Think Korea 2006 – an introduction

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 […]

Uncovering Wonderland

Review of the Asia House exhibition by Beccy Kennedy The multi-storey, multi-story exhibition of contemporary Korean art at Asia House, Through the Looking Glass, provides a multi-faceted Korean art experience, in terms of the media used and the themes approached by the artists. Independent curator, Jiyoon Lee, uses the looking glass as an audience-friendly metaphor […]

Think Korea: the Finale

Details of the closing events of Think Korea 2006 Korean Traditional Performance 11 December 2006 7:30pm Manchester, Bruntwood Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music 13 December 20067:30pm Croydon, The Fairfield Hall Introduction The National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts is an organization which began more than 1400 years ago. Its forerunners can be traced […]

Think Korea: Romeo and Juliet

As part of Think Korea, a big Shakespeare adaptation at the Barbican by one of Korea’s leading playwrights. Coinciding with this production are several talks / educational events: 15 November: a lecture presented by John Russell Brown, on Oh Tae-seok, Shakespeare and popular theatre, at Asia House 30 November: a talk by Oh Tae-seok after […]

Think Korea 2006 – the Jae-Eun Park Ensemble

Details of an unusual event as part of Think Korea 2006: Jae-Eun Park Ensemble with City of London Sinfonia Date : 27 – 29 October 2006 Venue : SOAS & St Giles Cripplegate Programme October 27, 7:30 pm The Harmony within East & West City of London Sinfonia Dominic Wheeler, Conductor Transformation for Orchestra by […]

Brief review: Baudeogi at the Bloomsbury

Another entertaining evening from Think Korea. As the year progresses, the sponsors are learning about how best to introduce their wonderful shows to a western audience. This time, there was a glossy programme which set out some of the background to what we were about to see, which was helpful. There was also some useful […]

Think Korea: Fantasia

An evening of traditional dance as part of Think Korea: Fantasia Cultural Foundation of the National Museum of Korean Performing Arts Group 14 September 2006 7:30pm London, The Bloomsbury Theatre 16 September 2006 7:30pm Manchester, Bruntwood Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music CFNMK Performing Art Group was founded on 20 July 2004, with the founding […]

Think Korea: Baudeogi

An evening of traditional street performance as part of Think Korea: Musical: Baudeogi 11-12 September 2006 The UCL Bloomsbury Theatre | 15 Gordon Street | London WC1H 0AH Introduction It is one of the most superior musicals to be staged on a traditional Korean open stage on a large scale. It features a panorama of […]

Think Korea: Sarah Chang at the Barbican

A classical concert as part of Think Korea 2006, featuring one of Korea’s best-known violinists: Sarah Chang plays Bruch 19:30, 2 July 2006 Barbican Centre | Silk Street | London EC2Y 8DS Programme Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor Bartok Concerto for Orchestra Sarah Chang – Violin London Symphony Orchestra Mikko Frank Conductor […]

Think Korea website now up & running

It’s taken a while, but here it is: www.thinkkorea.org.uk. It seems to be part of the Korean Embassy website. And it’s now coming up on google. It must be a recent creation, because I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve googled in search of “Think Korea 2006” and only found my own site. […]