Evening of Korean culture made a splash in Astana
Evening of Korean culture made a splash in the metropolitan Palace of Peace and Reconciliation. The large-scale concert was held in celebration of the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and South Korea. The National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts ‘Gugak’ presented its best performances for the Astana audience.
LEE DAE WON, DIRECTOR, KOREAN CULTURAL CENTER:
- We appreciate the close cooperation between our countries, especially cultural cooperation. This year we have planned a massive program, which includes exhibitions and presentations. I think the program will be interesting for Kazakhstan citizens.
A symbiosis of the past, present and the future: the audience enjoyed folk music performed with traditional Korean drums. Unique rhythms fascinated and captivated Kazakh spectators.
The concert has also featured the performances of popular break dancers and modern Korean bands. Spectators were amazed by unique dancing technique and plasticity.
KIM HET SUK, ACTRESS, NATIONAL KOREAN CENTER OF ARTS ‘GUGAK’:
- Our National Center of Arts is dedicated to preserving Korean culture. We are evolving and including various new performances in our program and creating new genres. Our main goal is to promote Korean culture abroad.
Expo 2107 visitors will have a chance to enjoy the performance of the famous Korean artists. South Korean musical bands and theatre troupes will present a rich cultural program during the international exhibition.