CHUNCHEON, Aug. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Various summer festivities held in the Gangwon and Chuncheon regions are making a quick transition into online or dispersed platforms as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on.
Organizers of the Chuncheon Puppet Festival, which was originally scheduled for six days starting on Sept. 4, decided to extend the duration to 16 days and hold the event in dispersed locations to avoid coronavirus infection complications.
The puppet festival will host various ‘preliminary’ festivities for 10 days this month at eight different locations. Primary festivities will be held for six days from September 4 to 9.
The preparatory committee has decided to suspend various interaction programs while implementing a reservation system to control the number of visitors and minimize the risk of coronavirus infection.
The Chuncheon Art Festival plans to run ‘home delivery’ performances from Aug. 14-23. The festival, celebrating its 19th anniversary, started with voluntary contributions from producers, performers, and technical staff.
Ten Spoon, hosting the event, has recently completed recording various performances and is going through a series of editing processes to showcase them online.
The Chuncheon Art Festival plans to hold 10 dance performances, eight music concerts, and one pantomime performance this year.
The Chuncheon International Mime Festival has decided to cancel all performances for the first time in 32 years. Instead, performers will visit local bazaars and various locations throughout the city to hold performances and accomplish a new goal of creating 100 scenes.
“Festivals are going beyond traditional forms of festivities to create brand new alternatives,” said Ko Kyeong-woo, an executive at the Free Time and Culture Contents Development Institute. “This trend is expected to continue as a new alternative in this pandemic era.”
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