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Korean ballet troupe recreates ‘Don Quixote’
Sep 04, 2013
The world’s beloved novel Don Quixote was brought back to life through every move and expression of Korean ballet performers for four days. From August 28 to 31, the Seoul Arts Center exuded the unique passion of Spain when the Korean National Ballet presented a ballet version of...


Enjoy popular performances for half price at KoInMo Fes...
Sep 03, 2013
Nanta, Miso, Sachoom, Hwarang martial art performers… A special festival offers a chance for fans to enjoy these performances at a cheaper price.Run by the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), KoInMo (Korea In Motion) Festival kicked off its month-long schedule after an opening cere...


ECM Music Festival combines jazz, classical music
Sep 03, 2013
Top classical musicians including conductor Chung Myung-whun (60), pianist Andras Schiff (60), oboist Heinz Holliger (74) as well as jazz vocalist Shin Yeah-won (31) will perform together for the ECM Music Festival organized by ECM (Edition of Contemporary Music), a German record...


Istanbul, Gyeongju begin exploration of Silk Road
Sep 03, 2013
On the evening of August 31, Ayasofya Square in Istanbul, Turkey, opened to a big cultural show with great fanfare. Some 7,000 citizens and visitors, waiting for the show a few hours ahead of the opening, let out a cheer watching the welcoming ceremony through a gigantic screen. ...


Lose yourself in reading at Small Library
Aug 30, 2013
With summer out and autumn in, the best season for reading is coming in Korea.Small Libraries scattered throughout every corner of the nation are welcoming readers with plenty of books that will help nourish them spiritually. Children gather and read together in the Dorandor...


How to make traditional Korean liquor
Aug 30, 2013
Two kinds of traditional Korean liquor from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) have recently been revived.Under the project “Bring Back Joseon-Era Traditional Alcohol,” the Rural Development Administration (RDA) brought back to life two kinds of traditional Korean alcohol: jaju (liqu...


Opera concert by Korean sopranos well received in Austr...
Aug 28, 2013
The Voice di Corea concert at Sydney Opera House recently was well received by Australians, who filled all 2,200 seats and reacted with great cheers to the beautiful harmony of the Prima Donnas Ensemble. The Prima Donnas Ensemble performs at the Sydney Opera House (photo cou...


Spanish daily El Pais says Gangnam has more visitors
Aug 27, 2013
Spanish daily newspaper El Pais recently released a three-page special feature on Gangnam District in southern Seoul under the title “El barrio con mas visitas,” meaning “the neighborhood with more visitors.” Iker Seisdedos, a fan of K-pop and Korean films, wrote the article afte...


War moments captured through Robert Capa’s camera
Aug 26, 2013
Both arms wide, a Spanish soldier holding a gun in his right hand collapses after being shot. This is The Falling Soldier captured by Robert Capa (1913-1954), the very photo which shot him to fame as the world’s greatest war photographer. The Falling Soldier depicting a sold...


Chinese bloggers, journalists promote friendship with K...
Aug 26, 2013
A group of influential journalists and bloggers from China visited Korea recently for six days. Arriving in Korea on August 18 to gain a better understanding of Korea, the group of 15 includes key figures such as scientific writer Fang Zhouzi who is followed by around 1.7 million...