The Little Angels Children's Folk Ballet of Korea are the South Korean people's roving goodwill ambassadors.
On Wednesday night, before a sold-out Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa, the 32 members of the troupe's present-day generation of child performers brought their message of peace to Orange County, delighting their audience with a performance that featured a repertoire of Korean folk dances.
During the two-hour show, the children — mostly girls ranging from 9 to 15 years old — changed in and out of an array of brilliantly colored costumes. Among other moves, they spun on the stage like tops or folded and unfolded themselves into a collective flower. They performed a series of 10 harvest time and festive dances from their country, with names like "Flower Crown," "Fan" and "Mask."
They were here on behalf of their country to say thank you to the American people and other nations within the U.N. system that intervened militarily during the 1950-53 Korean War against the communist forces.