Date
Saturday 17 March 2018 - 20:00 to Sunday 18 March 2018 - 18:00
Location
ARKO Arts Theater, Main Hall

In March, the year-long UK/Korea 2017–18 Creative Futures ends with Festival of Arts and Disability: Beautiful Differences. The festival explores the role of arts for more inclusive and diverse society and focuses innovative approaches on arts and disability.

We unveil the world premiere of a dance production co-created by Eun-Me Ahn and Candoco Dance Company as part of Pyeongchang Cultural Olympiad as well as the closing programme of UK/Korea 2017–18.

  • Title: Good Morning Everybody
  • Date and Time: 20.00 Saturday 17 March 2018 / 18.00 Sunday 18 March (There will be an artist talk following the show on Sunday.)
  • Venue: ARKO Arts Theater, Main Hall
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Recommended age: Above 7 
  • Ticket price: 10,000 KRW
  • Hosted by: Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism
  • Organised by: Arts Council Korea, British Council in Korea
  • Ticket information: Arts Council Korea website or 02-3668-0007
About the production

We unveil the world premiere of a dance production choreographed by Eun-Me Ahn for Candoco Dance Company as part of Pyeongchang Cultural Olympiad and the closing programme of UK/Korea 2017–18.

In Good Morning, Everybody Eun-Me Ahn explores the daily struggle to maintain positivity when confronted with the world’s challenges. Through a whirlwind of experiences, twisting and tumbling together, Ahn recreates the unpredictable and uncertain world in which we all live. Tangled together, we are forced to explore our differences and similarities, and the possibilities that exist within the charged spaces between us. Embracing individuality and the transformational potential of unity, the dancers confront and break barriers, supported by the magical spell that connects and separates us. Good Morning, Everybody.

About the artists
Eun-Me Ahn
Eun-Me Ahn is one of the most well-known and beloved contemporary dancers in the world. Ahn is known for her paradigm-shifting dance performances that reflect the reality of 21st century Korea and give voice to diverse groups across the generations. In particular, she creates her works with ordinary people who are marginalised in society. Ahn created Ahnsim Dance with visually impaired dancers and Daeshim Dance starring performers born with dwarfism. With her eccentric extroversion and provocative fashion she is not just an exception in her home country. She often works to create an extreme form of expression in her pieces, which convince - with their simplicity and strength - both audiences and critics.
 
Candoco Dance Company 
Candoco Dance Company was founded in 1991 by Celeste Dandeker-Arnold OBE and Adam Benjamin, it quickly grew into the first of its kind in the UK: a professional dance company of disabled and non-disabled artists.Candoco’s work is driven by the understanding that diversity is exciting, and dance is richer when different bodies and perspectives are part of its creation.
 
Artistic Director/Choreographer: Eun-Me Ahn
Dancers: Candoco Dance Company (Megan Armishaw, Joel Brown, Mickaella Dantas, Olivia Edginton, Laura Patay, Toke Broni Strandby, Nicolas Vendange)
Assistant Director: Clint Lutes
Music: Young-gyu Jang
Videographer: Jin-won Lee
Lighting Designer: Jin-young Jang
Stage Manager: Tae-young Maeng 
 
Candoco Dance Company
Artistic Co-Directors: Charlotte Darbyshire, Ben Wright
Programme and Touring: Marianne Mogendorff, Chris Ricketts, Anne Rieger
Production: Gareth Green, Nathan Johnson
Communications: Lucy Fox
Diversity and Inclusion UK/Korea 2017-18