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Busan International Film Festival opens with ‘Vara’
Sep 05, 2013
The program for the 18th Busan International Film Festival was unveiled recently. The ten-day festival will open with Vara: A Blessing by Bhutanese director Khyentse Norbu and close with Korean director Kim Dong-hyun’s The Dinner. The opening film Vara: A Blessing by directo...


Feast of letters: Seoul International Typography Bienna...
Sep 05, 2013
Artistic merits of alphabets, fonts, and calligraphies used all over the world, including Korea’s unique Hangeul, are highlighted at Culture Station Seoul 284 (former Seoul Station) for Typojanchi 2013: Seoul International Typography Biennale. The biennial event began its 2013 ed...


Korean Air Force band sweeps Moscow with ‘Gangnam Style...
Sep 04, 2013
The Korean Air Force Band taking part in a military band festival in Moscow caught the attention of Russian media outlets by marching to the tunes of “Gangnam Style” and “Arirang” in Red Square. The Korean Air Force Band marches in the International Military Music Festival i...

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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...