Hometown: Jeju Island, South Korea
Web site: http://www.norianmaro.com
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Norian Maro is an innovative traditional Korean performance group based in Jeju Island that is dedicated to fostering national artistic traditions and local folk culture through dance and movement, song and percussion, interwoven with elements of mythology. The significance of its name means Ďa gathering of those enjoying the best of Korean traditional artsí.
Originally founded in 2005 as a samulnori (traditional percussion music) group, Norian Maro has since fused traditional and contemporary performance styles into their production earning them the reputation as one of Koreaís premier traditional music and dance performers. Designated as Jejuís Specialized Performance Arts Groups in 2010 and Jeju Social Enterprise in 2011, Norian Maro performs at more than 800 shows annually, both domestic and abroad. Most notably in 2013, Norian Maro received an international invitation to perform at the Sydney Chinese New Year Festival, CIOFF Festival in Guadeloupe, and Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
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