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President Park enjoys drama party with French fans

President Park Geun-hye, currently on an official visit to France, began her itinerary on November 3 when she participated in a Korean drama party hosted by the local hallyu fan club Bonjour Corée, or “Hello Korea.”

The drama party was held at the Pierre Cardin cultural center in downtown Paris, near the Champs-Élysées. The event showcased K-pop song and dance routines, including performances by participants in the recent K-Pop World Festival held in October. There were drama viewings, including episodes from the series “You Are Beautiful,” “The Moon Embracing The Sun,” and “Gagsital.” Those three series had been chosen as favorites by Bonjour Corée members. Finally, there was a singing of drama theme songs and a Korean drama quiz show.

President Park Geun-hye shows up at the Korean drama party on November 3 during her state visit to France. (photo: Cheong Wa Dae)

President Park Geun-hye shows up at the Korean drama party on November 3 during her state visit to France. (photo: Jeon Han)


The fans, who had earlier booked their seats through Bonjour Corée’s homepage or Facebook profile, began flocking to the venue before the opening curtain, filling up all 670 seats some 30 minutes before the party started.

During the show, President Park chatted with six representatives from Bonjour Corée and sat in the auditorium to enjoy the K-pop performances unveiled by Deborah Civera and Supreme Crew, the winner and runner-up at the regional level competition of the K-Pop World Festival.

Bonjour Corée, the host of the party, was formed by local French fans of Korean pop culture. The group aims to introduce various genres of Korean culture into the broader mainstream of French media.

By Wi Tack-whan, Lee Seung-ah
Korea.net Staff Writers
whan23@korea.kr

Members of Bonjour Corée flock to the party venue before the opening curtain. (photos: Cheong Wa Dae)

Members of Bonjour Corée flock to the party venue before the opening curtain. (photos: Jeon Han)


President Park spends time with French fans at the Korean drama party on November 3. (photos: Cheong Wa Dae)

President Park spends time with French fans at the Korean drama party on November 3. (photos: Jeon Han)

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