Spring is just around the corner and along with it comes various fun and vibrant cultural activities around the country.
Asia Culture Center offers rich spring events
The Asia Culture Center (ACC), a state-run arts and concert venue in the southwestern city of Gwangju, South Korea, is planning to hold various events in the coming month.
Every Saturday from March 26 until April 30 the center will stage the “ACC Spring Festival” with a slew of dance and music performances, art shows and participatory events like flea markets.
Anyone interested in the event can join the festival — free of charge — by registering beforehand on its homepage (www.acc.go.kr).
Each week celebrates a different theme, with the first weekend (March 26) featuring indie music, followed by jazz, folk, dance, and percussion played by popular artists and bands, including the four-member rock band “Daybreak.”
Alongside the music concerts, there will be experimental arts programs, namely “Our Masters” and “Asia Window,” in the ACC theater. This weekend features Chinese curator and artist You Mi, whose curatorial project takes the Silk Road as an inspiration for anti-nationalist, de-centralized and nomadic imagery.
On the following weekend, Swiss-born Christoph Marthaler’s latest ensemble piece, “Tessa Blomstedt won’t give up,” will be performed. The play, about ordinary people’s dreams, desires and love, depicts the story of a few women at various ages who pursue real love, but, at the same time, are forced to understand the near impossibility of the mission. The show will be played in German with Korean subtitles.
Meanwhile, parents with little ones don’t need to feel left out. The spring festival also offers “Spring! Spring! Little Theater” for family visitors.
The hall for children will show numerous performances and puppet shows, with interesting stories and a fairy-tale-like production that can be enjoyed by children and parents alike. The program is slated to take place every Saturday and Sunday from March 12 to April 17.