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Activities Calendar

November
Traditional Korean Dance Troupe Performance Tour of Southeast Asia
November 3-9, 2008
The Gyeonggi Provincial Dance Company has been dispatched to stage performances in Singapore and Cambodia.
Venue: National University of Singapore Cultural Center, Chaktomuk Convention Hall
Organizers: The Korea Foundation, and Korean Embassy in Cambodia and Singapore
Contact: Culture and Arts Department

Korean Studies Workshop for Russian Educators
November 3-16, 2008
A group of 25 Russian secondary school teachers of history and geography, and education officials, attended lectures on Korea and visit cultural/historic attractions and schools in Korea to enhance their understanding about Korea.
Venue: Seoul and local areas
Organizer: The Korea Foundation
Contact: Fellowship Program Department

15th BeSeTo Theatre Festival
November 4, 2008
An original Korean play was staged and a symposium held as part of the 15th BeSeTo Theatre Festival, in Zhangjiagang, China.
Venue: Yonggang Theatre and Grand Theatre, Zhangjiagang, China
Organizers: Chinese Committee and Korean Committee of the BeSeTo Theatre Festival
Supporters: The Korea Foundation and Arts Council Korea
Contact: Culture and Arts Department

2nd International Biennale of Performance DEFORMES 2008
November 4-23, 2008
“International Congress for Art Performance – Seoul” participated in the second International Biennale of Performance, featuring artists from Central/South America and other parts of the world. The Korean artists performed in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay.
Organizer: 2nd International Biennale
of Performance DEFORMES 2008 Committee
Supporters: The Korea Foundation,
Arts Council Korea, and Project Space LAB 39
Contact: Culture and Arts Department

Promotional Efforts to Globalize Korean Food in Brazil
November 6, 2008
The Korea Foundation has invited leading figures of various sectors of Sao Paulo, Brazil, to a Korean Food Dinner to introduce various Korean foods.
Venue: Renaissance Hotel, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Organizers: The Korea Foundation and Institute of Strategy for Korean Food Culture
Supporter: Kwangjuyo
Contact: Culture and Arts Department

Namsadangnori Performances in Iran and Saudi Arabia
November 6-13, 2008
Namsadang Baudeogi Pungmul Troupe of Anseong City staged performances of beona, pungmul, salpan, and eoreum, four of the six namsadang nori, in Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Venue: Laleh Park, Mallat Park, Iran / King Abdul Azia Historical Center, and Salam Park, Saudi Arabia
Organizers: The Korea Foundation and Korean Embassy in Iran and Saudi Arabia
Contact: Culture and Arts Department

10th KF Forum
November 7, 2008
Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell spoke on the new U.S. administration’s policy toward East Asia, and Korea-U.S. relations at the tenth Korea Foundation Forum.
Venue: Shilla Hotel, Seoul
Organizer: The Korea Foundation
Contact: Policy and Research Department

Da’ak Performance in the U.S.
November 8-10, 2008
The Korean Creative Music Society performed Da’ak, musical accompaniment for a tea ceremony, in the U.S.
Venue: Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Bucknell University, U.S.
Organizer: The Korean Creative Music Society
Contact: Culture and Arts Department

3rd Korea-ASEAN Cooperation Forum
November 17-19, 2008
A group of 30 scholars and leading figures from various sectors of Korea and ASEAN gathered in Siem Reap, Cambodia to exchange thoughts on the efforts to bolster cooperative relations.
Venue: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Organizer: The Korea Foundation
Contact: Policy and Research Department

Conference on Country Brand
November 27-28, 2008
The Korea Foundation has invited country-brand specialists to a “Global Korea Brand: Vision and Strategy” conference to examine the concept and issues of a country brand, and to discuss a strategy to enhance Korea’s country brand.
Venue: Shilla Hotel, Seoul
Organizer: The Korea Foundation
Contact: Policy and Research Department

Invitation Program
November 2008
President of Free University of Berlin (November 10-13); Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Chicago, U.S. (November 10-16); distinguished cultural figures from Belgium (November 10-17); delegation of next-generation leaders from CIS (November 17-24); Chairperson of the Korea-Australia Parliamentarians’ Friendship Association/Member of Parliament (Labor Party), Australia (November); Journalist, La Repubblica, Italy (November 13-19);Ambassador Emeritus and Special Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mexico (November 23 – 26); Managing Editor, The Tripoli Post, Libya (November 24-30); Chairman of the Economic Development and Review Committee, OECD and Professor of University of Copenhagen, Denmark; President of the University of Zagreb, Croatia (November 27-December 3); Chairman of the Department of Political Science, King Saud University (November 30-December 4)





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