven Artist Residency, LA Dance Project, Brockus Project Dance, Camera Obscura Art Lab, and Show Box LA, as Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC). A 2023 National Dance Project Production Grant awardee, Jung redefines the practice and repertoire of Korean dance in intercultural settings as a continuation of her MFA in choreography at UCLA where she was also a Westfield Emerging Artist. She has taught at Santa Monica College, Loyola Marymount University, and University of Nevada Reno and currently is a lecturer at UC Riverside.
“LAX corrals the city’s most creative and visionary artists . . . to shape a uniquely West Coast scene.”
—Los Angeles Magazine
The Live Arts Exchange [LAX] Festival is an electrifying showcase of L.A.-based contemporary dance, theater, music, and cross-genre performance artists. Taking place Fall 2023 across a constellation of Los Angeles venues, the LAX Festival presents a curated roster of dynamic artists defining themselves through innovative performance.
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