The Korea International Accessible Dance Festival, which began in 2016 with the aim of providing a platform for world-class disabled dancers and top-tier domestic artists to exchange and grow together, has now firmly established itself as a prestigious international dance festival despite certain obstacles and through relentless efforts.

We hope that KIADA will always serve as a valuable opportunity for disabled dance artists to fully unfold their potential and engage in artistic exchange through dance.

Namgyu Jo
Chairman, Korean Dance Association

Greetings, I am Suejin Kang, Artistic Director, Korean National Ballet.
I sincerely congratulate the 7th Korea International Accessible Dance Festival (KIADA2022) and would like to express my deep gratitude to all the dance artists who have worked hard to host the meaningful dance festival.

I would like to give warm support and applause to the choreographers and dancers who prepared their performances with various works. I hope that KIADA will continue to be a venue for harmony and communication where all dance artists can freely engage in creative activities.

Suejin Kang
Artistic Director of Korean National Ballet

“Disabled people have been artists since birth.”
ㅡ Alice Shepherd, American dancer

It is already meaningful that disabled dancers express themselves as they are, and it is something completely new that cannot be seen in existing dances.
I support KIADA, a proud dance festival in Korea that breaks down the boundaries between disabled
and non-disabled people.

Sungyoung Kim
Artistic Director of Daegu City Dance Company

I believe that everyone is a work of art in itself.
Disabled dancers are the best works of art with.
their own special beauty.
I hope that many people will join us for this impressive and wonderful performance. Congratulations and support for KIADA!

Joowon Kim