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Seoul during the festival season

Post by hyunjae on Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:34 am

Just as the cool breezes of autumn come softly wafting in, festivals are coming to life and roaring all over Seoul. The Seoul Metropolitan Government owes all of this excitement to the “Hi Seoul Festival” running from the eve of the festival’s launch on Oct. 1 to Oct. 10.

The streets have become mobile stage venues, while the city has become a living drama. This year’s festival boasts about 70 performance groups, including 31 Korean troupes, with the remaining featured groups originating from 12 different countries such as France, Australia and Spain.

This year’s event, featuring about 200 performances, is as diverse in genre as one has come to expect from this festival. Performances range from those by street artists to freelance performers to amateurs and more.

Non-verbal performances from all over the globe have gathered in Seoul to delight festival goers. Come explore the Hi Seoul Festival and experience its humanity that reaches out to all from beyond the boundaries of language and race.
more information linked to http://english.seoul.go.kr/cav/ena/hiseoul.php?pidx=2

Sources, Hi Seoul, Soul of Asia

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