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* Date : 2020-12-02
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: Yoon Jung Bae, the hidden contributor to the K-pop craze offers a peek into the world of Yoon Jung Bae, the choreographer behind some of the high octane dance routines of K-pop's biggest bands. Known for its addictive melodies, slick choreography, and production values, K-pop has become a global phenomenon. Featuring rehearsal footage from the dance studio, clips from hit K-pop music videos, exclusive interviews with Bae, and an insight into her role as a pioneer for choreographer’s rights, this short film celebrates the talent behind the K-pop craze!