Friday, July 8, 2011

The dance of Buddha

From BuddhistArtNews

Korean monks, dancers and musicians give audience a glimpse of Nirvana.

Nirvana, a hypnotizing dance show from Korea, will tour Israel next month for the first time, after being presented in nearly 50 countries. The show, which is based on ancient ritual Buddhist dances, will be presented in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Herzliya and at Karmiel’s open-air theater as a part of the traditional dance festival. About 90 artists – dancers, Kodo drummers and musicians performing on other traditional instruments – will appear on stage.

The art of dance is very popular in Korea. Children are taught dancing in school from an early age, and about 50 of the country’s universities have dance departments, where classical, modern and traditional dance are taught and developed. Every city has a dance company of its own, in addition to the Korea National Ballet Company.

Buddhist dance is deeply rooted in Korea’s rich past, in its culture and history....

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