The Seoul Metropolitan Government introduces cultural performances and events that are worth a visit on Children’s Day on May 5.
The Hi Seoul Festival, the representative festival of the Korean capital, is held as an international nonverbal performance festival featuring 49 performance troupes invited from eleven countries around the world. The performances will be held primarily at Yeouido Hangang Park and Seoul Plaza on May 5.
The Cheonggyecheon Festival, which will kick off at Cheonggye Plaza from May 1, will feature the Homing Exhibition, an installation art exhibition involving famous artists from Korea and overseas, and a series of World Street Play performances, which will be held as mobile events in Gwanghwamun Square and Seoul Plaza.
The “Ringing the Bell of Hope” program, a special bell-ringing event for children, will be held by children who want to participate, at the Bosingak Belfry from 11 am to 12 noon on May 5.
A children’s dance drama, The Ugly Duckling, is a story about love and adventure of a family. This performance is based on the famous fairytale written by Hans Christian Andersen, and will present a wonderful chance for families to enjoy together. It will be staged at the Sejong Center for Performing Arts from May 5 to 8.
At The 2011 Design and Creative Camp for Children, to be held at the Peace Green Plaza at the World Cup Park, you can enjoy a wide range of experience programs such as designing UNICEF Awoo character dolls, sending messages of hope with soccer balls to children in developing countries, and a mobile robot theater.
Additionally, various experience-based events will be held outdoors, including “We Are Growing Buds,” to be staged at Seoul Forest, and “Beautiful Market Opening Day” and “Vehicle-free Children’s World” to be held at Gwangjin Plaza in Gwangjin-gu.
For further information on the exhibitions and events, please visit the Seoul Metropolitan Government’s website at (http://culture. seoul.go.kr), or dial the 120 Dasan Call Center.