The <2018 Seoul Street Arts Festival> will be held throughout Seoul at Seoul Plaza, Gwanghwamun Square, Sejong-daero, Donuimun Museum Village and Namsangol Hanok Village for four days from October 4-7. Artist teams representing ten countries including France, Spain, Poland, England, and Belgium will partake in the festival to debut a total of 46 street art performances.
At Seoul Plaza will be large midair performances by over 200 citizens and artists, and in front of the Seoul Metropolitan Library will be enthralling diving performances to showcase to the public. On 20 large blocks installed at Gwanghwamun Square, there will be fused, enrapturing dance and circus performances.
On the last day of the festival, Sejong-daero will close its 11 lanes to create a car-free zone and become a large-scale stage and playground for public participation. Participants will not want to miss out on street art activities like domino making with large paper boxes, chalk drawing on the asphalt, storytelling bus exclusively for children, and circus experiences that include tightrope walking and juggling that can only be enjoyed this one day of the year.
The theme of this year’s festival is ”Unity in Differences.” Participating teams will not perform separately but will perform in collaboration in groups of local and overseas teams together with resident artists, community groups, and general citizens, and each performance will be connected and unified in omnibus form.
Main programs of the ｢2018 Seoul Street Arts Festival｣ include the ① Opening Program, ② Closing Program, ③ 33 officially invited productions and 13 free participation productions, ④ citizen artists, ⑤ “Let’s play with Gildong” designed by volunteers, and ⑥ the 2018 Seoul Street Arts Festival International Forum.
More information about the festival is available at the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture’s Seoul Street Arts Festival website (www.ssaf.or.kr).