Kontemporary Korea

Performance information
24th May 2024
Running time: 90 minutes

Discover the vibrant world of K:Dance with an evening showcasing a double bill by leading artists from the Korean contemporary dance scene. Now in its seventh year, Kontemporary Korea is part of a national festival of Korean dance in the UK, and is coming to Bournemouth for the first time! 

Enjoy dynamic performances from choreographer Sung Im Her and Melancholy Dance Company 

★★★★ ‘prepare to be mesmerized: a festival of Korean dance’ (Londonist, 2019)

Tomorrowisnowtodayisyesterday (TiNTiY) by Sung Im Her

Sung Im Her’s performance TiNTiY focuses on the impact of social media on our society, reflecting through dance on the oversaturation and oversharing of information and the impact it can have on not just the mind but the physical body.

Leaning in to the fun aspect of social media, Sung Im Her will play with memes, challenges, skits and other social media content whilst providing a narrative and an insight into the realities behind the façade.

Expect to see three dancers using overly produced gestures as they move between their individual and collective state.

Co-Commissioned by Seoul Performing Arts Festival (SPAF) (KR) & The Place (UK).  Additional support from FABRIC (UK), New Italian Dance Platform (IT), Duncan Center (Greece) Horizon Performance Created in England (UK), S’ala (IT), Zeit (IT).

Flight by Melancholy Dance Company

The performance ‘Flight’ by Melancholy Dance Company aims to express the human endeavour to soar towards goals through leaps and falls. It portrays the process of overcoming the limits of human capability, which one cannot conquer alone, through a complete flight shared by two individuals.

You will experience overcoming the limits of human capability, something that cannot be achieved alone, through the remarkable movements of two individuals.

About the artists

As a performer, Sung Im Her has worked in with companies in Korea and Belgium including, Ji-Gu Dance Theater, Les ballets C de la B, Needcompany, Abattoir Fermé, Opéra de Lille and more. As a choreographer, Sung Im has been selected for development programmes Testbeds Catalyst, Aerowaves 21, Choreodrome at The Place. You can read more about her and her insatiable need to dance in The Guardian 

Melancholy Dance Company, founded in 2016 by choreographer  Cheol-in Jeong, sees the world we live in itself as art and creates works that various audiences can sympathize with. Their works contain  messages with an insight into human beings and phenomena through variations with speed, rhythm, and weight. 

Supported by the Korea Arts Management Service and Korean Cultural Centre UK

In partnership with The Place, The Lowry, Tramway, Dance City and South East Dance

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Fri 24 May 2024
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Starts 19:30
Ends 21:00
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