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Cultural Affairs presents "Korean Drum and Dance" lecture demo

Featuring Jeng Yi

Thursday January 25, 2007 at 12 noon

Music Studio (AA Building – Room AA303)

Hosted by Prof. Annette Sanger

FREE ADMISSION - All are welcome

Artist Bio:  Jeng Yi was formed in 1998 and the greater part of the ensemble’s earlier years was focused on honing and perfecting the standard traditional repertoire of Korean percussion works.  In 2002, the ensemble performed their first recital of traditional works at Artword Theatre in Toronto.  In the following years, the ensemble composed and compiled a body of original works and showcased them in annual presentations.  The ensemble has recorded the best of these works for their debut CD, titled The Occasion, released in the fall of 2005.  Jeng Yi is dedicated to mounting innovative music, dance and multi-disciplinary productions annually in Toronto.  They have performed at Harbourfront, the University of Toronto, Sunfest, The Toronto Fringe Dance Festival, The Algoma Fall Festival, The CanAsian Dance Festival, Brampton Folk Festival, Toronto Art Expo, and the Milk International Children’s Festival.  The ensemble also performed as accompanists in choreographer and composer Peter Chin’s Dora-award winning dance work, Bite.

Workshop details:  In this workshop, Jeng Yi will perform the ribbon-hat dance as well as traditional drumming pieces. They will give a short talk about the their music, drums, and costumes as well as a brief history of traditional Korean drumming and dancing.  A question & answer period will follow.

This lecture demo is part of 'ASIA ARTS' - a year long series of concerts, plays and readings celebrating the rich cultural traditions of Asia. 'ASIA ARTS' is presented by Cultural Affairs and is sponsored by Manulife Financial, MBNA, and TD Meloche Monnex.




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