Korea Day Festival and group exhibition in Coventry

Coventry University is hosting a special Korean cultural event on 1 October and a month-long art exhibition with some established and emerging Korean artists. Families and friends are welcome as the event is open to the public.

The fine details are still being finalised, but the big picture shouldn’t change. I’ll update this post when I get more info. Thanks to Dr Eunju Hwang for sharing.

Korea Day Festival

Friday 1 October 2021, 5pm
Square One, Coventry University
Tickets £5 | Buy tickets [page not yet ready at time of posting – check back soon]
Exhibition at 8 Mile Lane, Coventry, 1 – 31 October.

Korea Day festival in Coventry

Provisional Programme

compere Debra JEFFREE

Part 1

Welcome & Congratulatory Speech

Provost Ian DUNN | Ambassador Gunn KIM

Contemporary Dance

Y Dance Project | Title: 넋: The Soul

Hanji Hanbok Fashion Show

Hanji Hanbok is the Korean traditional clothes (Hanbok) made with the Korean traditional handmade paper (Hanji).

Contemporary Dance

Y Dance Project | Title: The Rhythm

K-Pop Dance

K-Pop Dance Society

Part 2

Traditional Dance

Korean Senior Citizens UK
Diamond Mountain/ Hyung Soo YIM
Scarves Dance/ Hoja SON & EuiJong HAN
Fan Dance/ KCA Dance Society

Korean Classics

Piano: Leah PARK
Traditional Attire (고풍의상): Sop. Haegee LEE / Isang YUN
Three Companions (세동무): Sop. HaegeeLEE / Wonju LEE
The Loom Song (베틀노래): Ten. David Junghoon KIM / Wonju LEE

Thank You Speech

Director Eunju HWANG

Meet the participants

Since 2008,Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) has been dedicated to promoting friendship and understanding between Korea and the UK through various programmes of cultural activities and events. These include visual arts, performing arts, music, literature, food and film, as well as education programmes that aim to deepen the knowledge of Korean heritage, history and culture.
To find out more: kccuk.org.uk

Y Dance Project is a dance company exploring movement vocabularies combined with Korean dance and Contemporary dance and challenging various formats, including screen dance, installation arts, and music. Y Dance Project mainly focuses on the issues of society in dance works, bringing Korean tradition and culture.
To find out more: ydancekcon.wixsite.com/ydancekcon

Hangwa refers to the Korean traditional confectionery. Located in Galgol village in Gangneung, Galgol Food Co. has been making delicious hangwa for more than 150 years. Recognised for its quality, taste and history, Bongseok CHOI, the grandmaster, was designated as a human cultural asset in 2013.
To find out more: www.galgol-sanja.com

The K-Pop Dance Society Coventry Uni (KDSCU)is a K-Pop enthusiast that loves to dance and spend time together. Starting with amazing workshops with professional dancers, through amazing K-Pop clubbing nights and even hosting a National Dance Competition. KDSCU has an amazing Competition Team that won many awards through hard work and determination.
To find out more: www.cusu.org/welcome/fair/society/kpopdance/

Haegee LEE (Soprano) and David Junghoon KIM (Tenor) are internationally well-recognised opera singers at Royal Opera House, English National Opera, etc. Successfully graduated from the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, they have made a series of notable appearances. Currently, Haegee LEE is cast in e as Papagena and in Rigoletto as Gilda. David Junghoon KIM is cast in Macbeth as Macduff.
To find out more:
jamesblackmanagement.com/artists/haegee-lee/
www.intermusica.co.uk/artist/David-Junghoon-Kim

Korean Senior Citizens UK, led by Mrs Sunhwa Griffiths, has been actively promoting Korean culture in the UK, especially in New Malden and Kingston upon Thames. Its members perform traditional Korean music and dance, and they also promote Korean traditional poetry and calligraphy.

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