Ipohites had a rare treat last Saturday, with the Malaysia-Korea cultural exchange collaboration, Beyond Ketupat & Kimchi. Besides an art exhibition where artwork from Malaysians and Korean artist, (George) Kim Tae Hoo, were showcased, the programme culminated with a 2-hour long Malaysian-Korean dance extravaganza.
The Korean dances were by national traditional dance troupe, Branch 2 Dance, from Gangwon, Korea, while Gema Warisan Budaya cultural troupe from the Ipoh City Council presented corresponding Malaysian dances.
The brainchild of P.R.O.S.P.E.C.T and organised by The Brain Truster, this cultural exchange through art, dance, and history, was held at the Ipoh City Hall, a heritage building. Constructed from 1914 to 1916 in Neo-Classical style, it was designed by A.B. Hubback.
Monies raised through the sale of artwork at Beyond Ketupat & Kimchi will be channelled to Yuk Choy High School and other yet-to-be-identified Non-Governmental Organisations to raise awareness in art and heritage in Ipoh.
In this post, I am only able to share with you shots from the Korean dances. Gema Warisan Budaya’s performances were simply too swift for me to capture on my camera in a dark hall without using the flash. Boo! Enjoy, nonetheless. 🙂
Event: Beyond Ketupat & Kimchi
Venue: Ipoh City Hall
Date: 12th Oct, 2013
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