The Blue Man Group of Korea
Classical Korean dance meets contemporary South Korean street dance as tradition meets trendy in 2013 Korea in Motion: Fanta-Stick. Like the Cirque du Soleil or Blue Man Group productions proliferating in Las Vegas, Fanta-Stick is a long-running show in Seoul that draws both residents and tourists, who don't need to understand Korean to enjoy the mostly dance musical. There is a loose plot about an Adam and Eve-like couple: The man is given percussion and the woman is given a flute, but jealousy causes a schism and the destruction or loss of the gifts. The show shifts between that past and the present-day divide between the percussion and the flute "tribes," with the inevitable physical attraction between members of the warring sides. The show riffs on traditional Korean dance, which often involves dancers simultaneously drumming and dancing. The show arrives here under the aegis of the Korean Cultural Center and the Korea Tourism Organization L.A. And while the YouTube preview at the Ford Theatres website suggests the humor may be of the Three Stooges genre, the dancing and drumming clips also promise some compelling moments. Ford Theatres, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. E., Hlywd.; Sat., Sept. 7, 8 p.m.; $25, $10 students & children 12 & under. (323) 461-3673, fordtheatres.org.
Sat., Sept. 7, 8 p.m., 2013
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