* Date : 2020-12-03
The Place and the Korean Cultural Centre in London are excited to continue their partnership, even in this difficult year, to present their annual Festival of Korean Dance 2020 as a special online edition.
Over the past two years, A Festival of Korean Dance has introduced audiences in London to the rich and vibrant Korean contemporary dance scene.
A selection of captivating dance films from Korean artists will launch on 4 DEC, each film describing its unique universe, by turns inquisitive; rigorous; moving; playful. From a gentle, quirky exploration of a Seoul neighbourhood to a dazzling sprint through a bunch of dance manuals, this programme of 7 short films offers a chance to step into real places and imagined worlds.
As part of A Festival of Korean Dance 2020, The Place and the Korean Cultural Centre are launching K Pop Together, a film project for young dancers in the UK and South Korea. Young dancers will learn K-pop dance moves with some of the industry’s top choreographers and dancers, and have a chance to submit their own moves to be part of a new dance film that will be launched globally in 2021. K-pop aka Korean Pop Music, has a worldwide fanbase and has become a truly global phenomenon, with leading groups BTS and Blackpink hitting the mainstream international music charts. Young people with a passion for dance can submit their application and become part of the global phenomenon.
Korean Dance Now: Jin Yeob Cha, an artist who crosses time and space follows one of South Korea's most celebrated dancers and choreographers. Jin Yeob Cha, founder and artistic director of Collective A, has been the director of choreography for the opening and closing ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games and worked with numerous companies and choreographers internationally. Known for her boundary breaking style across art forms and technology, the documentary shows Cha preparing for a new online show as she challenges herself to create work for a new performance culture in the COVID era.