▲ (Clock-wise from the top left) Else’s StoryㆍUrashimaㆍWe are FriendsㆍWindow Paper •Photo Credit: ASSITEJ Korea
The 21st ASSITEJ* Korea International Summer Festival is to be held at Sejong Center, in Jongno-gu, Seoul from July 18-28.
The festival offers visitors the opportunity to support plays organized by children around the world. With remarkable stories and themes for all ages, the festival’s nickname is the “Kind Performing Arts Festival,” since audience members ranging from children to the elderly can take part.
The festival consists of eight plays put on by organizations from six countries including South Korea, Germany, the Netherlands and Japan. This year’s opening performance, “Else’ Story” (Germany) is already garnering attention. It tells of the sorrows of war from the perspective of an 8-year-old girl. The festival also includes mime performances: “A Day as Life Is” (Germany), “Urashima” (Japan) and more.
Admission to each play ranges from 20,000 to 30,000 won.
Association Internationale du The a tre pour I Enfance et la jeunesse or International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People is a non-governmental organization that supports teenagers in theater and their values worldwide. The organization currently has 86 member countries.
Courtesy of ASSITEJ Korea