A programme by Performing Arts Fund NL to promote Dutch music, theatre and dance abroad.
05 Sep. → 13 Sep. '15Gwangju & Seoul, South Korea

South Korea 2015



Dutch Performing Arts is going abroad to represent the Netherlands and to do some research. This time the destination is South Korea.
South Korea is an emerging economic power, but there's also a lot going on in relation to the arts. The Asian Arts Theatre, part of the Asian Arts Cultural Centre, located in Gwangju, will be opened in September. The venue has two stages, one with 500 seats and one with 1200 seats. The Asian Arts Theatre will open with a festival.

Artistic director Seonghee Kim and dramaturg Max-Philip Aschenbrenner visited the Netherlands past November. Seonghee Kim invited us to come to South Korea with a delegation of programmers and young creators to visit the opening festival. The goal is to broaden one’s outlook, to get inspired, and to explore the possibilities of working together.

Dutch Performing Arts has accepted the invitation of Seonghee Kim and will travel with a group of six programmers (Violien Vocks (Parkstad Limburg), Corné Ran (Zuiderstrand Theater), René van der Pluijm (Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam), Ivette van Ooijen (Stadsschouwburg Utrecht), Rainer Hofmann (Spring Festival Utrecht) en Annemieke Keurentjes (Holland Festival)) and six creators (Giulio D'Anna, Ryan Djojokarso, Katja Heitmann, Christina Flick (Schwalbe), Nick Steur en Gert-Jan Stam (TAAT)) to South Korea in September. Next to Gwangju, we will also visit Seoul. Prior to the festival there's an atelier for young festival managers organised by the European Festivals Association in Gwangju. And during our visit to South Korea there's also an IETM Asia Satellite Meeting in Gwangju and a Caravan Meeting in Seoul during which we will experience the local world of cutting edge performing arts.

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This trip is made possible by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Dutch Performing Arts and Get Lost.

For more information, please contact Anja Krans (a.krans@dutchperformingarts.nl).