“An Immersion into Korean Circus and Street Arts” back to listing
A new online publication from Circostrada presenting the findings from their 2018 research trip.
In October 2018, members of the Circostrada network travelled to Seoul (South Korea) for a one-week research trip to explore circus and street arts and gain a better understanding of their ecosystem. The research trip took place during the 2018 Seoul Street Arts Festival – the largest street arts festival in Korea – and the Performing Arts Market Seoul (PAMS), which hosted a European focus organized in close relation and with the support of the European Commission. This focus gathered key European networks and platforms from the sectors, among which: the IETM, In SITU, CircusNext, On the Move, European Dancehouse, European Theatre Convention, and Circostrada.
The programme included meetings with key Korean artists, organisations, and cultural operators, visits to central venues dedicated to circus and street arts, various showcases, a dense artistic programme, some qualitative networking time, and many other parallel cultural activities, all set up with a view of grasping the stakes of performing arts in Korea, creating bonds with the main players in the field, and expanding the network’s understanding, vision and connections to these art forms.