On their way up to Edinburgh two groups of performers will be stopping off at the KCC to give us a preview of their shows. Not to be missed if you can’t make it up to Edinburgh. And even if you can, there are so many diary clashes between the Korean acts this year that it’ll be a good idea to get two performances in the bag before you go. (Separately, Kingston Welcomes Korea is previewing another Fringe show, Brush)
Admission is free, but booking is essential. To reserve your place for both shows at the KCCUK, please RSVP to [email protected] or 020 7004 2600
2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe – London Showcases
The Korean Cultural Centre UK is proud to present two theatrical pieces at the KCCUK prior to their forthcoming run at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. On Mon 27 and Fri 31 July 2015 ＇Leodo: The Paradise＇ and ‘The Cherry Orchard: Beyond the Truth’ respectively will perform at the KCCUK.
The Cherry Orchard: Beyond the Truth
Monday 27 July 2015, 7pm @ KCCUK
- Company: Margot
- Running Time: 50 mins
- Genre: Theatre
- Age Rating: PG (PG/Parental Guidance. This means a play is suitable for general viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children. A PG play should not unsettle a child aged around eight or older)
- Language: English
Ranevskaya, the owner of the Cherry Orchard, sets her affairs straight in Paris and comes back home to her estate. The Cherry Orchard is set to be auctioned to pay the family’s debts, but she ignores this and pretends that nothing is wrong. Anya, the second daughter, is troubled by Ranevskaya’s unwillingness to face the truth and the uncertainty surrounding the Cherry Orchard. The day of the inevitable auction, Ranevskaya keeps disregarding the truth until the end, despite Varya, the first adopted daughter, telling her that the Cherry Orchard will be sold.
A short Introduction to the ‘Margot Theatre Company’
The Margot Theatre Company has been invited to international festivals six times during its 11 years and also been the recipient of a selection of prestigious awards on five occasions. The company consists of powerful new female artists that support experimental and new formats with fun and imagination, whilst also emphasizing on essential physical elements.
Leodo: The Paradise
Friday 31 July 2015, 7 pm @ KCCUK
- Company: Maro
- Genre: Music and Dance
- Running Time: 60 mins
- Suitability: U (The U symbol stands for Universal. A U play should be suitable for audiences aged four years and over)
A mesmerising piece of musical theatre featuring traditional and contemporary drumming, singing, dancing and movement. Energetic and multi-talented Norian Maro creates a powerfully enthralling atmosphere and conjure Leodo, a fantasy island and artistic nirvana, treasured by the people of Jeju. Beautiful costumes, heartfelt movements and enchanting music transfer the audience in to the past, delivering the wisdom, arts and joy of Jeju.
The tale of the paradise Leodo is brought into the Kut, Korea’s indigenous shamanic performing arts ritual – one of Korea’s unique intangible cultural heritages. The piece is at the forefront of reinventing Kut, embracing traditional and re-imagined Kut with contemporary dance, sounds, and projection. This intensely beautiful and powerful performance will draw you further into the world of artistic nirvana of Korea. Join us on this journey to the sacred paradise Leodo!
A short Introduction to ‘MARO’
An innovative traditional Korean performance group from 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. Living together in a boarding house, members strengthen their community connections and deepen their artistic works through regular skills sharing. At the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe, their piece Pudasi was named as one of the ten unmissable shows by Culture Trip
Admission is free, but booking is essential.
To reserve your place for both shows at the KCCUK, please RSVP to [email protected] or 020 7004 2600
*Please RSVP with your details (name, contact details, number of tickets and title of showcase you want to book)