Originated from the festive spirit in World Cup 2002, Seoul Street Arts Festival first started in 2003 and now developed into Seoul’s one of the most beloved events. It is held all throughout Seoul including Seoul Plaza, Cheonggye Plaza, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul Station, Sejong-daero Road, Deoksugung-gil Road, and other popular areas and meet the audiences over one million.
The Street Arts Festival introduces high quality street performances for free at every corner of Seoul by turning an ordinary space into a stage while demolishing the boundaries between the audience and performers. A number of the UK performing artists will be invited to meet the Korean audiences, as well as to interact with the experts from the performing arts scene in Korea.
Seoul Street Arts Festival
- Date: September 2017
- Venue: Seoul Plaza, Cheonggye Plaza, Gwanghwamun Square, Seoul Museum of Art, Sejong-daero, Cheonggyecheo-ro, Deoksugung-gil
- Tickets: Free admission
- Hosted by Seoul Metropolitan Government, Seoul Foundation of Arts and Culture
'Smashed' by Gandini Juggling
Formed in 1992 by world-renowned jugglers Sean Gandini and Kati Ylä-Hokkala, Gandini Juggling continues to be at the vanguard of contemporary circus, reinventing and reinvigorating juggling for the 21st Century. Smashed is performed by seven men and two women and explores the relationship between them by using the manipulation of the forbidden fruit (apple).
'Lance Moi En L'air' by Joli Vyann and L'Eolienne
Joli Vyann and L'Eolienne is an innovative fusion of circus, dance and theatre , blurring the boundaries of where the dance ends and the circus skills begin, but also pulling the audience into an imaginative and captivating experience. Lance Moi En L’air is about the sensitivity and connection between two people, bringing about compatible contradictions.
'Ear Trumpet' by Gobbledegook Theatre
Gobbledegook Theatre makes innovative cross art form work, which has theatre at its core. ‘Ear Trumpet’ is a playful installation, made for people of all ages inviting audiences to delight in the discovery of the secret music under one’s feet.