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Reclaiming lost dreams in the latest Navillera teaser

Song Kang (Sweet Home) and Park In-hwan (Brillant Heritage) co-star in upcoming soul-searching drama Navillera. It’s about the meeting of an elderly man who has always dreamed of ballet and an up-and-coming ballerino who has lost his way in life.

Park In-hwan plays a 70-year-old retired mailman who has always been fascinated by ballet, but who never had the opportunity to pursue it until now. Song Kang plays a 23-year-old ballet prodigy who isn’t sure about his career path anymore. Together, they form an odd mentor-student relationship that ends up helping them heal each other through dance.

The third teaser begins with Park In-hwan staring at an empty dance studio. He takes the collection of ballet-related newspaper scraps he’s carefully assembled over the years and throws it away. He confesses, “I’ve never once done what I really wanted to do.” A vague sense of emptiness pervades as he’s shown alone, sipping at a smoothie in a cafe. Copy reads: “At seventy, a new challenge begins.”

Then begins Song Kang’s part of the teaser. He narrates, “Maybe your words were a curse, but I’m not okay. I’m not living well. I don’t know how to live or whether there’s a tomorrow.” Someone walks toward him from a gated area. Despite spending late night practices drenched in sweat, he looks defeated. He engages in fights, but suddenly the tone of the teaser changes.

Copy reads: “At twenty-three, the wandering begins.” Park In-hwan explains to Song Kang, “I’ve learned that you only live once so this time is precious to me.” Na Mun-hee (Rain or Shine, Dear My Friends) watches from the window sill as her husband Park In-hwan trains his body for ballet. In the sky, copy appears: “On March 22, lost dreams will be found.”

Song Kang stares intently at Park In-hwan as he strains to raise his arms in the dance studio. Song Kang asks, “Grandpa, why do you want to do ballet?” and the teaser ends.

tvN’s Monday-Tuesday drama Navillera will begin airing on March 22.

Via Osen, Khan Sports

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I just cannot wait! As a lover of dance and slice-of-life stories, I am excited to see this storyline.

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I am looking forward to this show.

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I'm really excited for this show! I'm interested to see what they do with it, especially since I don't feel like plots like this (not as romance-centric, dealing with a younger teacher and an older student, a melancholy or otherwise more thoughtful tone) come around very often. I'm excited to see what happens!

Question: does anyone know if Song Kang is a classically trained dancer? That could make a huge difference in the end product--I enjoyed Dan: Angel's last mission, love... but would have loved it even MORE if the lead had been a professionally trained dancer as well.

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I'm also curious. It would be nice if he did have the background and training.

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I did a quick google search and cant find any references or videos of him dancing - but he has been a music show MC.

Overall, I think in terms of looks, physique, the way he carries himself, Song Kang is perfect for the role of a 23-year old ballet dancer, and fully understand why he was cast. But y'all are right - it would make such a huge difference to the actual ballet scenes, if he has some background in it/some dance at least.

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Mm ok, thanks! We'll see, I guess^^

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Thanks for the info! :)

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I remember reading an article on Soompi stated that he took balllet dance training for half of year to prepare for this role.

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This has the potential to be something really good. Also Song Kang's muscles are enticing

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thank you, spies, who passed this idea to the writer LOL

seems lovely.
oh yeah, long time no see, Dramabeans.
I have lots of news.

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