My name is Bongho Son, a festival director of Korea International Accessible Dance Festival (KIADA).
It already has been 6th anniversary of Korea International Accessible Dance Festival(KIADA), which was started by disabled and non-disabled artists from all over the world, dreaming of excellent accessible dance festival based on all contemporary mutual understanding.
KIADA, which took its first start in 2016 to create Korean style disabled dance, has become one of the important dance festivals in the world's disabled dance industry by presenting various contemporary disability dances.
Even now, KIADA will keep moving on, continue to expand awareness of disabled dance, and maintain social value by leading the diversification of dance. So, we will make efforts a lot to create works that are going to enrich the entire dance industry.
I hope that the disabled dancers, who will create another beginning of new art beyond their disability, will give a big pleasure to all audiences by their passion and effort from the heart.
대한민국장애인국제무용제 Director of KIADA Organizing Committee Bong Ho Son
Welcome to the official website of KIADA!
This is Youngmook Choi, the director of KIADA Organizing Committee. I would like to thank everyone who visited the KIADA website with a view of the future of dance for the disabled and a deep affection in its growth.
KIADA, which is hosting the 7th festival this year, has planned and prepared various programs to review the present and look forward to the future of dance for the disabled around the world.
There is a growing need to talk and share our views on the development of dance for the disabled.
In line with this movement, we plan to expand and implement various tasks for the growth and change of disabled dance.
We will actively play the role of a driving force for people who love dance for the disabled and dancers with disabilities to move forward together not only in 2022 but also in the future.
Director of KIADA Organizing Committee
This is Artistic Director Kim Sam-jin.
Kiada created and nurtured the International Dance Festival for the Disabled in the hope that dancers around the world can overcome the barriers of disability to communicate and realize genuine communication. The honest sweat of the disabled dancers and the passion in each gesture inspires us all to move and inspire us.
I believe that your affection and support for the disabled dancers will be greatly appreciated beyond the emotion that disabled dancers give to the audience. Kiada will continue to grow the festival more firmly so that the efforts of all disabled dancers will surely come to fruition.
Artistic Director Kim Sam-jin