Ahn Eun-me (안은미)

It feels like it’s been an incredibly busy year, and as I come to write this review I realise that, much more so than in previous years, many of the things that have been memorable I haven’t had time to write about – and maybe won’t. I’ve written separately about the films it was possible […]

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Review: Eun Me Ahn’s Let Me Change Your Name

by Philip Gowman 16 November 2017
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Often when I go along to an event which I suspect will be good, I try to manage my expectations downwards. If I succeed in persuading myself that the thing may be quite mediocre then at worst I won’t be disappointed and at best I will be delighted when the event surpasses expectation. With Eun […]

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Eun-Me Ahn’s Let Me Change Your Name in Dance Umbrella

by Events Editor 21 September 2017
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This should be a treat. After Eun-Me Ahn’s Chunhyang in London (2006) and Princess Bari in Edinburgh (2011), nothing will stop me making it to this one. With music by her regular collaborator Jang Young-gyu (who is also one half of Uhuhboo Project and composer for Be-Being) we are in safe hands. Let Me Change […]

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LKL at 10 years: the best of the past decade

by Philip Gowman 7 March 2016
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Well, if you can’t reminisce on your website’s 10th birthday, when can you? Here’s a collection of some of my favourite London memories of the past 10 years (and one or two from slightly further afield). Some of the moments lived up to expectation: a front row seat at a performance by K-pop ballad diva Lee […]

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Dasepo Naughty Girls: two hours of colourful mayhem

by Philip Gowman 6 February 2012
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The KCC’s E J-yong month is shaping up nicely. This coming Thursday is your chance to see Dasepo Naughty Girls, one of those films which is so difficult to categorise. It’s a completely different film from E J-yong’s earlier work such as last week’s subdued romance of An Affair and the Joseon dynasty costume drama […]

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Dasepo Naughty Girls features choreography by Ahn Eun-mi

by Philip Gowman 5 February 2012
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Watch out for choreography by the amazing Ahn Eun-mi in the song & dance numbers of Dasepo Naughty Girls at the KCC on Thursday http://t.co/IMWsHxGX Keywords: Directors: E J-yong Event tags: 12 Directors – EJ Yong | Year of the 12 Directors People: Ahn Eun-me (안은미) Other tags: KCC film screenings

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The London Korean Links Awards 2011

by Philip Gowman 7 January 2012
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The sixth of LKL’s annual unscientific and very personal recognition of the best things of last year. And in the field of film, books and CDs what is encouraging is that there is so much to choose from. There were also plenty of good Korean cultural events in London, Edinburgh and elsewhere, but there was […]

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Festival visit: Ahn Eun-mi Company – Princess Bari

by Philip Gowman 2 November 2011
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In reviewing the amazing work of Ahn Eun-mi I am always faced with a problem: how to convey in words the extraordinary visual and musical experience that is so unique to her. When writing about her Chunhyang in 2006 I was at a loss for words. Trying to convey the intensity of the visual and […]

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Top Korean artists at the 2011 Edinburgh International Festival

by Events Editor 29 July 2011
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Every year we get a range of Korean performers at the Edinburgh Fringe. But the focus of the festival in 2011 is the vibrant and diverse cultures of Asia. Consequently this year we’ve got three top-notch groups who have been invited as part of the main festival itself. So for the first time this year […]

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Ahn Eun-mi: dancing for grandmother

by Philip Gowman 15 February 2011
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Good article on dancer / choreographer Ahn Eun-me in the Joongang Ilbo, featuring her upcoming project “Dancing for Grandmother”. http://bit.ly/hfOqgd. Hope we'll see her in London before too long, but we’ve got Princess Bari in Edinburgh to look forward to this summer. Her Chunhyang – An Impossible Love at London’s Peacock Theatre in 2006 was […]

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Theatre visit: Eun Me Ahn’s Chunhyang – an impossible love

by Philip Gowman 11 April 2006
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I’m afraid I lack the critical faculties to describe the evening adequately, but it’s well worth going to and I think I might be going back to see it again tomorrow. It’s two nights only. I went along with an avowed non dance fan and someone who was hoping for something very traditional, and both […]

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Think Korea: Ahn Eun-mi’s Chunhyang, at the Peacock Theatre

by Events Editor 2 April 2006
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Ahn Eun-mi adapts the Chunhyang story for this special show at the Peacock. Chunhyang (An impossible Love) Date: 11-12 April, 2006 Venue: Peacock Theatre Introduction Chunhyang (An impossible Love) is the tragic tale of love between a rich governor’s and a cuurtesan’s daughter. The tale is one of only five surviving examples of Pansori, ancient […]

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