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Korean Drum – Journey Of A Soul (Kook Soo-Ho’s Didim Dance Company)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2011

Building from the tiny tapping of sticks on stones to the huge freight-train rumble of massed drums, there’s a dynamic sense of movement infusing this energetic ensemble performance. While their polyrhythmic percussion is passionate and absorbing in itself, the regular introduction of new instruments ensures the whole sound and feel of the show is constantly developing. Crisply choreographed dancers in vibrant traditional costumes provide a strong visual element, keeping things fresh with brief forays into gymnastic and ritual movement, an obligatory fan-dance and even some incongruous but impressive plate-spinning. Lovers of world music may well find this breathtaking; the wider audience will certainly be entertained by the colourful, crashing spectacle and the infectious carnival spirit on display.

Assembly Hall, 4 – 29 Aug (not 8, 15, 22), 4.00 pm (5.00 pm), £8.00 – £16.00, fpp172.
tw rating 4/5