The 5th Jeju Haevichi Arts Festival, organized by the Korean Cultural & Arts Centers Association, will be held from June 11 to 14. Around 1,000 people engaged in art-related fields are expected to interact on Jeju and discuss the development of the national culture and art scene. In addition to pre-concerts on June 8 to 9, and special performances on June 12 to 16, the festival will encompass nine days of various artistic events.
Among the many programs on offer at the main festival site of the Haevichi Hotel & Resort Jeju is a symposium on June 12 between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. which commemorates the festival’s 5th anniversary. Participants will discuss current trends in art and culture.
People and businesses related to this field will also be able to network and promote their companies. At the site dubbed the “Art Market,” 150 promotional booths for production agencies, culture and art education groups, exhibition management agencies, and equipment and software companies will be open in three halls from June 11 to 12. Sixteen art groups will also showcase 20-minute performances of percussion, music, Korean music, plays, musicals, and magic from June 12 to 13.
Additionally, networking events for participants include evening group meetings on June 11, one-to-one meetings from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on June 12, a round-table from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on June 12, and an open discussion from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on June 14.
Locals and tourists will be able to experience a variety of performances at the festival venue at the Haevichi Hotel & Resort Jeju and at five other locations in the area. The entertainment on offer includes pre-concerts by Jazz vocalist Ungsan’s Jazz concert and that of the popular music bands of Horan & Ibadi band and Crying Nut, June 8 and 9, respectively.
Other special performances are World Music group AUX’s fusion Korean music at the Ara Muse Hall of Jeju National University in Jeju City, Seoul Art group’s musical Romeo and Juliet at the Jeju Culture & Arts Center in Jeju City, the musical with Korean music Miso at the Seogwipo Kim Jung Culture Center, the blind entertainer Lee dong Woo’s music drama Open Your Eyes at the Sulmundae Women’s Center behind the Jeju Jungang Middle School in Jeju City, and the musical Five Stories of Love at the Jeju Arts Center in Jeju City.
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