Win Tickets To A Festival Of Korean Dance – The Place London

The Place – Win 2 tickets to A Festival of Korean Dance

Experience the diversity of the Korean dance scene.

Competition Ends: 03/05/2018

The first evening on 9 May presents the UK Premiere of <Immixture> by Korean Noational Contemporary Dance Company, a piece that exhibits the beauty of Korea, combining the music and movement of East and West. KNCDC’s Artistic Director Sungsoo Ahn trained in Korea and at the Julliard School under Benjamin Harkarvy. He is known for technically demanding hybrid choreography that combines contemporary dance with ballet.

The second evening on 12 May is a double bill of Ahn Soo Young Company’s Swan Lake (12 May), which takes the story of Tchaikovsky’s ballet and reimagines it as a warning about environmental destruction, incorporating dance styles from Hip Hop to poppin’, B-boying to contemporary dance. The second part of the evening is Kyoung Shin Kim’s Ordinary Stranger, which interrogates memory and identity.

The third night on 16 May will see choreographer Lyon Eun Kwon presenting Glorywhich looks at a little-known aspect of Korean dance culture – the Dong-A Dance Competition, where the prize is exemption from military service, which is compulsary for all South Korean men. It will be performed by Namkeun An, a former participant in the competition that won him freedom from serving in the army. The evening will be completed by psychedelic art-dance work Riverrun, a collaboration between choreographer Jinyeob Cha and the Hague/Seoul-based visual artist Vakki, whose work is characterised by bright colours and swirling repeating patters.

You can win 2 tickets to any of the three shows, winner’s choice! A Festival of Korean Dance is at The Place from 9 – 16 May.

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