City of London Festival

How can you adequately describe a gig which touched the highs and lows of human emotion? There were times when the melody sung by the voice or ajaeng had a searing, heart rending intensity which brought a lump to the throat and tears to the eye; and then in the next piece the toes would […]

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Report from the KCC Artist Talk: Shakespeare interpretations in East Asia

by Shouvik Datta 28 July 2014
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I hadn’t been to any of the events for Seoul in the City, part of this year’s City of London festival. The symposium at London’s Korean Cultural Centre for Shakespeare’s plays in contemporary East Asian languages seemed particularly interesting to me. My previous experience of Shakespeare in East Asia was confined to Ran, Akira Kurosawa’s […]

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Artist Talk – Re-interpreting Shakespeare’s Hamlet

by Events Editor 9 July 2014
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This is the third talk presented in connection with the Seoul in the City strand of this year’s City of London Festival. And check this link to find out about an offer of free tickets to Yohangza Theatre Company’s production of Hamlet this Saturday. Beyond Borders: Re-interpreting Shakespeare’s Hamlet Monday 14 July 2014, 19:00 to […]

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The Korean Hamlet: special seminar + performance ticket deal

by Events Editor 9 July 2014
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The nice people at the KCCUK have a special offer for you, whereby you can receive free tickets for Hamlet directed by Jung-Ung Yang by registering to attend the Artist Talk event. The play will be performed for one night only on 12th July at 7.30pm at the Peacock Theatre. To obtain your free tickets […]

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Andersen’s Gazes – an outstanding fusion of body, image and sound

by Colette Balmain 3 July 2014
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Andersen’s Gazes is the second in a series of collaborations between Lee Kyung-ok Dance Company and pop artist Mari Kim. The first, The Boy in the Red Shoes, was performed at KB Haneul Youth Theatre in November 2013. The Boy in the Red Shoes was created by the National Dance Company of Korea, and choreographed […]

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UK-Korea Relations – A Talk by Thomas Harris KBE

by Matthew Jackson 2 July 2014
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The talk on UK-Korea relations by Sir Thomas Harris KBE CMG, held at Gresham College on Friday 27th of June, was both a stimulating and ultimately uplifting account of the diplomatic and economic interactions between the two countries before and after the Korean War. Amongst his various international posts as a businessman and diplomat, Sir […]

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A special offer on Ensemble Sinawi for LKL readers

by Events Editor 1 July 2014
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Enjoying Seoul in the City so far? Me too. I’m not sure we’ll get around to reviewing everything on LKL, but Matthew’s account of Sir Robert Harris’s talk on UK-Korea relations, and Colette’s review of Andersen’s Gazes, will both be posted soon. There’s plenty more to come, but I wanted to share with you a […]

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Ensemble Sinawi in Artist Talk: Think in Performance

by Events Editor 24 June 2014
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As part of the Seoul in the City strand of the City of London Festival, SOAS is hosting an evening of performance and instruction with Korean fusion band Ensemble Sinawi. The ensemble is performing at LSO St Luke’s on the previous evening, 8 July. Artist Talk: Think In Performance Beyond Borders: Re-creating Pansori in the […]

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Ensemble Sinawi at LSO St Luke’s – don’t miss one of the highlights of COLF

by Events Editor 23 June 2014
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For many LKL followers, the highlight of the City of London Festival this year will be the performance by Ensemble Sinawi at LSO St Luke’s on 8 July. If you liked Geomungo Factory at the K-Music festival last year, or have caught Baramgot on one of their London performances, this evening’s performance will be a […]

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Andersen’s Gazes – a dance collaboration as part of Seoul in the City

by Events Editor 20 June 2014
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This should be an entertaining and rewarding contribution to the Seoul in the City programme of the City of London Festival: a collaboration between a leading Korean dance company and artist Mari Kim. Mari Kim’s pop art is sometimes to be seen at the Albemarle Gallery, and it will be interesting to see how it […]

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Korean performances at the City of London Festival

by Events Editor 9 June 2014
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This year’s City of London Festival has a Korean focus. And although most of the performances in the festival are of Western classical music, there is a Korean Hamlet from Yohangza Theatre Company (who do a wonderful Midsummer Night’s Dream), fusion music from Ensemble Sinawi and contemporary and street dance too. Sunwook Kim (piano) Wednesday […]

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Seoul in the City: forum and reception

by Events Editor 8 June 2014
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An open invitation from the KCC. RSVP required. Seoul in the City Party: Forum and Reception Tuesday 24 June 2014, 18:30-21:00 Korean Cultural Centre UK | Grand Buildings | 1 – 3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW (Entrance on Northumberland Ave) We are delighted to invite you to an opening party to celebrate SEOUL IN […]

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