Please see the key past events of UK/Korea 2017-18 started by pre-events held in December.
BalletBoyz came to Korea for the first time to present their internationally acclaimed performance at the International Modern Dance Festival on 18 and 19 May. ▶ Read more
Ansan Street Arts Festival
Ansan Street Arts Festival developed artist exchanges and a commissioning partnership with Stockton International Riverside Festival.
Whalley Range All Stars and the Company Chameleon were invited to present their new shows in Ansan from 5 to 7 May. ▶ Read more
Uijeongbu Music Theatre Festival
A British dance and circus company Acrojou was invited to perform The Wheel House at the outdoor stage near Uijeongbu Arts Centre.
Audiences in public enjoyed the rolling acrobatic theatre show as they walk alongside the stunning circular home that travels in motion. ▶ Read more
Special Focus Michael Winterbottom & UK Week in Jeonju
Michael Winterbottom, one of the most prolific UK filmmakers since the 1990s, was specially invited to screen at the 18th Jeonju International Film Festival.
UK Cultural Week in Jeonju introduced a performance The Wheel House by a renowned British circus company, Acrojou, and a solo exhibition of British paper artist, Rich McCor who turns Jeonju’s landmarks into extraordinary artworks. ▶ Read more
Opera 'The Golden Dragon' by Music Theatre Wales
One of the world’s most Internationally recognised personalities on the music scene: Peter Eötvös’ Opera 'The Golden Dragon' presented at 2017 Tongyeong International Music Festival ▶ Read more
UK/Korea 2017-18 Opening Concert - London Symphony Orchestra
The London Symphony Orchestra, the pride of classical music scene in the UK, had the opening concert of UK/Korea 2017-18 on 20 February, 2017 at the Concert Hall, Seoul Arts Center. For celebrating the launch, LSO Principal Guest Conductor Daniel Harding conducted the Korea premiere performance of Håkan, Mark-Anthony Turnage’s second concerto for virtuoso trumpet player Håkan Hardenberger. ▶ Read more
UK-Korea Arts and Culture Conference [ThisABLED]
In the lead up to the upcoming UK/Korea 2017-18, we held the ‘UK-Korea Arts and Culture Conference’ in partnership with Arts Council England, Arts Council Korea and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Arts (MMCA). From 1 to 3 December, about 400 audiences came and shared the moment where meaningful ideas and practices were exchanged. ▶ Read more
Candoco Dance Company
Candoco Dance Company Performance took place on 3-4 December at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea. Candoco Dance Company, the world’s leading contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled performers, has been creating acclaimed and cutting edge work for over twenty five years. ▶ Read more
Assemble: How We Build
Two members of Assemble, a collective who won Turner Prize in 2015, Lous Schulz and Lewis Jones, visited Korea in the second of week of December in order to participate in this year’s Cultural Enrichment Forum as speakers. They explored two very different cities-Seoul and Namwon- to share their experiences. ▶ Read more