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Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Hanyong Theatre, and the National Theatre Company of Korea, in association with Birmingham City University present: Orange Polar Bear by Sun-Duck Ko and Evan Placey Birmingham Repertory Theatre | Centenary Square | Broad St | Birmingham B1 2EP 01 Nov 2018 – 10 Nov 18 Tickets from £10 | Book tickets Performed […]

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Theatre visit: a changgeuk Trojan Women

by Philip Gowman 23 July 2018
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An adaptation of a Greek play more than 2400 years old interpreted through the medium of an early 20th century Korean performing practice does not immediately sound a promising theatrical experience, except perhaps to the handful of people who appreciate both Euripides’s take on Homer and Changgeuk’s adaptation of Pansori. Nevertheless, the Purcell Room had […]

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Korean performers at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe

by Events Editor 17 July 2018
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I make it that there are eleven Korean or Korea-related performances at this year’s Fringe, plus one workshop. It’s nice that Brush Theatre are putting in their regular appearance – always popular with the younger audience – and we have newcomers such as Korean-American stand-up comedian Olivia Rhee and, from Kazakhstan, telling the story of […]

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Edinburgh Fringe showcase at Sadlers Wells

by Events Editor 16 July 2018
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Following the success of last year’s Fringe preview, once again Sadler’s Wells hosts a night showcasing some of the Korean acts before they head to Edinburgh. Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 London Showcase 19:00, Friday 27 July 2018 (followed by a post-show reception) Lilian Baylis Studio | Sadler’s Wells | Rosebery Avenue | London, EC1R 4TN […]

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War Veterans honoured in Kingston’s Guildhall

by Events Editor 24 June 2018
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Yesterday a group of Korean musicians and performers entertained a group of British veterans from the Korean War in Kingston’s Guildhall. The event was organised by the Korean Veterans Association UK, a group of volunteers committed to the continuing remembrance of the sacrifice made by soldiers who came to the aid of the Republic of […]

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SOAS Korean music and dance society performance

by Events Editor 6 June 2018
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SOAS Korean music and dance societies present their annual public concert, free and open to all: Korean Sounds Saturday 9 June, 7pm DJAM Lecture Theatre, SOAS main building SOAS London has been a hub for the study and performance of Korean music for many years. Beginning with the Korean Drumming society under Prof. Em. Keith […]

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In-sook Chappell: The Free Nine, at the National Theatre

by Events Editor 30 May 2018
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In-sook Chappell’s second new play this year gets a performance on the South Bank: The Free 9 by In-Sook Chappell National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre | Upper Ground | South Bank | London SE1 9PX Fri 29 June, 7pm £5.00 (or £8 for both Connections shows on the same night) | Book tickets In-Sook Chappell tkes […]

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Lee Bul in Conversation and Performance by Zadie Xa

by Events Editor 22 May 2018
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Lee Bul discusses her work with Hayward Gallery Director Ralph Rugoff, followed by Flooded with ICE / Hell Fire Can’t Scorch Me, a performance by Korean-Canadian visual artist Zadie Xa that brings together live storytellers, dancers and musicians. Co-produced by writer Taylor Le Melle, with performers Jihye Kim, Jane Chan and Nam Yoon Kim. Purcell […]

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National Changgeuk Company in Trojan Women

by Events Editor 17 May 2018
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I hope I’m not setting my expectations too high, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this is near the top of my list of events of the year. Trojan Women National Changgeuk Company of Korea | Ong Keng Sen Queen Elizabeth Hall Sat 2 June, 7.30pm | Sun 3 June, 5pm | Tickets £22 – […]

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Collaborating on a World Stage – a seminar as part of the K-Dance festival

by Events Editor 14 May 2018
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Late notice of a pre-performance seminar before the big event on Wednesday. Collaborating on a World Stage Seminar on Future UK/Korea Collaborations as part of A Festival of Korean Dance Wed. 16 May 6.15pm, The Place £5 | Book tickets Panelists: Shin Ah Kim (Korean Arts Management Service), Seok Kyu Choi (Creative Director of UK/Korea […]

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Double Bill: Jinyeob Cha x Vakki – riverrun | Lyon Eun Kwon – Glory

by Events Editor 27 March 2018
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The final performance in the 2018 Festival of Korean Dance brings a chance to see the choreographer of the Pyeongchang Olympics opening and closing ceremonies. Don’t miss it. Double Bill Wednesday 16 May 2018, 7:30pm The Place | 17 Duke’s Rd | Euston | London WC1H 9PY | www.theplace.org.uk £17 (£13 concessions) | Book here Jinyeob […]

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Double Bill: Kyoung-Shin Kim – Ordinary Stranger | Ahn Sooyoung Company – Swan Lake

by Events Editor 27 March 2018
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The second of three performances forming a festival of Korean dance at The Place: Double Bill: Kyoung-Shin Kim – Ordinary Stranger / Ahn Sooyoung Company – Swan Lake Saturday 12 May 2018, 7:30pm The Place | 17 Duke’s Rd | Euston | London WC1H 9PY | www.theplace.org.uk £17 (£13 concessions) | Book here KR + UK: […]

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Korea National Contemporary Dance Company – Immixture

by Events Editor 27 March 2018
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Don’t miss the first-ever UK appearance by the Korea National Contemporary Dance Company as part of a Festival of Korean Dance at The Place this May. Tickets on sale now. Korea National Contemporary Dance Company – Immixture Wednesday 9 May 2018, 7:30pm The Place | 17 Duke’s Rd | Euston | London WC1H 9PY | […]

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[On tour] In-Sook Chappell’s Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok

by Events Editor 9 March 2018
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Korean-born adoptee In-Sook Chappell has a major new play going on tour for 10 weeks. Catch it if you can. The playwright comments: “I was born in Korea and came to the UK as a baby and was brought up as English. Because of this I am interested in how immigrants often erase a part […]

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The Great Wave plays at the National Theatre

by Events Editor 4 March 2018
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The National Theatre hosts a new play set in Japan and North Korea. Related talks include an introduction to the book produced as part of a British Council project in North Korea. The Great Wave A new play by Francis Turnly | co-production with the Tricycle Theatre 10 March – 14 April Dorfman Theatre, National […]

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Theatre visit: 1446 – The Story of King Sejong the Great

by Philip Gowman 27 February 2018
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Visitors to Seoul’s Gwanghwamun Square, and anyone with a cursory acquaintance with Korean history, will know of the existence of King Sejong. His statue dominates the broad avenue that leads southwards from Gwanghwamun itself, gazing into the distance towards the other great hero of Joseon history, Admiral Yi Sun-shin. Are the life and achievements of […]

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1446, The Musical – the preview of a show on the life of King Sejong

by Events Editor 5 February 2018
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Coming up, there’s a chance to preview the English version of a new Korean musical focusing on the life of King Sejong: 1446 The Musical – Workshop 17 February at 17:00–19:30 The Other Palace Studio | 12 Palace Street | London SW1E 5JA Register via EventBrite After a successful run in Korea last year, we […]

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