Our residency at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, CA, last week was a rousing success. We visited children at St. Joseph's Hospital of Orange County, taught some master classes and premiered "Ways of Seeing," Trey's new, site-specific work that took audiences from inside the center to outside on the Plaza.
It was also a great week for us in the press. The LA Weekly described Trey "as much conjurer as choreographer," and The Los Angeles Times published both a terrific preview and a terrific review of TMP, as well as some stunning photos:
(L-R) An Lee Chang, Ryan Redmond, So Jin Chang, Brett Perry and Tae Hee Kim rehearse Ravens
This has been a crazy, creative couple of weeks. We welcomed An Lee Chang, Tae Hee Kim and So Jin Lee from Korea National Contemporary Dance Company on Oct. 20 ("Gangnam Style") and we've been on the move since.
We performed two shows on Nov. 10 for our Boise audiences, previewing Trey's newest work, The Unkindness of Ravens, which features TMP dancers Brett Perry and Ryan Redmond and the three KNCDC dancers. The company is now in New York City at the Brooklyn Academy of Music for the week—opening night and the world premiere of Ravens is tonight.
Below, you'll find links to some of the great press about the KNCDC residency in Boise, DanceMotion USAsm, The Unkindness of Ravens ... and what some people thought of our "Gangnam Style" welcome (hint: they loved it).
To welcome Korea National Contemporary Dance Company dancers An Lee Chang, Tae Hee Kim, and So Jin Lee on Sunday, Oct. 21, Trey thought we should learn some Korean. So at our weekly staff meeting, he gives us a handout with a few Korean words or phrases, explains a little about them, and we practice pronunciation.
Because the KNCDC dancers will be touring with TMP and engaging with people in Boise, Brooklyn, NY; Costa Mesa, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; and Chicago, IL, we thought we should share what we've learned so when you meet An Lee, Tae Hee and So Jin, you can say, "Annyeong-haseyo."
annyeong-haseyo (ann-YEONG ha-SEY-o)
Thank You 감사합니다
gamsa hamnida (KAMsa-HAMnida—the 'g' is pronounced with a slight 'k' sound)
You're Welcome 천만에요
Trey also introduced us to the funny and informative KWOW (Korean Word of the Week) videos on YouTube, with host Professor Oh.