Livestream: Hyelim Kim in Résonances, at the Vortex

Lockdown doesn’t mean shutdown, as taegum player Hyelim Kim notes. Join her and others this evening for a live interdisciplinary performance. Donate to the venue and artists via the link below or via the event’s Facebook page. Résonances – Live Stream Sunday 5 April 2020, 6:30pm – 7:15pm BST Livestream on the Vortex Facebook page […]

K-Dance 2020: Art Project BORA: Muak

After their superb performance last year, Art Project BORA return to The Place as the second performance in the 2020 festival of Korean Dance. Art Project BORA: Muak Tuesday 2 June 2020, 7:30pm The Place | 17 Duke’s Road | Euston | London WC1H 9PY UK Early Bird Discount: All tickets £13 until 13 Apr […]

K-Dance 2020: pre-performance conversation

Don’t miss this talk before the second performance in the Korean Dance Festival. There’s also a Q+A after the performance. Pre-show Conversation Part of A Festival of Korean Dance 2020 Tuesday 2 June 2020, 6:00pm The Place | 17 Duke’s Road | Euston | London WC1H 9PY £5 or £2.50 if bought with a ticket […]

K-Dance 2020: Jin Yeob Cha — MIIN: Body to Body

The 2020 Festival of Korean Dance opens with Jin Yeob Cha’s group Collective A. It’ll be great to have Cha back in town after her stunning performance in the 2018 festival and her Dream Ritual performance last year Jin Yeob Cha / Collective A — MIIN: Body to Body Friday 29 May 2020, 7:30pm The […]

A Festival of Korean Dance 2020

Here’s hoping that I’m not tempting fate by posting this press release. I really hope that the health emergency is over by the end of May. Keep your fingers crossed, because this festival gets better each year. As last year, there are three performances and one pre-performance discussion: Fri 29 May: Collective A | MIIN: […]

Hyelim Kim in Résonances, at the Vortex

Daegeum player Hyelim Kim will be among the musicians collaborating with dancer Petra Haller at the Vortex this Thursday, early evening: Résonances Thursday 12 March 2020, 5.30pm Vortex Jazz Club | 11 Gillett Square | London N16 8AZ | www.vortexjazz.co.uk Admission free After Slovenia, Poland, Finland and Ireland we are bringing Jazz Connective to the […]

A review of the Korean cultural year 2019

A review of some of the highlights and trends in the Korean cultural year, primarily in London but also with half an eye to anything we might have seen elsewhere in the UK. The review is a personal one, inevitably skewed towards the events we managed to get to. Introduction This time last year I […]

Y Dance: Hyper Hygienic, at Resolution 2020

Y Dance returns to The Place as part of Resolution 2020: Jaz Woodcock-Stewart / Petronella Wiehahn / Y Dance The Place | 17 Duke’s Road | Euston | London WC1H 9PY UK | www.theplace.org.uk Thursday 23 January 2020, 7:30pm Duration: 90 mins Tickets £12 | £16 | Get tickets Jaz Woodcock-Stewart | Learning Piece Learn […]

Korean Traditional Dance Workshop at KCC

7 Nov 2019 – 8 Nov 2019, 6:30pm – 8pm @ KCCUK Register here Application deadline: 30 Oct 2019 17:00 The Korean Cultural Centre UK is proud to announce a new Korean cultural course this autumn. The Application Deadline is 30 Oct 2019 17:00. Buchaechum (Ipchum) is one of the most integral and popular genres […]

Sung Im Her: Nutcrusher, at The Place

Wednesday 30 October 2019, 7:30pm The Place | 17 Duke’s Road | London WC1H 9PY | Book tickets Free post-show talk in The Place Cafe Starkly repetitive and energetic, Nutcrusher looks at sexual objectification and power by questioning how we relate to our bodies, how they are presented and re-presented, and how cultural context affects […]

Review: Jinyeob Cha in Bongsu Park’s Dream Ritual

The stage is black, preparing you for sleep; the floor slightly mirrored. The space is empty apart from a curtain of transparent silvery organza fabric whose flowing folds represent the peaks and troughs of a typical sleep brainwave, and between which the dancer will move like a ghost. The dancer enters, pulling a another fabric […]