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S. Koreans’ Rate of Attendance at Cultural, Arts Events Tops 80 pct for First Time: Poll

S. Koreans’ Rate of Attendance at Cultural, Arts Events Tops 80 pct for First Time: Poll

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans’ attendance at performing cultural and arts events has been steadily rising in recent years due to higher incomes and interest in cultural life, a government survey said Monday. The survey, organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Culture and Tourism Institute, showed [...]

Gwangju Hosts Localized Version of “The Fringe”

Gwangju Hosts Localized Version of “The Fringe”

GWANGJU, South Korea, May 30 (Korea Bizwire) – The city of Gwangju and the Asia Culture Center is co-hosting the 2017 ACC Gwangju Fringe International from June 2 to 4, featuring 16 domestic and international troupes, spanning the city’s venues and public spaces including the ACC, May 18 Democracy Square, and Geumnam-ro Street.  The festival, [...]

‘Every Show’s a First Today!’: Experimental Musical Lets Audience Decide Performers and Songs On The Spot

‘Every Show’s a First Today!’: Experimental Musical Lets Audience Decide Performers and Songs On The Spot

SEOUL, March 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The new South Korean musical “Every Show’s A First Today!” is about to completely change the dynamics between musical theatre actors and the audience. The self-explanatory show will see the performers improvise depending on what the audience wants to see when it kicks off in mid-April. Every show over the [...]

Hyundai Motor to Kick off 10-year CSR Program for Artists

Hyundai Motor to Kick off 10-year CSR Program for Artists

SEOUL, Korea, Nov 08 (Korea Bizwire) – Hyundai Motor, in cooperation with the National Museum of Contemporary Art, is set to begin a corporate social responsibility program to support Korean artists and globally promote their artworks. The auto maker said on November 7 that it would give to the national museum a total of 12 billion won [...]