The 25th ASSITEJ Korea International Summer Festival

Category : Arts/Performances / Musical/Theatre
Period :   Jul 19, 2017 ~ Jul 30, 2017

 

"The most prestigious performing arts festival for young people in Korea to be held."

 

ASSITEJ Korea will host the 25th ASSITEJ Korea International Summer Festival from July 19-30. This year, there are 14 performances for children and young people from 11 countries including Mexico, France, Scotland, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, U.S.A and Canada. Each year ASSITEJ Korea selects a particular country and organizes programs to introduce its culture and to celebrate diplomatic relations with Korea. Mexico is this year’s focus, in celebration of the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Mexico and Korea, with four performances from Mexico, a country whose productions are rarely highlighted to such an extent in Korean festivals. Mexico, where the current secretariat of ASSITEJ International is located, is a country known especially for its strength of performance in puppetry. Audiences can expect to enjoy performances of highly artistic and technical standards from Mexico. The theme for this year is "Curiosity on the stage!" The performances strive to encourage young people to continuously question the world around them, to explore it, and expand their imaginations. The programs are designed to inspire the audiences to release their creativity. 

 

Along with the annual Summer Festival, the 2017 Korea-China-Japan Performing Arts Festival for Children will be hosted by the Korean side from July 29 to 30. One performance from each country will be presented. In addition, a roundtable meeting will be held for experts from Korea, China and Japan to discuss and share ideas to contribute to theatre for children and young people. People involved or interested in theatre are welcome to join the roundtable meeting.

 

The annual summer festival takes place in and around Daehangno, including the Main Hall and Small Hall of Daehakro Arts Theater, Jongno Children’s Theater, IEUM Center, and the Multipurpose Hall (B2) at Marronnier Park. Daehangno is also known as the theatre district in Hyehwa. 

 

Every year ASSITEJ Korea International Summer Festival is supported by the Arts Council Korea. The ASSITEJ Korea International Summer Festival has received a rating of A (Excellent) from the Arts Council Korea for three consecutive years from 2014 to 2016. ASSITEJ Korea also received a Presidential Citation in Theatre and Dance at the 46th Korean Culture and Arts Awards.

 

For more information, please visit: http://assitejkorea.org/english/festival.php​
To order tickets, please send an email to: international@assitejkorea.org

 

[PROGRAMME] 
Dziu the bird - Mexico for ages 7+
An object play in harmony with live music

Brins - Mexico for ages 5+
Dance theatre that shows your imagination can become anything

Post-Mortem - Mexico for ages 13+
A witty puppet show twisting life and death

Tubos - Mexico for all ages (free outdoor performance)
A dynamic street performance where discarded objects are reborn.

Vera and the Water -  Iceland for ages 3+
An interactive dance performance stimulating the five senses.

Inside Out - USA for ages 3-7
An interactive play where your bedroom turns into your playground

Guji Guji - New Zealand for ages 5+
A hearwarming shadow puppet show about growing up

Tel quel! - France for ages 7+
Dance theater that inspires you to be courageous

The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean - Scotland for ages 7+
A detective play full of mysterious clues to unravel

Ondin - Canada for ages 5+
A musical puppet show about a fantastic ocean journey

Sticky Maze - Australia for ages 7+
An interactive outdoor performance. Let's make and explore a giant maze

The Overcoat - Korea for ages 3+
A magical performance with projection inviting family audiences into a world of imagination

Three Monks - China for ages 3+
An amusing play about the importance of being together

Pararittose - Japan for ages 3+
An adorable play based on a Japanese folk tale

 

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ASSITEJ stands for the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People. It was established in 1965 to enrich the lives of children and young people. It unites individuals, professio >> Read more
ASSITEJ stands for the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People. It was established in 1965 to enrich the lives of children and young people. It unites individuals, professional theatres and theatre organizations in order to raise the artistic standards of theatre for children and young people.
ASSITEJ is the architect of an international network that links thousands of theatre and individuals across nearly 90 countries. From Korea, Japan, China to Zimbabwe, from Australia to France, from Russia to India, the Americas, the Middle East, ASSITEJ recognizes the right of all children to enrichment through the arts.
ASSITEJ has the objectives of promoting peace, equality, tolerance and education, of furthering the professional development of the field of theatre for children and young people and of recognizing the potential of children and their capacity to contribute in the future to the development of society. ASSITEJ Korea was founded in 1982 in order to develop Korean theatre for children and young people, to guide and cultivate educational theatre companies, and to promote international and cultural exchange of arts for children. >> Less more

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