About the Grant

$32,000 to support Kisaeng Becomes You (MAP 2008), a multimedia performance collaboration between dance artist Dean Moss and Korean modern and traditional dance choreographer Yoon Jin Kim. The project incorporates music by experimental composer and Korean ex-patriot, Okkyung Lee.

About the Project

Kisaeng Becomes You explores contemporary concerns found in the poems and lives of Korea's artist/courtesans of the Joseon Dynasty [1400-1900] called the Kisaeng. This work is commissioned by Dance Theater Workshop, produced in partnership with the Seoul International Dance Festival, and developed both in Korea and at the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography in Tallahassee, Florida. Kisaeng Becomes You premieres at the 2008 Seoul International Dance Festival and at the New Visions Art Festival in Hong Kong, with a U.S. premiere at Dance Theater Workshop in February 2009.

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