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KNCDC X National Dance Company Wales

The World of Dance that transcends genre and form, leading to relationship beyond the boundaries

Wales Connection, a new double bill production by Kim Boram and Anthony Matsena


Kim Boram, a choreographer who is characterized by his unlimited imagination as well as his unique and witty choreographic style and is in close communication with the audience.

Anthony Matsena, a choreographer who has worked with a range of mediums, including hip hop, theatre and dance, based on his experiences of a blend of African and European cultures.


The National Dance Company Wales (NDCWales) joins KNCDC for Wales Connection, a project designed to create a new work by the choreographers selected by the two countries. The Wales has established a distinct presence in the contemporary dance scene with their work showing their unique historical and cultural backgrounds and artistic potential.


Both having started their career as a street dancer, Kim Boram and Anthony Matsena are receiving attention as a choreographer in their own country. Anthony Matsena from Wales met Korean dancers in April this year through auditions and will work with 8 dancers in this new production. Kim Boram from the Ambiguous Dance Company will showcase a new work using his own style of movement with three dancers from the NDCWales.


Catachory

Choreography Kim Boram


"Catachory," a word meaning an "invisible light," implies the origin of all life. This work will be a "journey in search of catachory" for those who may not recognize the light, even though life originated from light.

All living things including humans are to return to dust. Thinking further, however, at the end of everything, they will ultimately exist as the light of the beginning. In Catachory, the choreographer asks questions: "How can we interpret the light?" "Why do we live and move?" This performance is an attempt to find the light within myself and that of all through understanding and exploration of the body and to feel "catachory" which all of us have, had and will have, thereby making ourselves shine.

Kim Boram

Kim Boram, a choreographer and artistic director at the Ambiguous Dance Company, presents a new perspective on contemporary dance, working with a variety of genres, such as contemporary dance, hip hop, street dance and ballet. Kim intends to choreograph works based on the unique interpretation of music, returning to the "sound before music" and the "body before dance." This new attempt makes it possible to connect to audiences more closely and deeply within the harmony of specific music and dance.

Tiger Is Coming that Kim choreographed in collaboration with the Korean band Leenalchi has attracted national and international attention, and in 2021, he appeared on the music video of the British rock band Coldplay for their song Higher Power. In this way, Kim is trying to communicate with the public more actively.

Canned Meat

Choreography Anthony Matsena


Canned Meat explores the ideas of a world on the brink of collapse, eight individuals find themselves bound together by a common desire to escape the suffocating grip of global capitalism, consumerism, and overworking.

Through a potent blend of theatre, dance, and music, Canned Meat questions the value we put on ourselves and the value the world puts on us. The work blisteringly unfolds, blurring the lines between past, present, and future as it delves deep into the intricacies of human existence and challenges of living with the modern ideas that define us.

What makes us unique as individuals? Are we all another piece of meat on a market shelf easily bought and restocked? Is this world of ours replaceable?”

Anthony Matsena

Anthony Matsena is a Zimbabwean-born and Welsh-raised choreographer, performer and director. His work has explored diverse themes of culture, race, change and belonging. Anthony co-founded Matsena Productions with his brother Kel in 2017 and has created works dealing with black stories while using their different skills in African dance, hip hop, contemporary, rap, theatre and poetry.

He became a Sadler’s Wells Young Associate in 2018 and has participated in making works for Sky Arts, Sadler’s Wells, BBC, National Dance Company Wales and Jasmin Vardimon 2, among others. Currently, Anthony serves as an associate artist at National Dance Company Wales and Messums Wiltshire and is on the board of the National Youth Dance Wales. He recently became a fellow at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.


Catachory

Choreographer Kim Boram

Assistant Choreographer Lee Hak

Dancer Samuel Gilovitz, Jill Goh, Pietro Mazzotta
Music Director · Composer Jang Younggyu


Canned Meat

Choreographer Anthnoy Matsena

Assistant Choreographer Harrison Claxton

Dancer Gong Jisoo, Bae Somi, Son Mugyeong, Shin Hyesoo, O Jeonghwan, Oh Hyeontaek, Yoo Dongin, Im Sojeong

Music Beth Lewis, Harvey Burke-Hamilton

Costume Design Jeong Hojin



Lighting Design Gong Yeonhwa
Production Stage Manager Jo Eunjin



* student discount: required to provide proof of identity and age when picking up tickets.

Payment of the difference in price at the spot when not submitted.

- 30% discount for SAC Patrons, SAC Gold


- 20% for SAC Blue, Green

- 40% discount for SACteens

- 40% discount for Noble members

Total seats 241

  • Available seats

    221 (General seats 217 | Disabled seats 4)

  • Restricted view seats

    20 (Partial view stage 20)

Jayu TheaterImplement experimental theater by boldly breaking down the walls of the stage and audience.

Experimental in form and in content, the Jayu Theater has no official divide between the audience and the stage. Instead, it is the producer’s decision to arrange up to 300 seats however way he or she pleases. Proscenium, arena, thrust and atypical forms in staging are all possible and the ability to adjust the lower stage makes it possible to create a dimensional look.

Seating Charts

By clicking the seats circled in red in the seating chart,

you can see an actual view of the stage from your chosen seat.

seat chart (floor 1,2,3) of the Jayu Theater1층정면석A블록2열2번 1층정면석A블록2열10번 1층정면석A블록5열2번 1층정면석A블록9열2번 1층정면석A블록9열10번 1층정면석B블록2열8번 1층정면석B블록5열1번 1층정면석B블록5열8번 1층정면석B블록9열2번 1층정면석B블록9열8번 2층측면석5번 2층측면석13번 2층정면석15번 왼쪽 바로옆 2층정면석23번 오른쪽 바로옆 2층정면석24번 왼쪽 바로옆 2층정면석31번 오른쪽 바로옆 2층측면석33번 2층측면석41번 3층48번 3층53번 3층56번 3층65번 3층68번 3층73번
  • 1F(Front seat) 166 seats

    • General seats162
    • Disabled seats 4
  • 2F(Front/Side seat) 45 seats

    • General seats37
    • Restricted view seats 8
  • 3F 30 seats

    • General seats 18
    • Partial view stage12
Note for Ticket Purchases, Refunds and Exchanges

All performances, except for children-specific ones, are suitable for elementary school students and older. If proof of age cannot be provided, entry will not be permitted regardless of ticket possession or accompaniment by a guardian. (Excluding performances aimed at children.)

The maximum number of tickets allowed to be purchased per online order (pc, mobile) is 10. If you would like to purchase more than 10 tickets for a group, please call the Service Plaza (1668-1352)

Lost tickets are non-refundable or non-exchangeable as tickets are value instrument papers

We are not responsible for the tickets by individual transactions other than purchase through specified ticketing system or Service Plaza

Cancellation Fees
Cancellation Fees
Classification Cancellation fee Note
10 days before the event No charge  
9 days to 1 day before the event 10% of paid amount In case of tickets purchased up to 3 days before the performance, there will be no cancellation fee if cancelled on the day of the purchase
(call: ~20:00 /
visit Service Plaza: ~20:00(Tue~Sun), ~18:00(Mon) /
homepage or mobile: ~23:59)
On the day of the event Seoul Arts Center’s planned event 90% of paid amount 2 hours before the event starts
(Non refundable at Box Office)
Rental event Non refundable 1 day before the event

※ Cancellation Fees for Exhibition Tickets:
- Tickets with Time Slots: Cancellation fees apply according to the same standards as for rental performances at the Seoul Arts Center
- General Exhibition Tickets: There is no cancellation fee until 7 days after ticket purchase, and a 10% cancellation fee is charged from the 8th day onwards.
Payment methods
  • Credit card (or check card)

    Payable up to the event day

    • * Homepage(PC/Mobile)
    • * Box Office
    • * Service Plaza (Information & Tickets)
  • Virtual account

    Payable up to 5 days before the event day

    • * Homepage(PC/Mobile)

Refund by payment methods ※ A refund is only possible with the same payment method as used in booking

  • Credit card (or check card)

    Approval cancellation by credit card company

    • * Within 4 to 5 days from the requested date
    • * Under the rules of refund by relevant credit card company
    • * Cancellation fee will be charged to customer’s credit card
  • Virtual account

    Refund to the account in the name which the reservation is made in

    • * Within 2 working days from the requested date
    • * Refund after deducting cancellation fee
Ticket Cancellation Information
  • Booking online

    To cancel a reservation, a customer can check the reservation details in My Page on the website or through Service Plaza (1668-1352)

  • Phone booking

    To cancel a reservation, a customer can check the reservation details in My Page on the website or through Service Plaza (1668-1352).

  • If a customer received booked tickets through visiting Service Plaza or mail delivery.

    A customer must return tickets to Service Plaza until one (1) day before event day to get a refund. (Service Plaza Operating Times : Mon 09:00~18:00 / Tue~Sun- 09:00~20:00)

  • ※ Partial Cancellation

    • Partial Cancellation is allowed EXCEPT FOR the tickets paid by gift card, and special offer like ‘buy one get one free’ ticket. For more information and inquiry, please call Service Plaza (1668-1352)
How to receive a ticket
  • Box Office
    • * Ticket pickup at venue on the event day
    • * It operates one and a half hours prior to the start of a performance through its intermission
    • * Without a break, it operates until 30 minutes after the start of the performance
  • Service Plaza
    • * Located in the Vitamin Station
    • * Operating Times : Mon 09:00~18:00/Tue-Sun 09:00~20:00 (All the year around)
    • * Inquiry: 1668-1352
    • * Not for tickets booked through other ticket agency’s sales channel
  • Ticket Delivery
    • * Mail delivery request: available only for a ticket booked no later than 2 weeks (14 days) before event day
    • * Delivery charge: prepayment KRW 3,200 per delivery
    • * Time it takes a ticket to arrive: within 5 working days from mail delivery request
  • Note for receiving a ticket
    • Customers who have benefited from discounts (e.g. discount coupons and membership discounts, special discounts for the disabled, national merits, SAC Teens, noble members, students, seniors and last-minute tickets) must be able to present proof of eligibility when collecting discounted tickets. If a customer fails to present such certification, he or she must pay for the full ticket price to enter the venue.
    • The Box Office is very crowded when an event is about to begin. We strongly recommend collecting your ticket at least 30 minutes before the performance starts.

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