During school life, you can easily get tired of the difficult lecture contents and the assignments given constantly. It would be nice for these students to get away from their studies and enjoy a variety of cultural life. Each person will have various ways to enjoy their own cultural life. You surely can enjoy it in various forms, including exhibitions, plays, musicals and movies, and now, you can enjoy all of these on campus as well. ‘Cultural Arts Academy Yes? Yes!’ organized by Da Vinci College of General Education will allow students and professors of CAU to watch performances performed at the Seoul Arts Center and works that won at the Seoul International Extreme-short Image & Film Festival on the screen of one lecture room on campus. CAH will briefly explain what exhibitions, performances, and operas students can enjoy in May.
1. Dance Speaks (Dance) (5/1)
‘Dance Speaks’ was put on stage by the Korea National Contemporary Dance Company at the Free Small Theater of Seoul Arts Center in December 2014. Although dance is an art field that does not need any explanation, ‘Dance Speaks’ is carried out in the form of a lecture performance. A ‘lecture performance’ literally means to stage a performance by explaining it in words as if the performer is giving a lecture. In the performance, top dancers from various fields, including ballet, modern dance and street dance, will appear to tell a true story about dance. In one scene, a woman in plain clothes appears, takes off her coat and wears a toe shoe to catch people's attention. All of the dancers explain why they are dancing, how hard it is to dance, and how much effort they make to set up the stage. Dancers from different fields making a single stage will also come up with fresh enjoyment.
2. The Magic Flute (Opera) (5/8)
Have you ever heard of the ‘Queen of the Night’? ‘Magic Flute’, well known as an Aria, the first music that comes to mind when we say Opera, is on the screen. The piece features a variety of music, ranging from arias to religious music, so anyone can enjoy it. Moreover, unlike other operas where the whole story is played only in music, there are lines in between the music just like a play. Instead of just showing a filmed version of the performance, ‘Magic Flute’, which is shown on-screen, is said to have added several effects and cinematic elements to help viewers understand better. Therefore, it will be an interesting piece for people who are new to opera.
3. NOVUS Quartet (Classical) (5/15)
NOVUS Quartet is a Western classical music group in South Korea that consists of a string quartet of viola, violin and cello. They are the first Korean string quartet to win an international competition, and belong to the most famous German string quartet, Impresariat Simmenauer, as the only Asian artists. On the screen, students can enjoy the stage at the Seoul Arts Center's Arts Awards, where the NOVUS Quartet won the top award. They are currently making strides around the world to become the historic Korean string quartet.
4. Seoul International Extreme-short Image & Film Festival (Movie) (5/22)
‘Seoul International Extreme-short Image & Film Festival’ is more than just a film festival, but it is also a film and culture festival with the aim of "Everyone can make a movie and watch it anytime, anywhere." It is a film festival that presents films between 90 seconds and 15 minutes, and has been going on steadily since 2009. On the screen, a number of films that had won in the festivals will be shown.
5. Obey the Movement (Exhibition) (5/29)
People usually conjure up a refined and beautiful image of art. However, there are those who claim that graffiti is also an art. In fact, graffiti has been criticized by many, but it is increasingly becoming an area of art. This new art, 'The Great Graffiti: Obey the Movement,' is available on the screen too. The exhibition introduces seven artists and their works, who are currently active as graffiti artists around the world. The leading graffiti artist Obey Giant and the rest of the artists have all watched graffiti’s movement right in front of them, from when it was first born until it is now recognized as one special field of art. Won’t they have much more profound messages in their own works? You will experience a wonderful moment in which graffiti appears to be art.
Isn't it really interesting to be able to watch such diverse forms of art such as opera, dance, classical music, and an exhibition on campus screens? In May, when the midterm exams are over, let us cool down enjoying various cultural lives on campus with friends. You need to keep it in mind to quickly visit the place because it is based on a first-come, first-served basis.
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