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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Sun May 09, 2004 5:49 am ]
Post subject:  Korea National Ballet

Sleeping Beauty to Wake Ballet Lovers in Seoul
By Yoon Ja-young for The Korea Times

''Sleeping Beauty,'' one of Tchaikovsky's most popular ballets along with ''Swan lake'' and ''the Nutcracker,'' is to be performed by the Korea National Ballet at Seoul Arts Center from May 8 to 15.

Classic choreographer, Marius Petipa, was the first to breathe life into the fairytale about Princess Aurora who falls into a deep sleep from a witch's curse and is awoken after a century by the kiss of a prince.

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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Mon Jun 28, 2004 12:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Korea National Ballet

Invitation to the World of Modern Ballet
By Yoon Ja-young

Ballet is interesting as long as you know something about it. Korea National Ballet’s ``2004 Ballet With Commentary’’ was greatly acclaimed among ballet novices as well as connoisseurs, opening doors to the world of an elegant, refined, yet interesting art genre. The series goes all contemporary in July, showing three pieces accompanied by commentary and explanation by Lee Jong-ho, culture editor at Yonhap News Agency. Lee, advisor of the troupe, is also known as a famous dance critic. The audience will understand how modern ballet is different from classical ballet and discover its attractions.

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Author:  Francis Timlin [ Mon Apr 04, 2005 12:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Korea National Ballet

Korea National Ballet will present "Le Corsaire" at the Seoul Arts Center, April 13-17. Park Chung-a previews the performance in the Korea Times:

http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/culture/200504/kt2005040418432711720.htm

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