Korean delegation explores Boston dance

BDA Executive Director Debra Cash was on hand when a delegation of dance professionals from Korea visited Boston and met with Susan Weiler and Cheryl Weber from World Music/CRASHarts. Thanks to two hard-working translators, the discussion ranged from issues of audience development,  childhood dance education and career development for dancers to trends in international dance funding. Fascinating facts included descriptions of an improvisation festival, a state-funded choreographic research lab for professionals, a Korean contemporary dance archive that specializes in reconstruction of works from the past 20 years, and a performing arts market (the Korean equivalent of APAP) that happens the second week of October every year. Special thanks to WorldBoston which works with the US State Department to organize professional exchange programs for rising global leaders.