London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

쿠쿠 | Cuckoo by Jaha Koo

Three talkative rice cookers take you on a journey through the last 20 years of Korean history. Cuckoo is a bittersweet and humorous dialogue, a documentary of sorts. Economist-turned-artist Jaha Koo sits with his electronic friends, three rice cookers. Together they discuss the catastrophic market crash of 1997 and subsequent national phenomena, including unemployment, depression … [Read More]

Ambiguous Dance Company: Rhythm of Human

Korean dance sensations Ambiguous Dance Company return to The Coronet Theatre following last year’s sold-out Body Concert with the UK premiere of their award-winning piece Rhythm of Human. Rhythm of Human follows a modern Korean man who fights to break free from societal expectations and norms. The dancers blend genres and defy all preconceptions to present a fresh, exciting and electric … [Read More]

Fringe preview: Collage magic show

A duo of award-winning magicians from the Korea – Yollin Lee and Daan Ho – is coming to dazzle your mind this summer. “Are we all the same?” “Are we connected subconsciously?” Human society is made up of various ethnicities, ideologies, personalities, and physical characteristics, much like a collage artwork. COLLAGE is a magic show … [Read More]

Eun-Me Ahn Company: Dragons, in London and Salford

Avantgarde South Korean choreographer Eun-Me Ahn’s joyful riot of dance, music and non-stop movement brings together modern and traditional dance styles from across Asia. Whilst dragons are feared in the West, in Asia, they represent lightness, joy and optimism. Pioneering choreographer Eun-Me Ahn’s latest extravagant production sees her extraordinary company of dancers interacting on stage … [Read More]

Korean performers at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe

A very varied selection of acts are coming to the Fringe this year: At That Time, Byeon Genre: Theatre (comedy, dark comedy) Group: Haddangse Venue 209: Greenside @ Nicolson Square – Lime Studio 11:25am , Aug 7-12, 14-19 | Book tickets Duration: 1 hour Japanese colonial era 1931: vertical drop shot of those crawling up … [Read More]

Woman at Point Zero, at the Royal Opera House

A story of two women who share their memories, experiences and secrets. Inspired by the seminal novel by Egyptian writer and feminist Nawal El Saadawi, Woman at Point Zero is a story of two women: Fatma, an activist imprisoned for manslaughter and Sama, an ambitious documentary filmmaker, that unfolds over one day. They share their memories, … [Read More]

April House Concert: The Musical in Concert

Suhyun Christine Kim, Soprano Petur Ernir Svavarsson, Tenor Ian Murray Sutherland Musical Director Whitman Ensemble: Miles Ames Violin, Inis Oirr Asano Viola, George Wikes Cello, James Trowbridge Double Bass Programme All I ask of you & Think of me from Phantom of The Opera, Andrew Lloyd Webber (Soprano, Piano, Ensemble) “Christmas Lullaby” from Song For … [Read More]

Art talk: Every Day, with Seulgi Lee Kang

Sometimes, a form of performance/video art can deliver more impact on people’s psychological level compared to any other type of arts. Our last 4482 Artist Talk session will spotlight a performance artist, Seulgi Lee Kang. We are pleased to introduce her to you and hope you can come along to hear more about her and … [Read More]

Jindo Drum Dance Workshop

This exciting Jindo-Drum Dance Workshop at the KCCUK will be held 14th (3pm-5pm for UCL students) and 15th December (6pm-8pm for everyone). The Jindo Drum Dance is a traditional dance from the third largest island (Jindo) in South Korea, the dance gained popularity and fame by the work of the late Park Byung Cheon. This … [Read More]

A Special Collaboration of Korean Break Dancing and Gugak

The world-renowned b-boy crew ‘Artistreet’ and ‘Gamblerz Crew’ will be joining the event in collaboration with ‘Jeong Ga Ak Hoe’, another band of the opening performers of the 2021 K-Music Festival — ADG7. The Korean Culture and Information Service’s (KOCIS) Korean Culture Scene has been holding a variety of Korean culture festivals in a bid … [Read More]