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Seoul International Dance Festival to grab global attention


Seoul: Seoul International Dance festival proposed to commence on September 30th was created by Seoul Section of the International Dance Council CID UNESCO in 1998. The event is a proper channel for bringing a global awareness on Korean dance to international stages. It also helps to know the worldwide trends over the Korean local dance scene. The traditional dance in Korea had been experiencing a severe lack of international exchanges, but that has been overcome, to a certain limit, after the formation of the Seoul Section of the International Dance Council (CID-UNESCO in 1996). Seoul International Dance has now grown into a reputed dance festival at the international level, marking its 18th anniversary in 2015. The Seoul cultural Dance is closely working together with governmental bodies including Ministry of Culture, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Korea Foundation, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, Sports and Tourism as well as embassies and official organizations abroad. Seoul International Dance has been also elected as a member of Association of Asian Performing Arts Festivals (AAPAF), being recognized of its active engagement with international exchanging activities in the performing arts scene of Asia. The mesmerizing cultural dance has recently been

reached its highest point for its collaboration with a number of associated projects with prominent cultural festivals including Singapore Arts Festival, Festival International Cervantino and Festival Montpellier Dance. The Dance festival has made significant efforts in collaboration, cultural exchange and co-productions in the field of dance by representing the cultural art of Korea at the international scenes.   Video on Korean International Dance Festival