A Korean festival is set to open in Hong Kong late Wednesday, celebrating Korea's National Foundation Day and promoting Korean culture in the Chinese territory, Seoul's consulate general here said.
"Festive Korea" will start with an opening performance to be jointly presented by the Korean traditional performing group Miso and contemporary nonverbal performance team Bibap.
Adopting a traditional dance into chronicling dramas and love stories, Miso has gained an international audience. It has contributed to a better appreciation worldwide of Korea's traditional art and culture.
Bibap stages performances based on the popular Korean dish "bibimbap," vegetables and meat mixed with steamed rice and hot pepper sauce. As a nonverbal performance, the performers will demonstrate motions and sounds through beat-boxing, a cappella, B-boy dancing, acrobatics and martial arts.
The Korean festival will be held throughout the month of October, shedding light on the diversity of Korean culture.
The festival will comprise a series of diverse cultural, arts and sports events, including a Korean contemporary art exhibition, Korean film festival, taekwondo performance, Korean tourism photo exhibition, Korean Hong Kong Friendship Day, Korean cuisine promotion, music concerts and an electronics expo.
Marking the inauguration of the Korean Studies program at the city's prestigious Hong Kong University this fall, a special lecture series by Ewha Womans University will be held here on Oct. 25 and 26. (Yonhap)