The highlight of the month is the Dream Ritual performance at the Coronet Theatre. But two musical collaborations could run it close: Hyelim Kim at LSO St Luke’s and SaaWee at Albany Red Room. Continuing this year’s trend, there’s also plenty of K-pop and rock too at various venues – including Idiotape. The KCC’s film screenings this month also merit your consideration.
And don’t forget to start planning your visit to Edinburgh for the Fringe (and stick around afterwards for the JEASC conference)
Performance – dance, magic and live music
- Jinyeob Cha performs Dream Ritual in a collaboration with Bongsu Park at the Notting Hill Coronet, 3 – 6 July
- Hyelim Kim appears in LSO Eclectica with Merit Ariane, 5 July
- Yu Ho-Jin aka The Manipulator performs with The Illusionists from 6 July.
- Sung Im Her performs You Are Okay in a double bill at Chisendale Dance Space, 12 July
- Joo Yeon Sir performs Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 in Waterlooville, Havant, 13 July
- The KCC’s House Concert on 23 July features Sooyeon Lee, HyunJeong Hwang and Minhee Cho
- SaaWee (Sita Chay – Violin and Jihye Kim – percussion) perform New Ritual, 26 July
- Pop and rock gigs include the following:
- 7 July: NCT 172 at Wembley Arena
- 9 July: Monsta X at Wembley Arena
- 15 – 20 July: Bursters in Norwich, Birmingham, Brighton, London and Manchester
- 25 July: Idiotape at the Oslo Hackney
- 28 July: Stray Kids at the Brixton Academy
- Some of Bongsu Park’s video works are on display in conjunction with the Dream Ritual performance at the Notting Hill Coronet, 3 – 6 July
- Suh Do-ho’s Bridging Home – London is still near Liverpool Street, and Kimsooja’s To Breathe is still in the chapel at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (LKL review). Kimsooja will be giving an artist’s talk there on 18 July
- Yva Jung’s Monday Morning is at Departure Lounge, Luton, until 13 July
- The KCC’s current exhibition, Ways to Experience, closes on 6 July. Their next, Circulation Metaphor, opens on 22 July.
- The KCC’s new season of screenings is entitled Love without Boundaries:
- The third LKFF Teaser Screening is Feng Shui, 22 July
Learning and literature
- A three-Saturday course on Discovering Korean Art runs at the British Museum, 6-20 July
- Games of Change? Sport Diplomacy and the Korean Peninsula is at SOAS on 17 July
- Kimsooja is at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, as noted above, on 18 July
- The KCC’s literature night this month features Diary of a Murderer by Kim Young-ha (LKL review)
Recent UK releases
- Joo Yeon Sir’s Chaconnes, Divertimento & Rhapsodies is getting great reviews and plenty of Radio 3 airtime. Available from Presto Classical and other stores.
- Jambinai’s Onda is Top of the World in this month’s Songlines.
- Park Jiha’s 2018 album Philos, re-released in the UK on vinyl in June, got a nice review in the Guardian.
- A K-pop party in Vauxhall, 5 July
- A meander round St James’s with the BKS, 10 July
- A K-beauty pop-up in Soho, 8-14 July
- Heezy Yang’s Survey Show and Queer Performance evening, 13-14 July