Established in 2010, the Korea National Contemporary Dance Company (KNCDC) is Korea's only national contemporary dance company. Through dance created in collaboration with artists with exceptional creative capacities, KNCDC aspires to create Korean contemporary dance which tells stories of history, society and daily lives of contemporaneity that can be appreciated across regions and by all generations. Following the first artistic director Hong Seungyup, the second artistic director Ahn Aesoon, the third artistic director Ahn Sungsoo, and the 4th artistic director Nam Jungho, in May 2023 choreographer Kim Sungyong succeeded as the 5th artistic director of KNCDC.
KNCDC is solidifying its identity as a dance company through a stage performed by artistic directors and dancers. Based on this, KNCDC intends to introduce its unique colors to various regions in Korea and various countries abroad.
As an organization that specializes in creation of new productions, KNCDC seeks to realise diverse contemporary values in dance performances. KNCDC produces productions by inviting choreographers with authentic artistic directions and selecting most suitable dancers for each project. Furthermore, by protecting the rights of the artists, KNCDC enables artists to freely express individuality within the dance company’s stable system.
KNCDC continues to work to provide the best environment for dance where the artists and audience can grow together. And as a platform where artists and audiences meet, the company hopes to form a healthy ecosystem where diverse values can coexist. Moreover, KNCDC plans to enrich the lives of citizens through their experiences with dance at close proximity in their day to day life.