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  • Meet “Prague, Paris of Eastern Europe,” in Seoul

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Official poster of the 2011 Prague Days in Seoul 
The Seoul Metropolitan Government will hold “Prague Days in Seoul,” which will allow people to experience the culture and art of Prague, at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Seoul Museum of History, Jeongdong Gallery, and Cheonggyecheon area during October 20 to 23.

    The four-day, “Prague Days in Seoul” will allow people to meet and enjoy nonverbal performances, music concerts, exhibitions, and film festivals, which people in Korea have had few chances to access.

    The M-Theater at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts will present the “Black Light Theater,” to more than 600 citizens, international residents, and tourists in Seoul on October 20, to signal the opening of the festival.

    A chanson concert by famous singer, Zora Jandova, and composer, Zdenek Merta, from the Czech Republic will also take place at the Sejong Chamber Hall at 8 pm on October 20th and 22nd.

    A concert by the world-famous Prague Virtousi Quartet will also take place at the Sejong Chamber Hall at 8 pm on October 21st. A movie festival screening films produced by Jan Hrebejk, the Czech Republic’s representative director, will also take place at the Sejong M Theater from October 21-23. The festival will include a session during which a professional guide will briefly introduce the movies.

    A panorama photo exhibition featuring photographers Vaclav Jansa and Polak will take place at the Seoul Museum of History from October 15 to November 19.

    Jeongdong Gallery will present a Czech Graphic Art exhibition from October 13 to 23, which will offer visitors a rare opportunity to enjoy over 40 pieces of modern art at a single location. These works will include lithographs by 14 winners of this year’s Vladimir Boudnik Award, which is the highest honor in the graphics field.

    All performances, except the concert by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, will be offered for free of charge. For reservations, please visit the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts’s website (http://www.sejongpac.or.kr/eng/main/main.asp) by October 14th.