MOVES debuts in Korea

"Voice in the Wind" choreographed by James Jeon for Ballett Basel at the premiere of MOVES, Gwacheon Citizens Hall. Photo: Charles Ian Chun

“Voice in the Wind” choreographed by James Jeon for Ballett Basel at the premiere of MOVES, Gwacheon Citizens Hall.
Photos: Charles Ian Chun

In September and October, MOVES, a collaboration between Ballett Basel in Switzerland and Seoul Ballet Theatre gave their premieres at Gwacheon Citizens Hall and the National Theater of Korea.

Combining both classical and modern dance, MOVES was a true “East meets West” experience as the artistic directors of each ballet company choreographed programs for the other.

"Under the Moon" choreographed by James Jeon for Seoul Ballet Theatre at the premiere of MOVES, Gwacheon Citizens Hall. Photo: Charles Ian Chun

“Under the Moon” choreographed by James Jeon for Seoul Ballet Theatre at the premiere of MOVES, Gwacheon Citizens Hall.

The Kangnam Hakbo organized a ticket giveaway to students on Facebook with tickets generously donated by the ballet companies.

Ticket winners: German School of Music 4th-year flute student Yeji Choi and GSM graduate Jiu Hwang pose with Ballett Basel artistic director Richard Wherlock. Photo: Charles Ian Chun

Ticket winners: German School of Music 4th-year flute student Yeji Choi and GSM graduate Jiu Hwang pose with Ballett Basel artistic director Richard Wherlock.

Ticket winner: 2nd-year English Literature major Seung-hyeon Hong with Seoul Ballet Theatre artistic director James Jeon. Photo: Charles Ian Chun

Ticket winner: 2nd-year English Literature major Seung-hyeon Hong with Seoul Ballet Theatre artistic director James Jeon.

MOVES continues in Switzerland next year. Follow the production on their Facebook page.

Charles Ian Chun

Editor and web designer, The Kangnam Hakbo (English). Instructor, Department of Liberal Arts.

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