BLOCK will make one of it’s most exciting premieres yet, when it takes to the streets of South Korea’s capital Seoul. BLOCK will be performed on Gwanghwamun Square on the 5th and 6th of October 2018 as part of Seoul Street Art Festival, the largest and most vibrant festival of its kind in Korea.
The innovative coproduction between NoFit State Circus and Motionhouse, directed by Kevin Finnan with Paul Evans as circus director, explores what happens when dance and circus collide as the performers manipulate twenty oversized jenga blocks. These are deconstructed and reformed into an infinite variety of shapes that they play on, move with and explore.
Now in its third year of touring, this latest premier sees BLOCK break a brand new international market. This comes after an already ambitious year of touring for the production, which started back in April with its Australian premiere at the Commonwealth Games. This year has also seen the show performed in Germany, Belgium, Austria, Hungary, France, Spain and the UK.
There are still a few chances to catch BLOCK in the UK before it heads off to South Korea. Dates listed below.
BLOCK 2018 Tour Dates
Festival of Imagineers, Coventry Cathedral
19 Sep 2018
Lancashire Encounter Festival, Winckley Square Gardens, Preston
21 Sep - 22 Sep 2018
Derby Feste, Derby
29 Sep 2018
Lincoln Performing Arts Center, Corn Hill
30 Sep 2018
Seoul Street Art Festival, Gwanghwamun Square
5 – 6 Oct 2018
Andrew Davies, Onyemachi Ejimofor, Rosie Macari, Joel Pradas Reguill, Giorgia Setaro, Lee Tinnion, Laksmi Arco Valnei
Without Walls, Stockton International Riverside Festival, Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Out There International Festival of Circus & Street Arts. Co-production Archaos, Pôle National des Arts du Cirque Méditerranée and Le Citron Jaune, Centre National des Arts de la Rue.
The Arts Council of Wales, Arts Council England, Welsh Government, Without Walls Street Arts Consortium