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Raise roof, expectations for BIDF

It's time to practice your best moves, because the 16th Busan International Dance Festival (BIDF) is waltzing into town online for two days on Sept. 11 and 12 under the theme of "Dancing, Blue Gestures on the Sea." 


The event is a global festival involving key figures from the dance world, residents and tourists. A total of 17 teams of talented dancers, including both modern and traditional troupes, will perform for your viewing pleasure. 


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△The Busan International Dance festival is sure to get you grooving. 


Normally a large event with audience members, the festival moved online to avoid any unnecessary risks associated with COVID-19.


The Kangmiri Hal Dance Com-pany, which brings a new spin to Korean traditional dance, will be one of many groups showing off their best moves during the festival. Also joining the festivities are members of the Seoul Dance Company, consisting of dancers from various countries performing Afrobeat, a mixture of Western and African music. Company J, led by choreographer Jung Jaehyuk, who played a leading role in the Trisha Brown Dance Company in New York, will also make an appearance, as well as dance troupes from the Indian Cultural Center of Busan. 


Even though this year's festival has been moved to online platforms, the BIDF will be no less meaningful, since highly talented Busan residents from both amateur and professional backgrounds will have the opportunity to take the stage. Enjoy traditional Korean dance, B-Boying, dance sports and many other styles of dance via YouTube, Naver TV and at bidf.kr. 


Notice: With the novel coronavirus pandemic still ongoing, any and all festivals and events in Busan are subject to sudden change and/or cancellation.