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pressPAMS 2012, Oct.8-12

Date 2012-03-20 File  

                        Performing Arts Market in Seoul 2012 

                          - PAMS Choice Call for Proposals


The Performing Arts Market in Seoul 2012, a platform for creation and circulation in Korean and overseas performing arts, is coming to the National Theatre of Korea and other locations in Seoul for a five-day period from Monday, October 8 to Friday, October 12.

Organized by the Korea Arts Management Service and sponsored by the South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, PAMS is a forum for Korean and overseas performing arts professionals to share information and establish networks for creative collaborations. For its eighth installment this year, it aims to increase its stature as a premier Asian platform through strategic collaboration with performing arts networks around the world. It will also be spotlighting Eastern Europe this year, providing the latest information on international collaborations in that region and the Balkans.

PAMS has been visited by over 12,000 Korean and overseas performing arts professionals to date. Pieces from the PAMS Choice event, a selection of outstanding works for overseas performance, have seen some 500 performances abroad in the years between 2005 and 2011.

The selection of pieces for the 2012 PAMS Choice showcase will be taking place between Monday, March 19 and Monday, April 9, with the aim of finding representative works showcasing new trends in the Korean performing arts.

Booth exhibition and individual registration will be open in August.


[About 2012 PAMS]

• Name : Performing Arts Market in Seoul 2012

• Dates : Oct. 8 (Mon)--Oct. 12 (Fri), 2012 (five days)

• Locations : National Theater of Korea and elsewhere

• Organizer : Performing Arts Market in Seoul 2012 Organizing Committee

• Supervisors : Korea Arts Management Service, National Theater of Korea

• Program : Regional Focus (Eastern Europe), Korean/international showcases, booth exhibition, academic event and information exchanges, networking and side events

• Types and Number of Participants

•  Korean : Around 1,500 performing arts officials from groups, venues, festivals, etc.

•  Overseas: Around 150 venue/festival programmers, artistic directors, and performance group planners