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New Dance for Asia（NDA）が10周年
Korean alternative dance platform
New Dance for Asia (NDA) celebrates its 10th year
In 2012, dancer and choreographer Yu Hosik founded New Dance for Asia (NDA) (formerly Gwang Jin International Summer Dance Festival) at the young age of 30, and this year marks the festival’s 10th anniversary. NDA is not a large festival, but in the Korean dance world that has developed largely through dance associations and universities, it holds a special place as a platform where independent dancers and young dancers from abroad can meet and have meaningful exchanges. Yu Hosik is the artistic director, and as a dancer he is famous enough to have been given one of the only two exemptions from military service that were given out to male dancers each year and is also active at the top level as a choreographer. In Asia today, a number of active artists have established dance festivals like NDA, and they are coming together actively to form networks. In this interview conducted with Yu via Zoom, we asked him about such festivals established by and for dancers and about the latest trends in the Korean dance scene.
Interviewer: Takao Norikoshi (dance critic)