March 23, 2023

Classic Korean dance brings playfulness and theatricality to the Ordway stage in March

SEOP Dance Company (Ordway photo)
SEOP Dance Company (Ordway photo)

ST PAUL, Minn. (Feb. 12, 2016) — The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will welcome SEOP Dance Company for a one-night-only performance of their piece A Man’s Requiem on March 5. The show is a part of the Ordway’s World Music and Dance Series sponsored by Target®. Tickets start at $23 and can be purchased online at, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in person at the Ordway ticket office.

Founded in 1992, SEOP is a South Korean dance company that fuses Butoh, a form of Japanese dance theatre, with contemporary and traditional Korean dance techniques. Their celebrated piece, A Man’s Requiem, tells the story of a sinner’s judgement day. Using playfulness and theatricality, the work explores the theme of destiny and the afterlife. Since premiering at the World Festival of National Theaters in Korea, A Man’s Requiem has toured extensively through nine countries.

A Man’s Requiem is a visually stunning piece that makes the viewer see things like karmic actions and sins, judgement in the afterlife, and the notion of reincarnation in a new light,” said Dayna Martinez, Ordway’s artistic director of World Music & Dance. “SEOP Dance Company has a wonderful ability to make grand, thought-provoking work that is also very approachable to audiences. They’re one of Korea’s finest dance companies, and we’re thrilled to welcome them to St. Paul.”

The Ordway’s World Music & Dance Series is presented by Target. For tickets and more information, visit

The Ordway is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts centers and Saint Paul’s most elegant and inviting performance space. The Ordway’s Music Theater and Concert Hall attract diverse audiences with an array of productions showcasing the finest in American musical theater, world music, dance and vocal performance. Education and community engagement are integral to the Ordway’s mission, with major initiatives including the annual Flint Hills International Children’s Festival and Ordway Education programs that serve more than 50,000 students annually. Together with Minnesota Opera, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and The Schubert Club, the Ordway is a member of the Arts Partnership and serves as the principal venue for their performances. For more information, visit

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