* Date : 2019-02-01
Early 2018, with an air of peace almost palpable over the Korean peninsula, a group of South Korean artists visited Pyongyang to put on a special show called "Spring is Coming." The opening act was widely praised for carrying such an impact befitting of a show of such historic significance, with a splendid 3D holographic display accompanying a dreamy collaboration of Korean dance and b-boying. The heroine of the opening stage, Korean Dancer Seok Ye-bin , received a two-minute applause from a 1,500-strong audience including Chairman KIM Jung-Un. She later recalled that that was a moment of such emotions and honour that she will never forget.
In fact, Seok Ye-bin 's reputation precedes the stellar performance in Pyongyang. Having given her first solo performance when she was only 7, she's long been praised as a child prodigy. In particular, she has been called 'Little Choi Seung-hee' after the legendary dancer whose repertoire SEOK has learned and re-created. From a child prodigy to a mature artist of international fame, the INNERVIEW meets SEOK Ye Bin to share in her passion for Korean dance – here's a young artist who is committed to brining Korean dance to a wider and a more international audience.