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A Festival of Korean Dance is returning to The Place

2 Apr 2019

One Dance UK member, The Place are proud to announce the return of A Festival of Korean Dance from 31 May – 7 June 2019. Five companies will be visiting London for a programme organised by The Place and supported by the Korean Cultural Centre UK and the Korea Arts Management Service, headlined by Modern Table Dance Company.

Drawing on aspects of the country’s culture from history to the present day, the featured shows bring to the stage themes and ideas that resonate from Korea to the whole world. The programme includes:

Modern Table Dance Company’s Sok-do (Velocity) on 31 May:

  • Combining traditional Korean dance with contemporary movement eight virtuoso male dancers driven by the rhythmic sounds of live Ajaeng music (traditional Korean string instrument) display extraordinary physical prowess in a journey propelled by varying velocities.

A Double Bill of Art Project Bora’s Somoo and A Long Talk to Oneself on 4 June:

  • Somoo is a work on Feminism. Named after a traditional Korean mask, the show focuses on the female body and uses images of traditional Asian gestures to configure the movements into a visualisation of female genitalia.
  • In A Long Talk to Oneself, choreographer/ dancer Bora Kim conducts a conversation with a video of herself projected on stage. Expressing through movement the stories that are stored in one’s experiences, Kim lays bare a deeply moving tenderness and fragility.

A Triple Bill of three companies on 7 June:

  • Choi x Chang project’s Complement uses a camera as an apparatus that captures and controls objects, this imaginative work asks ‘can objects outside our eyes be controlled?’
  • Goblin Party’s Once Upon a Time:  Through the de-construction and modern interpretation of traditional stories and objects, Goblin Party attempts to re-connect audiences with nostalgic memories.
  • Noname Sosu/Young-Hyun Choi present Silentium: playing cleverly with stage lighting this captivating performance invites you to view the body as an optical illusion and decipher what is reality.

 

Tickets: £17 (£13 concessions)

For further information and to purchase tickets visit: www.theplace.org.uk