* Date : 2016-10-15
The Jangmadang Generation, Transforming North Korea
Winds of change are blowing through North Korea, and in the middle of it all is the Janmadang generation. The Jangmadang generation refers to young North Koreans in their 20s and 30s who were born or grew up in the 1990s. We report on how the Jangmadang generation is emerging as new players in North Korean society.
Korean Performing Arts Head Out to the World!
Korea performing arts have been reaching out to a global audience for a long time due to the limited size of the domestic market. Nanta, a performance piece that combines traditional Korean samulnori rhythms with an engaging plot has spearheaded the export of Korean arts. Nanta first drew great audience response overseas and then grew to become a cultural product that draws international visitors to Korea.
The Performing Arts Market in Seoul is an ongoing event for performance groups that hope to create the second and third Nanta. Join us at the showcases and booths at Performing Arts Market in Seoul that introduce Korean acts to performing arts professionals around the world, and learn about the present and future of Korean performing arts!
Korean cinema has captivated the world with original content and stylish production. Global interest in Korean films is at an all-time high. We looked into the reasons why at the Busan International Film Festival, now in its 21st year. Find out how Korean cinema is taking the world by storm.
Korean "Mukbang' Captivates a Global Audience
"Mukbang" is an abbreviation of the phrase "mukneun bangsong" which means "eating broadcasts" in Korea. These broadcasts allow viewer to watch other people eat. These new phrase coined in Korea has been gaining traction around the world with international viewers tuning in as well. Since its introduction in the late 2000s, mukbang has risen steadily in popularity to become a genre of broadcast content in its own right. Let's learn more about the world of Korean mukbang, now captivating a global audience!