Korean Sounds – East Meets West: Dance

Date: Wednesday 13 December, 7.30pm
Venue: Kings Place, Hall One

The final concert of the series is based around the theme of Dance. Dance and music have been inseparable from the very beginning with their origins being in ancient rituals.

Members of the National Orchestra of Korea performs traditional ensemble music ‘Sinawi’ and ‘Daepungryu’ as well as contemporary pieces written by Sung Kook Kim and Ji Hye Choi. ‘Sinawi’ was originally performed by shaman-musicians during rituals that accompanied the shaman’s songs and dances. ‘Daepungryu’ is a music that is still widely performed in shamanic rituals, mask dances, and on festive occasions.


Traditional instrumental ensemble music – Daepungryu / 대풍류
Sung Kook Kim – Three Colour Fire / 삼색화
Traditional instrumental ensemble music – Namdo Sinawi / 남도시나위
Ji Hye Choi – House of Emotions / 감정의 집

Tickets from £9.50 – Kings Place