K-Dance 2020: pre-performance conversation

Don’t miss this talk before the second performance in the Korean Dance Festival. There’s also a Q+A after the performance. Pre-show Conversation Part of A Festival of Korean Dance 2020 Tuesday 2 June 2020, 6:00pm The Place | 17 Duke’s Road | Euston | London WC1H 9PY £5 or £2.50 if bought with a ticket […]

K-Dance 2020: Jin Yeob Cha — MIIN: Body to Body

The 2020 Festival of Korean Dance opens with Jin Yeob Cha’s group Collective A. It’ll be great to have Cha back in town after her stunning performance in the 2018 festival and her Dream Ritual performance last year Jin Yeob Cha / Collective A — MIIN: Body to Body Friday 29 May 2020, 7:30pm The […]

A Festival of Korean Dance 2020

Here’s hoping that I’m not tempting fate by posting this press release. I really hope that the health emergency is over by the end of May. Keep your fingers crossed, because this festival gets better each year. As last year, there are three performances and one pre-performance discussion: Fri 29 May: Collective A | MIIN: […]

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 […]

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 […]

Korean dancers at The Place, Euston

First, thanks to Colin Bartlett for letting me know about Korean dancers from the Robin Howard Dance Theatre performing at The Place, near Euston. We’ve already missed one of the performances, which was yesterday evening: Jin-Yeob Cha, who has worked with a variety of Korean and international choreographers, including Ismael Ivo, Itzik Galili, Iztok Kovac, […]