It is so great to meet everyone in the
The history of Korean ballet goes all the way back to 1946, when the country had its first ballet performance on stage. And even though it hasn’t been a 100 years yet, the recognition on Korean ballet is growing higher than ever before. Now, there are many Korean male and female ballet dancers dancing for some of the greatest ballet companies in the world. And the event like
In this festival, there will be beautiful ballet performances by great ballet dancers such as Lucia Lacarra, the Principal dancer of Germany Barbarian Ballet, Marlon Dino, the Principal dancer from Dortmund Ballet of Germany, Nina Kaptsova and Alexander Volchkov, the Principal dancers of Bolshoi Ballet. Other great ballet dancers and companies will perform classical and contemporary pieces in the Gala Show. Not only that, existing choreographers will present their choreographies on stage and some new choreographers will get the chance to present their creations to the world. Moreover, there will be a Forum, regarding the matter of the education of ballet and its societal role. All of the performances and events will be dedicated to spread the beauty of ballet in public and also to the growth of ballet in Korea.
I thank all the people who have been working hard for the [K-Ballet World 2017] and I hope all the audience will enjoy the show and continue their interest and love towards the beauty of ballet. Please enjoy the festival with the breeze of autumn!
President of The Korea Ballet Association