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Hot Hanbok/Cool Glass: Hallyu comes to Stourbridge

A special evening staged as part of the International Festival of Glass in Stourbridge, the home of English glassmaking. Make sure you visit the exhibitions and demonstrations over the bank holiday weekend.

Hot Hanbok/Cool Glass: Hallyu comes to Stourbridge

Date: Saturday 27 August 2022, 7:30pm
Glasshouse Arts Centre | Ruskin Glass Centre | Wollaston Road | Amblecote | Stourbridge | West Midlands DY8 4HF | | [Map]

Tickets: £35 | Get tickets here
Composite image for Hot Hanbok / Cool Glass

A collaboration between the Korean Cultural Centre UK and the International Festival of Glass

A superb evening of Korean culture, its traditions and contemporary Hallyu (Korean Wave), a collective term that refers to the phenomenal growth of Korean culture internationally, which encompasses everything from music, movies, fashion, drama to online games and Korean cuisine.

Featuring Music, Contemporary Dance, Calligraphy, Hanbok and Glass Body Adornment

Evening Programme

The Kasper Trio

A selection of classical and Korean music by Hayoung Woo on violin, Jihyo Jung on cello and Rebecca Park on flute

Joseph Haydn: Divertissement No.2, Op.100 for Flute, Violin and Cello (8′)
Edgar Girtain: Trio No. 1 for Flute, Violin and Cello (12′)
Trad: Arirang – Arr. Kasper Trio (4′)

Korean Contemporary Dance Performance ‘Un-Tact’

Yerin Lee

How are you in the COVID-19 pandemic? I am so nervous. What should I do? I cannot handle it. Well, fine but a bit annoying. I cannot understand why everyone is scared about this stupid situation. Do I need to wear a mask? Of course, you need to! For you, for me, and for everyone! I’m not sure. Everyone is wearing a mask, so maybe I don’t have to.

How do you deal with the quarantine time? Are you satisfied with your current life pattern? So devastated, I feel isolated and depressed. I don’t know how I can deal with this. Yes, I am enjoying this life! I can have more ‘me-time’. What do you think if we have to keep this Un-tact life forever?”

Un-Tact poster

‘Un-Tact was originally created in screendance in 2021. The Film Un-Tact (2021) contains the life changes caused by COVID-19 and the emotions people feel in it. During the pandemic, films mainly were produced online or in small groups due to the UK lockdown and social distancing.

Choreographer: Ye Rin Lee (yenn_dance)
Dancers: Ye Rin Lee, Jie Sheng
Music: Heesook Seo (Naseul sound), Wooram Song

Interval – Calligraphy by Kil Chan Lee and Taeyoung Lee

Hot Hanbok/Cool Glass

Hot Hanbok

A fusion of colourful Korean clothing (hanbok) and wonderful wearable glass by thirty international artists. Featuring traditional hanbok to the new contemporary designers; the stylish London Hanbok and Seoul-based Danha, famous for dressing mega K-Pop group Blackpink. The artists have been brave, imaginative and bold with their designs, ranging from exquisite cameo and cast jewellery, to expansive flameworked headdresses.

This remarkable event with its specially composed soundtrack by composer and sound producer Jun Seok Kim, is the first performance to take place in the middle of British Glass Biennale exhibition with the models and audience surrounded by the gleaming glass. It brings music, movement and magic into the heart of the exhibition.

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