The invitation followed a visit by Mike Finch, former Artistic Director, early last year to Korea to give a presentation on contemporary circus, which is relatively new in Korea, and which led to ongoing conversations with the SSACC.
On a reclaimed industrial estate, SSACC offers a venue to create artworks for the streets, foster artists to be active on the streets, and discuss street culture. Opened last year, works created there will be catalysts for street art around the country, including Seoul.
For Circus Oz, this program was delivered, on its behalf, by Sue Broadway, a company member and highly experienced performer and director of circus and physical theatre. Across the two weeks she worked with 12 students from a range of arts backgrounds. They included martial artists, theatre performers and dancers, with masterclasses mainly focused on aerial training.
If you’d like to see more, there is a YouTube clip here: Seoul Circus