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Friday, October 3

Hyo Jin Kim/Hyung Su Kim: Madame Freedom

REDCAT

631 W. 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

12:30pm

“Intriguing and visually seductive.” – The Times (London)

U.S. Premiere

The Seoul-based video and performance collaborators who awed audiences at the 2013 Edinburgh International Festival, now present the U.S. premiere of their immersive Madame Freedom at REDCAT. A stirring fusion of live interactive dance and a sumptuous media installation that incorporates black-and-white footage from a famous 1956 Korean melodrama Jayu buin (Madame Freedom), this stage collaboration looks to the historical struggle of Korean women to break free of the social, economic and political constraints of yesteryear as it considers the uneasy contemporary legacy of hard-won changes nearly 60 years later. Today’s Madame Freedom is a rumination on identity, myth, and the tension between dreams and the burdens of the past. Choreographed by Hyo Jin Kim, who co-directs the production with Hyung Su Kim.

 

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Saturday, October 4

23rd Annual Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture

Grand Park LA

200 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012

7:00am

(OCT. 4-5) The 23rd Annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC) is an Angeleno tradition celebrating diversity throuågh vivid artistry and cultural expression. It’s about you, me, family, tribes, being together, growing together through 23 years and beyond. FPAC is a vibrant gathering of generations and cultures – colors interweaving to form the Filipino American community tapestry.

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