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A forum is created to recover cultural homogeneity with N. Korea

A forum is created to recover cultural homogeneity with N. Korea

Posted July. 05, 2018 07:43,   

Updated July. 05, 2018 07:43


An inter-Korean commission for theatre exchange has been founded. The Seoul Drama Association announced Wednesday that the new commission will replace the Inter-Korean Commission for the Promotion of Theatre Exchange, which was founded in December last year.

The commission is headed by Lee Hae-sung, who leaders the Theatre Company Gorae. Members of the advisory committee include playwright Noh Kyung-sik, director Chae Seung-hoon, playwright Oh Tae-young, and professor Kim Jung-soo of the Institute of Unification Education.

“It will be a good opportunity to promote the recovery of cultural homogeneity between the two Koreas as a cultural approach, rather than a political approach,” said Chairman Song Hyung-jong of the Seoul Drama Association. “We proposed to the North in April this year to host the International Peace Theatre Festival together in Mount Kumgang.”

The commission plans to host various activities, such as reading North Korean plays and inviting North Korean actors and theatres, to promote better understanding of North Korean theatre and expand exchange between the two Koreas.

Won-Mo Yu onemore@donga.com