Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram Ltd © Luke Jerram
VR Playground by The Thrill Laboratory © Jo Longhurst
Bingo Lingo b Wild N Beets © Wild N Beets
Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge by DeRoovers (BE) © Stef Stessel
Massager by CCOT
Da Native by /Far From The Norm © Camilla Greenwell
SEED by Pif Paf Theatre © Pif Paf
FierS à Cheval by Compagnie des Quidams © Marc Van Canneyt
Metamorphosis by People in Backpack

A Focus on South Korea


GDIF and XTRAX are proud to be presenting A Focus on South Korea as part of the UK/Korea 2017-18 ‘Creative Futures’  initiative, which will include a special Spotlight event and three Korean productions at a new festival venue at the top of Greenwich Park Hill.


Friday 23 June – 15:00 – 16:30

Seminar Overview: A Spotlight on South Korea: An introduction to the performing arts market in South Korea, featuring an overview of key events and festivals as well as pitches from Korean companies.

Friday 23 June at the King William Lecture Theatre, the University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, 30 Park Row, London, SE10 9LS – 15:00 – 16:30

Please note that sign-in for this event begins at 14:30.

Topics and presenters are;

  • An overview of Korea-UK Street Arts Projects by Kyu Choi, British Council – UK/Korea 2017-18 Creative Futures Artistic Director
  • Introduction of Korea Street Arts Association and its partners by Jong Yeon Yoon, Korea Street Art Association representative & Ansan Street Arts Festival Artistic Director
  • Introduction to the Seoul Street Arts Festival by Jong-Seok Kim, Seoul Street Arts Festival Artistic  Director
  • Introduction of Ansan Street Arts Festival by Jong Yeon Yoon, Korea Street Arts Association representative & Ansan Street Arts Festival Artistic Director
  • Introduction of Seoul Street Arts Creation Center by Donghee Cho, Seoul Street Arts Creation Center Director
  • Introduction to the Korean companies at GDIF by Jin Yim, Korea Street Arts Association producer
  • Pitches about upcoming Korean outdoor arts shows from: Creative Group NONI, Momggol, and  Stalker Theatre (AU) and the Seoul Street Arts Festival
  • Q&A sessions with the Korean delegation

This will be followed by tea, coffee and networking time.

 (Topics and presenters are subject to change)

Venue location and nearest transport links (click to enlarge)


From Friday 23 – Sunday 25

Companies performing during the showcase weekend:

The Border of the Water: The Song of the Wind - Creative Group SUM BI
An entrancing dance duet performed within a column of water and set against a night-time backdrop of Maritime Greenwich, the Thames and Canary Wharf beyond. Creative Group SUM BI, based in Seoul, produce experimental work on roofs, in corridors and on the street, inviting audiences into their fascinating, synesthetic experiences.

Massager - CCOT
The audience is co-creator in CCOT’s ritualistic Massager where community participants will be trained to give paper massages to others, creating ‘Paper Humans’ whose susceptibility to wind, water and fire remind us of the fragility of life.
CCOT is a troupe of performers, painters and musicians led by Director Cheolsung Lee and based in Gyeonggi-do.

Metamorphosis - People In Backpack
This puppetry performance, inspired by Kafka’s great work, promises to delight and surprise Festival audiences within the grounds of the Royal Observatory. People in Backpack, based in Gyeonggi-do, create performances based on social and personal experiences.


This programme and performances, which are part of the UK/Korea 2017-18 ‘Creative Futures’ season, has been supported by the British Council, the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism, Republic of Korea, Korea Arts Management Service, Centre Stage Korea and the Korean Cultural Centre UK and XTRAX. It has been supported by Korea Street Arts Association. 

This event is part of the UK/Korea 2017–18 official programmes
UK/Korea 2017–18 presents a series of events and activities that place particular emphasis on emerging artists and reaching new audiences. We have chosen five themes which we feel are vital to a dynamic creative economy. These are City-to-City, Transformation and Innovation through Digital Technology, Diversity and Inclusion, Creative Entrepreneurship and Creative Learning. Throughout the year we will be sharing the UK’s innovation and excellence. We will also be developing creative practices by fostering new approaches and pushing boundaries through artistic collaborations between artists and arts organisations from both countries.

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