InKo Centre and Theatre Seoul are delighted to initiate a unique cultural exchange programme that aims to bring together Indian and Korean children to spread the message of peace and harmony.
Following an audition process in Chennai and in Seoul, 8 children from India and 8 children from Korea have been selected to present the first-ever Indo-Korean Children's Theatre production in Korea and in India, in June and July 2011, respectively. A creative team drawn from Korea and India will work on this production, to present what is hoped will be spectacularly visual and entertaining theatre. The production, focussing on a popular Korean folktale 'Heungbu and Nolbu' will include a mixed cast of Indian and Korean children in the age group of 11-16 years and a creative team of directors and choreographers from India and Korea as well as a costume designer, set designer and make-up artist from Korea.
Heungbu Nolbu will be premiered as a musical in English at the Uijeongbu Arts Center in Seoul on 9 and 10 June 2011, following which the production will be presented at The Little Festival in Chennai on 7 July 2011 & 8 July 2011 and at the Aha! Festival at Ranga Shankar, Bangalore on 10 July 2011 & 11 July 2011.