(If-Topia derived from U-Topia, "if" the world was a UTOPIA...)
Paradigm Shifts: Music & Film Festival in Seoul, Korea
Organized by In sook Kim, Author-Professor Hyun Kyung Chung, and Nancy Rhodes
Encompass New Opera Theatre’s 4th Annual Paradigm Shifts: Music & Film Festival took place in collaboration with Iftopia, a Korean feminist art collective, at the Academy of Dialogue Culture (Pyung Chang Dong) in Seoul, Korea.
Iftopia (If + Utopia) is a Korean feminist artists collective working on women’s festivals, performances, and political activism for the last 15 years. Iftopia has organized Korean women’s festivals, Holotropic Breath Work, Sufi meditation, Salimist festivals, Korean Ecofeminism, and more.
Marie Jung, singer of traditional Korean vocal music and poetry, pursues new possibilities of traditional music in various genres such as drama, film music, dance and art; and screening of the film, Paradise With Side Effects.