(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.
(Photo, L to R) 서유정 Yong-jung Seo (Shaman), Master 김금화 Keum-Hwa Kim (Master Shaman), Korea’s renowned charismatic national Shaman and lineage carrier of Korea’s important intangible cultural assets, and 이경자 Kyungja Lee (Novelist)