Join us online on Fri 9 Jul from 6.30pm (BST) to watch the premiere of six dance films featuring talented young dancers from youth companies and secondary schools showcasing K-Pop choreography, accompanied by K-Pop girl band sensation LUNARSOLAR's hit song OH YA YA YA!.
After the premieres, the films will be available to watch online until Mon 12 Jul.
Please scroll down this page for more information about the youth groups involved.Age recommendation: All ages
This event is presented in partnership with the Korean Cultural Centre.
K-Pop Together! Dance Film Project Screenings will be available to watch online from Fri 9 Jul, 6.30pm (BST) - Mon 12 Jul, 10pm (BST).
When you have booked for the event you will be sent an E-Ticket to your registered email address (please check your spam folder), which will contain the webpage link to access the films online as many times as you like until Mon 9 Jul.
Please note: If you do not receive an E-Ticket please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Acland Burghley School, Camden
The group have met twice weekly during their free time to participate in this project. There are some students in the project who are heavily involved in the dance world, training in ballet, hip hop, contemporary, musical theatre, gymnastics and Waacking as well as having opportunities to work with companies such as Step into Dance, Boy Blue, British Youth Musical Theatre. Other students involved in the project are completely new to dance, and this is their first dance experience.
AkomaAsa Performing Arts Academy
The group is made up of students age 10 - 16 years. AkomaAsa Arts meets once a week, every Saturday. We are based in South London, Stockwell. Our young performers enjoy West African dance, Musical Theatre, Jazz, Hip-Hop and creative. We are very excited to be part of The Place K-Pop Together film project. It is great and really exciting having started classes online via zoom, then to work face to face to complete the project in person. We can't wait to see all the work from the other companies taking part in this K-Pop project.
Arunima Kumar Dance Company
Arunima Kumar Dance company is Britain's largest Kuchipudi dance institution that is leader in delivering innovative, inclusive inter- generational South Asian dance and well- being initiatives. It has performed in over 60 countries with over 2000 performances ,50+ choreographic commissions, 20 workshops with over 150 students across UK, India, Poland, Brazil and Italy with performances at historic venues like Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Olympic torch parade, Sadler's Wells, Southbank Centre, Cadogan Hall and The Place. It is recognised with several awards including the Ustad Bismillah Khan Puraskaar (President of India )2010, FICCI FLO award 2017, Global Icon award 2018, Stardust award for Arts 2019, Ustad awardee for Kuchipudi, Global Indian Icon award, Stardust Award for Arts, She Inspires award at House of Lords , Mercedes Award, Asian woman of achievement.
BalletBoyz Youth Company
BalletBoyz Youth Company is an exciting opportunity for young dancers aged between 12-18 years to train with BalletBoyz dancers and Youth Director, James Aiden Kay, in an inspiring company environment. The company offers a supportive, exciting and safe place to learn, allowing dancers to explore the BalletBoyz approach to movement. The company trains for two hours weekly in Contemporary dance at the BalletBoyz studios in Kingston. The company particularly enjoys highly physical movement and exploring their creativity. We are very excited to be part of The Place’s K-Pop Together film project and to work with a professional filmmaker. We are enjoying the process and challenge of blending this new style with our company identity and are very much looking forward to seeing the dance video!
Momentum Dance, CAPA College
Established in 1998, Momentum Dance is the multi award-winning, in-house Performing and Creative Arts Company of CAPA College. Based in Wakefield, Momentum Dance showcases the extraordinary abilities of gifted and talented young dancers from across the North of England.
Preston Manor School, Harrow
All the students are in year 8 and some of them met for the first time doing this project. Choreography has been created by teacher, Raz Robinson and main dancer, Dhruvi. Students and Raz, have recorded the dance using iPhones. Although they have very little dance experience, these girls love K-Pop and would love to do more, as well as other dance projects. This is their first dance project together, and their first performance for a while due to COVID. They are so excited about it.
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Times: 6.30pm - 7.45pm (BST)
Venue: at The Place