Seoul Performing Arts Festival to be held in October
A total of 27 foreign and local theatrical works, dances and multi-genre works will be performed during the 12th Seoul Performing Arts Festival to be held at Arko Theater and other venues along Seoul's Daehangno Street from Oct. 5-27.
Among the 12 foreign invitational works are "Apollonia," by Poland's Nowy Theatre, and "Soapera" by France's top contemporary dancer-choreographer Mathilde Monnier.
Apollonia is a play featuring the history of the Nazis through an ancient Greek tragedy. Krysztof Warlikowski directed the lengthy play with a running time of three hours and 45 minutes, which premiered at Festival d'Avignon in 2009.
Soapera is a dance and installation work collaboration between French choreographer Monnier and painter Dominique Figarella, who transform the stage into a big canvas. Dancers fill up the chasms of the canvas with movement.
Domestic works will include "Homework18" by JK Project, "Raw material" by Im Ji-ae, "Access I" by Um, "Mars" by Roh Kyung-ae, "Intimate Immensity" by Som Movement and "Nothing for 60 minutes" by Baek Howool and Mathias Erian.
The Seoul Performing Arts Festival is organized by Hanguk Performing Arts Center (HanPAC). The annual festival is considered one of the leading performing arts festivals in the country, and aims to become the hub of performing arts in Asia by featuring outstanding works from both local and international artists in all genres including theater, dance, musicals, and multi-genre art. For more information, visit the festival's Web site at www.spaf.or.kr. (Yonhap)