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London festival showcases traditional, modern music
Sep 09, 2015
SUM, a traditional Korean musical ensemble, presents the opening performance at the second K-Music Festival at South Bank in London on Sept. 1. The sound of traditional Korean music filled an auditorium in downtown London. The traditional Korean music ensemble SUM performed a r...


Asia-wide cultural center opens to public
Sep 08, 2015
Walking down an alleyway next to the former provincial government offices of Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla Province) along Geumnam-ro Street in Gwangju leads visitors to an underground city. A broad plaza is surrounded by a glass and steel building. The historic venue of the May 18 ...


Korean ballet: Dancers become choreographers
Sep 04, 2015
What if ballet dancers were to change their roles, from dancing to choreography? The Korea National Ballet is now presenting the KNB Movement Series I, featuring dancers who not only perform on stage but who also choreograph their own performances. This is a first for the n...


Film industry faces paradigm shift
Sep 03, 2015
Experts in the film and visual media business from Korea, China and the U.S. came together in Seoul to evaluate the current state of the industry in their respective countries. They also discussed the proper direction the industry should take in the future, and ways to cooperate ...


Korean media art exhibit opens in Marseille
Sep 02, 2015
An exhibition of Korean media art is underway in Marseille, France's southern port city. The Future Is Now, a media art exhibit from Seoul's National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), opened at La Friche Belle de Mai, a cultural complex in Marseille, on Aug. 2...


Pop concert to enamor fans from around the world
Sep 02, 2015
A special concert to be held this weekend is revving up to wow pop fans from around the world. At 7 p.m. on Sept. 4, the Olympic Stadium in Jamsil, southern Seoul, will host the Grand K-Pop Festival. The concert will feature a pop star-studded lineup, including Girls’ Gen...


Beauty of Goryeo celadon to unfold in Japan
Sep 01, 2015
Some 217 pieces of Goryeo celadon that were found underwater along Korean shores will soon be on display in Osaka. The "Newly Discovered Goryeo Celadon and the Achievements of Underwater Archaeology in Korea" exhibition will take place at the Museum of Oriental Ceramics i...


Korean media, entertainers captivate Shanghai
Sep 01, 2015
Fans swarmed the Shanghai International Exhibition Center (Intex Shanghai) on the afternoon of Aug. 27 to get a glimpse of the boy band Infinite and of TV personality Lee Kwang-soo. The fans yelled out their cheers when Infinite appeared on stage. As the pop group sang "Love Lett...


Korean books grab attention in Beijing
Aug 31, 2015
Korean books garnered many readers' attention in Beijing. Some 1,500 Korean books were introduced at the 22nd Beijing International Book Fair held from Aug. 26 to 30. Among them were "The Thorn Mountain" and "Dust Kid," which won a Bologna Ragazzi Award at the Bologna Chi...


Kid-focused library helps children dream
Aug 27, 2015
Young children in a library read books with their family members while crawling or rolling over the floor warmed by an ondol under-floor heating system. Some people are reading books under the shade of the trees in the garden. Others are taking part in interesting cultural...