* Date : 2020-12-05
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: A documentary on Bora Kim’s unusual performance weaves together aspects of Bora Kim's life, giving an access-all-areas look at the choreographer's multi-faceted and rich personal and professional experiences, from rehearsals and teaching at Korea National University of Arts, to her feminist activism, and her marriage to Jaeduk Kim artistic director of Modern Table Dance Company. Through interviews and clips of her work, this documentary shows constant re-invention, as Bora Kim adapts her live performance Somoo into a digital form due to the pandemic, and follows the creation of her new online work The Body, Reset to Zero, which was presented at 2020 Sidance (Seoul International Dance Festival) on 6 November 2020.