The Korea National Contemporary Dance Company proudly presents Bul-ssang at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, on Sunday 5th July 2015 at 7.30pm. As part of the celebrations commemorating the 50th Anniversary since the Republic of Malta and the Republic of Korea established mutual diplomatic relations a unique event is scheduled at the Mediterranean Conference Centre on Sunday July 5th at 19:30 hours.

The world famous Korean National Contemporary Dance Company and Ûfin Malta, Malta’s National Dance Company will thread the boards in a truly extraordinary double bill.

Combining the art of movement and modern orientalism, Bul-Ssang Bul-Ssang (which means ‘Pity!’) explores the special border which separates the present from the past when it affects religion and spirituality.

Adopting a mixture of ‘total theatre’ comprising a combination of choreographed movement, installation art, colorful costumes, brilliant lighting, masks and a fusion of eastern and western music it examines the Oriental perception of the Buddha at home and abroad.

Unique, thought provoking and relevant this famous choreography has a beauty and sophistication that will undoubtedly lead the audience to a level of spirituality and fantasy.

Using the Stabat Mater, a 13th century hymn to St Mary, Zfin Malta’s piece led by its artistic director Mavin Khoo, takes its white clad dancers beyond the twin pillars of sorrow and gratification. The wonderful music by the Maltese born Girolamo Abos fits this wonderful journey in search of spiritual ecstasy.