Korean Cultural Events
July 2023

Landscape of the Mind: Works by Lim Hyunjeong and Jung Seok Hee
July 21 – September 8, 2023

Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.
No reservations required

Join us for Landscape of the Mind, a new duo exhibition showcasing paintings and video works derived from paintings by contemporary Korean artists Lim Hyunjeong and Jung Seok Hee.

More than 20 featured works in total portray the artists’ personal and observed stories as visual narratives that unfold like maps of mental geography. While the stories derive from the inner mind of each artist, they also reflect universal human challenges and truths. Visitors will encounter a mirror into their own lived experiences and an undercurrent of social issues while exploring the mental paths these two artists have carved out with their works.

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K-Pop Academy
July 24 - August 12

K-Pop Academy DC is back for its eighth year! This unique three-week training and cultural exploration program presented by the Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. (KCCDC) allows Korean pop culture fans to experience the excitement of the Hallyu phenomenon firsthand. Review of applications is currently underway and the list of selected participants will be announced on July 7 on the KCCDC website.

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Befriend Korea Program

Youth, student, and adult groups are invited to embark on a virtual visit to Korea in this free experience program introducing culture, history, and much more. A live presentation and discussion with KCCDC staff is followed by a tour of current exhibitions and cultural spaces, plus age appropriate activities. Learn the fundamentals of Korea today and a crash course in pop culture and public diplomacy trends. Free to sign up.

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One Dance by Seoul Metropolitan Dance Theatre
July 20 - 22, 2023

One Dance (Il-mu) has been described as “a wonderful blend of traditional and contemporary dance that reflects the times we live in.” A classic yet contemporary reinterpretation of ceremonial Korean traditional dance, it features a large formation and picturesque stage that creates a sense of grandeur, harmony, and balance. This compelling mise-en-scène captures the essence of K-Arts in a feast for the eyes and the soul. Tickets required (20% discount code: KCCNYOD)

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Harmony Across Borders: A Performance and Lecture by Hyung-Joon Won
July 24, 1:30-3:00 PM

DACOR Bacon House (Washington, D.C.)

Join an inspiring afternoon with renowned South Korean violinist and activist Hyung-Joon Won, including a short solo performance followed by a talk about musical expression by North Koreans and Mr. Won's experience organizing a joint inter-Korean concert in 2019, plus Q&A. RSVP to committee@hrnk.org.


American Ballet Theatre presents Giselle
July 27-28, 8:30 PM daily

Wolf Trap's Filene Center

An exciting new generation of American Ballet Theatre stars come to Wolf Trap for one of the world’s most cherished ballets. Giselle presents a perfect fusion of music, movement, and drama, featuring Korean ballerina Hee Seo on July 27! Tickets required. Details here. Above: Hee Seo in Giselle, photo by Gene Schiavone.

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