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The Lowry welcomes ‘A Festival of Korean Dance 2024’ and the renowned Korean choreographer Ae-soon Ahn to Salford.

The renowned Korean choreographer Ae-soon Ahn will make her UK debut with her latest work entitled Cheok. Presented by the National Asian Culture Center Foundation, The Lowry is proud to bring this outstanding work to Salford from 3rd and 4th June as part of ‘A Festival of Korean Dance 2024’.

Cheok by Ae-Soon Ahn uses the Korean word, which is a traditional Asian standard of measurement meaning ‘span of the hand’, to explore personal and individual measurement. Six dancers perform in a rich and sensuous landscape of light, video, sound, and movement, to create new connections that rediscover traditional Asian values. Ae-Soon Ahn was formerly the Artistic Director of Korea’s premier company Korea National Contemporary Dance Company, and was the first Korean choreographer invited to choreograph at Chaillot National Theater in France and Liège Theater in Belgium.

Eckhard Thiemann , Programming Associate: Dance at The Lowry “This is the second year we are bringing the Festival of Korean Dance to The Lowry and we are proud to present one of Korea’s most senior choreographers Ae-soon Ahn in her signature work. Delicate, atmospheric and filled with shifting moods, Cheok brings you what makes Korean dance special: precision, exquisite design and a glimpse into a world where heritage and modernity are not contradictory.”

Christina Elliot, Head of Programming and Producing at The Place, said “We’re delighted to be collaborating with our friends at Korean Cultural Centre UK, Korea Arts Management Service, Asia Culture Center Foundation, Tramway, Dance City, Pavilion Dance South West and The Lowry, to present what is now a nationwide celebration of Korean dance. We’re pleased to be hosting revered choreographer Ae-Soon Ahn’s first performances in the UK, with her monumental work Cheok. Across the programme, audiences will discover visionary artists finding sublime ways to interpret modern life – we hope you’ll join us.”

Jaeyeon Park, Senior Producer at the Korean Cultural Centre UK, said “Making her UK debut will be Ae-Soon Ahn with Cheok – this profound piece offers a unique perspective on the Korean contemporary dance scene, adding another compelling dimension to the program.

Cheok is at The Lowry from Monday 3rd to Tuesday 4th June. For more information and tickets visit

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