Dance

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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A Review of London Korean cultural year 2017

by Philip Gowman 1 January 2018
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It feels like it’s been an incredibly busy year, and as I come to write this review I realise that, much more so than in previous years, many of the things that have been memorable I haven’t had time to write about – and maybe won’t. I’ve written separately about the films it was possible […]

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Review: Eun Me Ahn’s Let Me Change Your Name

by Philip Gowman 16 November 2017
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Often when I go along to an event which I suspect will be good, I try to manage my expectations downwards. If I succeed in persuading myself that the thing may be quite mediocre then at worst I won’t be disappointed and at best I will be delighted when the event surpasses expectation. With Eun […]

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K-Arts Dance Company returns to Trinity Laban

by Events Editor 5 November 2017
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The K-Arts Dance Company last came to Trinity Laban in early 2015, and return this month with a double bill. Don’t miss it. They are also performing in Leeds on 16 November. Korea National University Of The Arts K-Arts Dance Company Mixed Bill Tuesday 21 November, 7:30pm | £12 (£10) | Book tickets Laban Theatre […]

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Factory Girls by Yangson Project tours London, Midlands and South

by Events Editor 22 September 2017
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The performing arts programme of Korea/UK 2017-18 year of cultural exchange brings a new production to the UK, in collaboration with Farnham Maltings. The production hits London on 13 October, but is touring the Midlands and South of England before then. Factory Girls 8pm, 13 October 2017 Jacksons Lane | 269a Archway Road | London […]

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Eun-Me Ahn’s Let Me Change Your Name in Dance Umbrella

by Events Editor 21 September 2017
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This should be a treat. After Eun-Me Ahn’s Chunhyang in London (2006) and Princess Bari in Edinburgh (2011), nothing will stop me making it to this one. With music by her regular collaborator Jang Young-gyu (who is also one half of Uhuhboo Project and composer for Be-Being) we are in safe hands. Let Me Change […]

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Exhibition / performance: Geumhyung Jeong in Tate Modern Tanks

by Events Editor 11 September 2017
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In conjunction with her solo show at Delfina Foundation, Geumhyung Jeong also presents her work in the Tate Modern Tanks, including two ticketed performances: Tate Live: Geumhyung Jeong 2–8 October 2017 The Tanks | Tate Modern | Bankside | London SE1 9TG Ticketed performances: 3 October at 17.30 and 5 October at 19.00. Book on […]

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LoKo’s 6th Anniversary – the vlog

by Philip Gowman 4 September 2017
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Congratulations to the London KPop Dance Workshop on their 6th birthday. They started Sept 5th 2011, hosting monthly workshops. Here’s the vlog of their most recent session. Links: LoKo YouTube Channel | Facebook page | on Twitter

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Fringe Review: After 4 – Over the Moon

by Philip Gowman 1 September 2017
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Sometimes, no matter how much I might be bowled over by a performance, I cannot put into words what I found so stunning about it. So it is with Yoo Sun-hoo’s work After 4: Over the Moon. Part of the magic of the piece is the peaceful, poignant music that provides the accompaniment, performed live […]

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Brief Fringe review: Mind Goblin

by Philip Gowman 31 August 2017
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Mind Goblin is a mysterious half-hour solo accompanied by a quiet, watery soundtrack. Sometimes serene, sometimes descending into madness, the solitary dancer / choreographer Lee Kyung-eun manages to retain our attention throughout the piece despite the lack of obvious rhythm to the music. The most striking moment comes when the soloist coughs up black liquid […]

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Think Korea 2006 – an introduction

by Philip Gowman 17 August 2017
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Think Korea 2006 was an ambitious programme of cultural and other events organised by the Korean Embassy as part of the “Korea-UK Mutual Visit Year”. There was, I believe, a reciprocal series of UK-related events organised in Korea, but I never saw any publicity about it. One event I do know of: the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra […]

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Call for writers – Bongsu Park’s INTERNAL LIBRARY project

by Events Editor 18 June 2017
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Details of an interesting collaborative performance in July, taking place in that wonderful space the is the Print Room library / bar / venue under the Notting Hill Coronet cinema. Bongsu Park’s multi-disciplinary projects blur the boundaries between dance and performance art. Her most recent work to be performed in London was the two-part Crossing Over […]

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Korean performers at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe

by Events Editor 16 June 2017
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A detailed mining of the Edinburgh Fringe website reveals twenty Korean performances plus one talk this year. Magic show Snap makes a return, along with the ever-popular drum show Tago, both part of a “Korean Season presented by AtoBiz Ltd” – who also bring new acts Kokdu and Ensemble Su. I must say I’m a […]

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Korea focus in Greenwich & Docklands International Festival

by Events Editor 15 June 2017
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One of the first performance arts projects of Korea/UK 2017-2018 is a focus on Korean performers at this month’s Greenwich + Docklands International Festival – “London’s leading festival of free outdoor performing arts (theatre, dance, and street arts), an annual 9/10-day celebration of extraordinary outdoor events that transform people’s lives.” Three acts perform in the Greenwich […]

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