Presenter Interview プレゼンターインタビュー
Pursuing the possibilities of multi-genre “dawon arts”
Entering the new century, the term “
arts” (meaning arts that are multi-cultural and multi-genre) has been the focus of much attention in the Republic of Korea. In the Korean context the term dawon arts means crossover performance that spans the contemporary genres of dance, theater, fine arts, music and film, etc. Leading this multi-cultural, multi-genre dawon arts scene in the ROK today and winning growing support among the younger generation with its new approach to contemporary art is the Festival Bo:m launched in 2007. In this interview we speak with the festival’s director, Kim Seong-Hee, about the key word in Korea’s contemporary arts world today, dawon arts, and the programs that embody it in Festival Bo:m.
Interviewer: Kyoko Kimura (Seoul-based performing arts coordinator, translator)
Photos courtesy of Festival Bo:m