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Feb. 7, 2003
DH 03 TK010
Contact: Thomas Knox
(310) 243-3367
Email: tknox@csudh.edu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

California State University, Dominguez Hills to Host
The Korean National University of Arts Dance Company


Carson, Calif: - California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) will host a special performance of the Korean National University of Arts Dance Company (KNUA) on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. in the University Theatre. The concert, which will feature classical ballet, modern dance and Korean dance, is free and sponsored by the CSUDH Multicultural Center, The Dance Club, Asia@CSUDH.edu, and the Mu Phi Epsilon Music Fraternity through a grant from Associated Students, Inc.

The KNUA School of Dance is the first dance conservatory in Korea, and the first national university devoted to professional dance education. The school consists of three departments: Performance, Choreography, and Dance Studies. KNUA is unique in Korea and has a structure unmatched in the country. Through its structure, KNUA implements rigorous curriculum and intensive training that is necessary to produce highly skilled dance professionals. The Korean National University of Arts, School of Dance was established to provide practical and high-standard education in dance. It covers the traditional Korean heritage of dance along with all types of dance from the development of competent dancers, scholars and choreographers. The school develops its dancers to excel in all levels of competition. KNUA focuses not only on intensive education on performance and creativity but also on theoretic education in liberal arts and sciences. They take pride in being a leader in education and creative dance.

Students in the School of Dance have been successful throughout the world. They recently received gold medals at the Paris International Dance Competition, the Russia Kazan Competition, and the Prague International Ballet Competition. They also received a silver medal at the Helsinki International Ballet Competition, and third place at a New York Competition.

Parking is $2 for the concert. Patrons wishing to attend the concert are advised to enter the CSUDH campus on Victoria Street at Tamcliff Ave.

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