BUSAN, South Korea — The Busan International Performing Arts Committee is proud to announce this year’s selections to open and close the 10th Busan International Performing Arts Festival (BIPAF) May 3-12.
Opening the Busan International Performing Arts Festival this year will be the classical string quartet from Spain, Paganini, the most popular musical group to perform at the festival in the BIPAF’s 10-year history. Paganini brings its fun interpretation of classical music to the stage at the Busan Cultural Center on May 3 and 4.
Two family-oriented performances of Paganini (8+ rated), are scheduled for 7 pm on May 3 and 6 pm on May 4 at Busan Cultural Center.
This year’s closing performance, Apparition, is a winner of the Argus Angel Award for outstanding artistic achievement at England’s Brighton Festival. Giving us a peek at the future of performance arts, Apparition brings its visually stunning interpretation of dance and digital technology to the Busan Cultural Center stage with two shows at 6 pm on May 11 and 12.
This year’s BIPAF expands to 46 performances from seven countries in four programs featuring the concept of Digilog (Digital + Analog). The programs are larger than in previous years: 23 performances from seven countries in three programs. The citizens’ participation programs, The 10-Minute Open Plays and BIPAF ZONE performances, have been expanded as well.
Online ticket reservations are available at ticket.auction.co.kr , or tickets can be purchased from the Busan International Performing Arts Organizing Committee (051) 714-6920. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the festival, all tickets are 10,000 won.
For more information, please visit the BIPAF website at bipaf.org/2013_home/_public/_eng/main.php
Source: Busan City News