Dance has been a fixture in the human experience since time immemorial. Once used purely for religious reasons, it has expanded over the millennia to become an art form as diverse as the many cultures inhabiting the planet. As dance’s physical core, movement was used to convey emotions and ideas to pre-verbal humans. They understood that motion often means life and life is worth celebrating. As time progressed, oration overtook physical gestures as the primary form of communication for all.
However, due to the general lack of speech in dance, it is very difficult to convey complex ideas to the masses through the medium alone. Simple concepts such as sadness, elation or anger could be understood through dance but is usually considered boring and cliché in this increasingly cynical world. It is no longer a matter of “You’re sad” but “WHY are you sad?”. Emotion holds very little weight without reason and is soon forgotten.
Thus, THE NARRATIVE DANCE COMPANY, through the integrated use of theatre and film and music, can project those reasons in a clear, precise manner. It can be understood in a way that swells empathy and longing for a certain outcome in regards to a character or situation. In this way, the viewer is not merely watching a thing, but being sucked into its reality. They are finally experiencing rather than simply passing by.
THE NARRATIVE DANCE COMPANY’s staunch commitment to story and character development is it’s highest strength, with creativity as its backbone. There is no such thing as a “bad” idea, only ones that work or don’t work. This is not to say that dance technique suffers. Can’t have a decent dance company with untrained dancers. Base of operations will be in and around Los Angeles County. There are no tour plans currently.
More information about its founder, owner and creative director can be found here: Daniel Seulkee Kim
Our VISION is to inspire unorthodox methods of storytelling using
various disciplines while rejecting the mundane “norm”.
Our MISSION is to combine DANCE, THEATRE, FILM, and MUSIC
to create experiences often times impossible through single mediums
alone and to invoke a sense of wonder, so lacking, in this unoriginal age.
The Narrative Dance Company Founders:
Joshua Chit Tun, Daniel Kim