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Korean Festival 2022: Tiger Is Coming

26 August 2022 to 1 October 2022 The Coronet Theatre

A dazzling mix of music, pop, dance, theatre, performance and art – TIGER IS COMING showcases some of South Korea’s most famous artists, coming to the UK for the first time. From artist Choi Jeong Hwa whose lively, vibrant, large-scale, inflatable pieces will encase the Coronet Theatre façade, to global dance sensations Ambiguous, and Korean pop icons, Leenalchi, this festival brings the buzz and excitement of the current Korean arts scene to London.

Anda Winters, Artistic Director ’I have been going to Korea for many years and fell in love with the culture. I have observed it growing further and faster culturally and economically than any other I’ve seen. Their commitment to and investment in arts has produced a very visual, energetic and quirky artistic landscape, and I want to share the thrill of it with UK audiences.’

Festival Line-up…

Choi Jeong Hwa – Tiger, Journey, Love

Throughout the Korean Festival, world renowned installation artist Choi Jeong Hwa takes over The Coronet Theatre with Tiger, Journey, Love – a major exhibition of his work, using our historic home in a way you’ve never seen before.

26 Aug - 01 Oct

Leenalchi – Sugungga

For three nights only, Korean music icons LEENALCHI play their first album Sugungga live – turning The Coronet Theatre on its end in a way you’ve never seen before, with audiences taking to the stage to dance the night away. Expect an electric fusion of rapping, dance, heart-stopping vocal performances and a focus on bass and drums. There’s original, and then there’s Leenalchi.

10 - 12 Sep

Kim Modeun – Modeun Tour: The Path of the Body

Kim Modeun presents a special free screening of the six dance films. Focussing on the space and nature of Jeju Island, the southernmost area of Korean Peninsula, these extraordinary vignettes explore the relationship between the human body and nature and the boundaries between place and people.

13 - 15 Sep

Ambiguous Dance Company – Body Concert

International dance sensation Ambiguous Dance Company present the incredible Body Concert, in their UK premiere. Their pioneering hologram appearance at the BRIT awards amassed over 300 million views online, but now Ambiguous are here live breaking down barriers of genre and all preconceptions, to present a fresh, exciting and electric evening of dance work.

16 - 18 Sep

Collective A – Body-Go-Round: Round 1

Visionary choreographer Jinyeob Cha and her Seoul-based creative group, collective A, presents the UK Premiere of Body-Go-Round: round 1 – a genre-bending, mixed reality, dance spectacle inspired by the process of melting to evaporation in the water cycle.

23 - 24 Sep

Tacit Group – TACIT.PERFORM[0] 

Critically acclaimed audiovisual performance ensemble Tacit Group present tacit.perform[0] – a performance using a mix of mathematical coding and computer programming to compose a unique and riveting contemporary music experience live each night.

26 - 28 Sep

Dolpagu – XXL Leotard and Anna Sui Hand Mirror

South Korea’s award-winning theatre company Dolpagu presents the UK Premiere of XXL Leotard and Anna Sui Hand Mirror, a groundbreaking theatre production exploring gender and social class across generations.

29 Sep - 01 Oct