Edinburgh 2013

Norian Maro is a performance group based in Jeju-do which was founded in 2005 as a samulnori group. It has since broadened its range, so that the piece presented at the Edinburgh Fringe this year was a mixture of shamanistic and folk music as well as the familiar village percussion sounds, together with some contemporary […]

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Edinburgh Fringe visit: Kkumdongi Puppet Theater — Climb a Willow to the Sea God’s Palace

by Philip Gowman 7 September 2013
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A strange title for a tale of brotherly love and filial piety, and a storyline which is a little hard to follow, but a show which is a treat for the eyes. The story is told in four ways: you have an English translation of the script in the programme (if you have a chance […]

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Edinburgh Fringe visit: Othello – two men

by Philip Gowman 29 August 2013
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Othello – Two Men is a retelling of the Shakespearean play, in the space of one hour and played by, as suggested by the title, two men. It’s a cut-down version in a cut-down set – simply a free-standing frame to stand in for a prison wall (see image at the bottom of this page). […]

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Edinburgh Fringe visit: Modl Theatre Company – A Romance

by Philip Gowman 28 August 2013
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Modl Theatre Company has been a favourite on the Edinburgh Fringe circuit for a while. Their productions of Mong-Yeon (also known as A Love in Dream) and Dandelion’s Story have played to five star reviews. So when they come along with a new production, the expectations are high. And for a first-time viewer (yes, this […]

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Festival Exhibition Visit: Nam June Paik Resounds at the Talbot Rice Gallery

by Philip Gowman 27 August 2013
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The Talbot Rice Gallery in the University of Edinburgh is the venue for a retrospective of Nam June Paik’s work during the course of the 2013 International festival. While the major show in Tate Liverpool (Dec 2010 – Mar 2011) interestingly devoted a lot of space to his early collaborations, here his video work and […]

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Modl Theatre Company brings A Romance from Edinburgh to London

by Events Editor 26 August 2013
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I saw this enchanting play at the Fringe last week, and would certainly recommend you to try it out. I might even come along myself to watch it again. It lasts less than an hour. A Romance – from Modl Theatre Company Date: 7pm, Friday 30 August 2013 Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK Admission Free […]

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Media Skins: some photos from the Edinburgh installations

by Philip Gowman 24 August 2013
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A few photographs, taken yesterday, of the Media Skins installation in Edinburgh as part of the 2013 International Festival. The installation was hung on the main frontage of the Festival Theatre, and also on hoardings in the square outside the Usher Hall. A poster in the Festival Theatre gave the following information: For this installation, […]

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Nam June Paik to be showcased at Edinburgh International Festival

by Events Editor 23 July 2013
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The Edinburgh International Festival this year features work by Nam June Paik, hosted by the Talbot Rice Gallery, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Paik’s first solo exhibition in Wuppertal, 1963. Transmitted Live: Nam June Paik Resounds Exhibition curated by Pat Fisher, Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Seong Eun Kim and Chaeyoung Lee, Nam June […]

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Madame Freedom: “Analogue Body dances with digital video”

by Events Editor 23 July 2013
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This combination of film and performance looks fascinating. “Analogue Body dances with digital video” comments the Hankyoreh. Two brief videos give a flavour of what to expect. Madame Freedom Performance dates Tue 20 Aug, 8:00pm Wed 21 Aug, 8:00pm YMAP (Your Media Arts Project) Hyo Jin Kim Choreographer and director Hyung Su Kim Art director […]

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Korea-related events at the 2013 Edinburgh International Festival

by Events Editor 23 July 2013
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Thanks to the KCC for pulling together a list of the Korea-related performances and events at the 2013 Edinburgh International Festival. And thanks to the many sponsors, which include Gyeonggi Province and Cultural Foundation, the Korea Foundation, University of Edinburgh, Alba Chruthachail, the Ministry of Culture Sport & Tourism, KOCCA, KAMS and the KCC, for […]

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Korean performers at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe

by Events Editor 23 July 2013
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Thanks to the KCC for pulling together all the Korea-connected events at this year’s Fringe. Here they are: The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013 Dates: 31 July ~ 26 August 2013 Venue: Edinburgh, Scotland Box Office: edfringe.com or 0131 226 0000 Climb a Willow to the Sea God’s Palace Date: 12 Aug (Mon) ~ 24 Aug […]

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