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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]

Tiger is Coming: Dolpagu

South Korea’s award-winning theatre company Dolpagu presents the UK Premiere of XXL Leotard and Anna Sui Hand Mirror, a groundbreaking theatre production exploring gender and social class across generations.  Junho must keep his secret – he likes to wear women’s leotards. Wearing them stops him stressing about his upcoming college entrance exam. Hee-joo finds out his secret and posts a photo … [Read More]

Tiger is Coming: Tacit Group

Critically acclaimed audiovisual performance ensemble Tacit Group present tacit.perform[0] – a performance using a mix of mathematical coding and computer programming to compose a unique and riveting contemporary music experience live each night. Tacit Group have been discovering the artistic possibilities of technology since 2008 establishing themselves as pioneers of algorithmic art. Their immersive visual and sonic spectacle reveals … [Read More]

Tiger is Coming: haihm

haihm is a Seoul based electronic musician & producer. In this intimate Coronet Theatre performance, she will present a live set of meticulously crafted and captivating ambient rhythms. NOWHERE, haihm’s ambient and glitch-based album, was nominated for Best Electronic Album of the Year at the Korean Popular Music Awards. She has been performing at many … [Read More]

Tiger is Coming: Collective A

Visionary choreographer Jinyeob Cha and her Seoul-based creative group, Collective A, presents the UK Premiere of Body-Go-Round: round 1 – a genre-bending, mixed reality, dance spectacle inspired by the process of melting to evaporation in the water cycle. Looming above the stage, a giant ice formation slowly melts as performers respond to the process of … [Read More]

Tiger is Coming: Make, Break, Remix

Join us for an exclusive Q&A with author Fiona Bae in conversation with Robert Bound, Senior Correspondent at Monocle, to mark the launch of her new book Make, Break, Remix: The Rise of K-Style, a bold, stylish look at the global rise of Korean culture and style in the words and images of those shaping … [Read More]

Tiger is Coming: Ambiguous Dance Company

International dance sensation Ambiguous Dance Company present the incredible Body Concert, in their UK premiere. Their pioneering hologram appearance at the BRIT awards amassed over 300 million views online, but now Ambiguous are here live breaking down barriers of genre and all preconceptions, to present a fresh, exciting and electric evening of dance work. Structured like a concert, … [Read More]

Tiger is Coming: Kim Modeun

Kim Modeun presents a special screening of the film MODEUN TOUR: The Path of The Body, featuring six vignettes Stone, Water, Wind, Sea, Stratum and Alley. These six dance films focus on the space and nature of Jeju Island, the southernmost area of Korean Peninsula, through human bodies, their relationship to nature and the boundaries … [Read More]

Tiger is Coming: Leenalchi

South Korean music icons LEENALCHI have captivated audiences around the globe with their hypnotic performances and offbeat energy. Their combination of K-pop and musical storytelling has garnered millions of views online, but now, for the first time ever, they arrive in the UK to perform live. Expect an electric fusion of rapping, dance, heart-stopping vocal … [Read More]

K-Music 2021: Sinnoi + Dongyang Gozupa

Before heading to WOMEX in Porto, Dongyang Gozupa joins the K-music festival to perform at the Coronet Theatre for a double bill with Sinnoi, a quartet led by vocalist Bora Kim, ‘her flawless voice gliding between the purest of high tones and animalistic growls’ (Songlines). An exciting night with a true mixture of fresh sounds … [Read More]

Outside In: Yong Min Cho in Portobello Road

An unusual open-air performance: Outside In: Yong Min Cho Venue: Corner Shop | 230 Portobello Road | Notting Hill | London W11 1LU Performance Times: 7 – 15 May 2021 – 15:40 Body Language Artist Yong Min Cho will create an installation and movement pieces in a corner shop space as part of Outside In. … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

Gig Review: Dok2 at the Coronet Theatre

Saharial reports from Sunday’s live Kpop concert It’s not often that London is graced with the presence of Korean Hip-hop, but the Kpop Team announced proudly a month or so ago that they had arranged for Dok2 to have a concert in London, not just to showcase a talented act, but to hopefully pave the … [Read More]