SIDance Festival (Seoul International Dance Festival) is a regular international festival now in its 20th year. Since its inception it has presented renowned works by some of the world’s foremost choreographers, platformed emerging artists, introduced audiences to a range of dance genres and trained a spotlight on traditional dance to bring attention to both Korean and Asian identity.
It has a pioneering dance exchange programme which it realises through international partnerships between artists, theatres and festivals. This year, Far From The Norm and a group of Korean dancers will undertake a 3 month project to create a new work, GEN 20:20 which will be premiered on 13th October, 2017.
The process began this week with auditions for 11 Korean dancers in an incredible studio space at the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture. Watch this space for regular updates.
Alice Underwood and TJ Choe are capturing the process with pictures and videos. 2 short movies will be released in October.
This project forms part of a programme of activity supported by the Arts Councils of England and Korea to encourage an exchange of practice, ideas and skills between the two countries with the ambition of creating long term, collaborative relationships between artists and communities around the world.
A co-production by Seoul International Dance Festival.
Co-commissioned by Producer Group DOT and Crying Out Loud.