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The 15th Busan International Performing Arts Festival 2018.5.18.(Fri)~5.27.(Sun)

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Leading spring festival in Busan, Busan International Performing Arts Festival! 부산국제연극제

Event Purpose

Expansion of local culture
For the past 14 years, we have been taking the lead in selecting and organizing excellent works from all over the world and performances by promising theater companies in Korea. We look forward to making a new leap forward to be "City of culture, Busan" where citizens can feel pride culturally, by introducing various genres such as physical theater, musical, kid's theater and street theater, as well as classics.
Contribution to local theater development
Busan International Performing Arts Festival has been devoted to the development of audiences so that citizens of Busan can easily approach theater. This year, we will invite the Grand Prize-awarded performance of The 36th Busan Theater Festival to arouse interest in local plays and to develop Busan’s theater community.
Inducement of domestic and foreign tourists
Through <Dynamic Street> and <BIPAF FINALE> at Gwangalli Beach, we are willing to provide a lively image of Busan to both domestic and foreign tourists visiting Busan. Anyone can enjoy these programs. Along with the citizens’ interest, BIPAF contributes to the vitalization of tourism as a representative performing art festival in Busan.
A leap to a festival that whole family can enjoy
Even though the festival opens in May, which is a family month, BIPAF has been introducing performances mostly for adults. On the reflection of the increasing worldwide interest on kids’ theater, we’ve launched a new program, <BIPAF KIDS WITH ISRAEL>. With this new program made up of performances focused on little audiences’ eye level, we look forward to the growth of the festival to be an event that whole family can enjoy.
Contribution to expansion of cultural exchange at the private level
For the past 14 years, Busan International Performing Arts Festival hosted the festival and contributed to the establishment of a network with various national organizations as well as to expand private cultural exchanges. We would contribute to the expansion of cultural exchanges in Busan based on the achievement of forming a nationwide network through official agreements with the National Theater Association and concluding official agreements with Avignon Off Festival which is a global performing arts festival.

Overview

Overview
Event Name 2018 제15회 부산국제연극제
(The 15th Busan International Performing Arts Festival, 2018)
Duration May 18th(FRI) ~ 27th(SUN), 2018 <10 days>
Venues Busan Cinema Center Haneulyeon Theater & Rehearsal room, Shinsegae(Centum City)
Culture Hall, KNN Theater, Busan Art Center, Gwangalli Beach area
Theme <Play, Ocean, Festival>
"The 15th Busan International Performing Arts Festival!
An enjoyable spring festival in Busan, the City of Ocean"
BIPAF
the biggest performing arts festival in Busan, where city and nature are in harmony! Festival should be a place where citizens can play, enjoy and release their stress. To make the festival a truly enjoyable one, we will daringly break the custom and keep the last year’s theme, ‘Play, Ocean, Festival’ instead of setting up à different concept this year.BIPAF has been taking the lead in introducing prominent works from overseas and communicating with the citizens. We desire to intensify the identity of ‘festival’ by those achievements. Under the slogan “An Enjoyable spring festival of Busan, the City of Ocean”, BIPAF will be an event where everyone can freely enjoy.
Participation 7 Invitational performances (6 Overseas works, 1 Domestic work), 5 Congratulatory performances (4 Overseas works, 1 Domestic work), 11 Contest works (4 Overseas works, 7 Domestic works) scheduled
Participating Countries Brazil, UK, France, Greece, Israel, Russia, Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea
Composition of performance program
Invitation performance
May 18th (FRI) ~ 27th (SUN) <10 days>
Indoor Performances (Busan Cinema Center Haneulyeon Theater & Rehearsal
Room, Shinsegae Culture Hall, KNN Theater)
[Opening Performance] Macbeth (Japan, Shinjuku Ryozanpaku)
[Closing Performance] Gritos (Brazil·France, company Dos à Deux)
Thrill Me (UK, CliMar Production)
Antigone to Medea (Greece, Kostas Gakis Ensemble)
Othello Nigredo (Korea, Theater Gabyun)
Tiny Ocean (Israel, Train Theater)
Tailor Made (Israel, Train Theater)
Congratulatory Performances
[Indoor Performances]
The Grand Prize-Awarded work in The 36th Busan Theater Festival
May 22nd (Tue) ~ 23rd (Wed), Busan Cinema Center Haneulyeon Theater
[Outdoor Performances]
May 18th (Fri) ~ 20th (Sun) Busan Cinema Center Haneulyeon Theater Lobby
(Universal / free of charge)
May 24th (Thu) ~ 26th (Sat) Gwangalli Beach Meeting Space area
(Universal / free of charge)
Invitational event for the underprivileged groups
Free invitational ceremony for the right of underprivileged groups such as multicultural family, low-income group or handicapped people to enjoy culture.
Barrier-free performances
A performance with subtitles for the hearing-impaired audiences and voice commentaries for the visually handicapped audiences. Among the invitational performances, <Othello Nigredo> is selected for this special performance.
Dynamic Street
May 24th(Thu) ~ 26th(Sat) <3 days>
Showcase on 24th / Final Contest on 25th, 26th
Street performance competition program (Gwangalli Beach Meeting place Area)
Out of the total 47 works(11 overseas works, 36 domestic works) applied,
11 works (4 overseas works, 7 domestic works) are selected for the final contest.
Composition of Public Participating Program
10 Minute
Open Plays
5/23(Wed) ~ 24(Thu), Busan Art Center Theater
Divided into General public section(23rd) and College Major section(24th).
Artist Talk
5/19(Sat) ~ 26(Sat), except on opening/closing day
Held once for each invitational performance.
BIPAF ZONE
Outdoor programs on Gwangalli Beach, which is the most popular tourist sight of Busan.
Composed of programs that everyone can have fun such as Dynamic Street, BIPAF CONCERT, etc.
Workshop
5/21(Mon) ~ 25(Fri), venue undetermined, in the middle of casting a specialist of actor training
Host Busan Metropolitan City
Supervision Busan International Performing Arts Festival Organizing Committee
Sponsor Ministry or Culture, Sports and Tourism, Arts Council Korea,
KNN Foundation, SHINSEGAE Department Store
2018포스터
"Leading spring festival in Busan,
Busan International Performing Arts Festival!"

BIPAF - the biggest performing arts festival in Busan, where city and nature are in harmony! Festival should be a place where citizens can play, enjoy and release their stress. To make the festival a truly enjoyable one, we will daringly break the custom and keep the last year’s theme, ‘Play, Ocean, Festival’ instead of setting up a different concept this year.

BIPAF has been taking the lead in introducing prominent works from overseas and communicating with the citizens. We desire to intensify the identity of ‘festival’ by those achievements. Under the slogan “An Enjoyable spring festival of Busan, the City of Ocean”, BIPAF will be an event where everyone can freely enjoy.

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