'The Song of Mermaid' grabs people's attention with fantasy-like ballet performance

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    온가족이 함께보는 '판타지발레'...

    김선희발레단 '인어공주' 11-12일 공연 n nMore than 50 of Korea's leading ballet dancers have come together in Seoul's eastern Gangdong-gu district this w

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    온가족이 함께보는 '판타지발레'...

    김선희발레단 '인어공주' 11-12일 공연 n nMore than 50 of Korea's leading ballet dancers have come together in Seoul's eastern Gangdong-gu district this weekend...

    to put on a special show.nn(Stand-up)n "Today's performance is 'The Song of Mermaid' by Kim Sun-hee Ballet Company,...

    first staged in 2001 and produced solely by Korean artists.

    The production has had several reruns over the past decade...

    with constant improvements to the music and the stage."nn They're calling it a (quote)'fantasy ballet'...

    which is why the stage decoration, the costumes and the props...

    are quite different from those seen in conventional ballets.nThe head of the dance company, Kim Sun-hee, says these will help people, especially kids, to appreciate ballet in a much easier and more familiar way.nn(Korean)n "Korean ballet has developed to an internationally recognized level,...

    so I wanted to come up with a brand new performance involving Korea's proud ballet dancers.

    And because our performance is based on a globally well-known fairy tale, Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid," it has a lot of potential to be enjoyed by foreign audiences as well."nn Most of the cast are the 'rising stars' in Korean ballet.nMany of them have won top prizes in international competitions...

    and are featured as the main dancers in companies and performances overseas.nn(English)n "Among ten-years-old participants on stage, we saw already some rising stars of Korean ballet such as Subin Lee, Sunwoo Lee, and it's great...

    that those dancers are sharing stage with those who just started making first steps on the stage."nn The Kim Sun-hee company hopes to send the show overseas this year...

    and expand cooperation with foreign dance troupes as well...

    to create a new, innovative kind of ballet.nOh Jung-hee, Arirang News.

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