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Dancing Bibimbap
For most westerners, even a lifetime’s too short to discover and fully understand Eastern culture. It can be confusing but also refreshing to find Korean gastronomy playing a leading role, not in the kitchen, but on the stage.
Annamária Riedl
Best of Budapest online | July 10, 2013

On June 28, those who had the chance to attend the event ‘Do Dance,’ organized at Budapest’s Korean Cultural Center, saw five Korean dancers, literally dancing the history of their national dish, jenou bibimbap. The unique show that has toured Poland, France and the U.S. also focused on the famous Korean rice-paper, “hanji” (made of mulberry tree). According to Hong Hwa-Yong, the leader of the dance company, bibimbap is a favorite dish of vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike, due to the many different ways it has been prepared in the past 2,000 years.
In the Bibim Arirang show, the audience also heard Arirang, the most famous folk-song of Korea, and was given an insight into the Jeonju dialect and the local dance; moreover, they were treated to a breath taking sight, thanks to the costumes made of rice-paper, and the jewelry designed and made by the group’s members. The dancers will next appear in 'Kalligraphy', to debut at MoM Park in 2014.