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InKo Centre in association with The Little Theatre is delighted to premiere Choon Hyang by Korea’s first and largest English Musical theatre company, Theatre Seoul at the Little Festival on 18 and 19 June 2010 at the Museum Theatre, Chennai.

   
 
About Choon Hyang
True Love met with great critical acclaim both in Korea and abroad. Commissioned to commemorate the World Cup in 2002, the production won rave reviews at the La Guardia Performing Arts Centre, New York in 2005 and at the Edinburgh Festival in 2007.

According to the Scotsman, the production was phenomenal “brimming with enthusiasm... the young cast delivers the narrative
  with clarity… With lively choreography and sweet vocals, all the ensemble moments are faultless” The BBC rated the show as “fun and exciting”
   
  The story of Choon Hyang and her true love Mong-Ryong has been passed down orally in Korea for centuries. Packed with energy, dynamic choreography, stunning music and remarkable costumes, Theatre Seoul’s production of Choon-Hyang is a heart warming tale of love and resilience for adults and children of all ages. One unique feature of the production is its stunning costumes which are almost entirely made of traditional Korean hanji paper.
   
  About Theatre Seoul:
Since its inception, in 1995, has been working hard to develop Musicals in English for children. Starting in 1996 with Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, the company has presented a number of musicals based on well known Korean and international tales such as, Beauty and the Beast, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Peter Pan, The Faithful Daughter Shim Chung, Cinderella, The Sound of Music, Heungbu & Nolbu, The Wizard of Oz 2002, The Little Prince, Myths of Greece and Rome-Pandora’s Box, Magic School, Pyongyang and Ondal, The Last Petal. Theatre Seoul is primarily a company that creates work that combines education and drama and it is theatre for children, by children, and of children. It is Korea’s first and largest English Musical Theatre company for children with almost 100 members ranging from 4 -19 year olds.
   
  About The Little Festival:
“The Little Festival” from The Little Theatre is a wonderful platform for various countries to strengthen ties with the youth of India. The Festival organized by the Little Theatre aims to present productions from different countries that will foster among the young a greater understand, empathy and mutual respect for cultural diversity. The first edition in 2010 will present productions from Korea, Germany and India at the famed 150 year old Museum Theatre in Chennai.
   
  InKo Centre was set up in 2006 with the specific aim to extend the intercultural dialogue between India and South Korea. InKo Centre was opened by HE Ambassador Choi Jung-il, Former Ambassador from the Republic of Korea to India. The Centre commenced full-fledged operations in November 2006 with a cohesive programme that covers language studies; wellness; performing and visual arts programmes and information provision.

InKo Centre is a registered, non-profit society supported primarily by TVS Motor Company and Hyundai Motor India Limited; the Korean Association in Chennai and a host of Indian and Korean companies based in Chennai. The Centre works in close co-operation with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, New Delhi.

The Performing Arts is a very important strand of our work and we aim, through our programmes, to raise awareness of the richness and range of Korean performing art forms, in India and vice versa.
   
  Venue: Museum Theatre, Egmore, Chennai
Time : 7 pm
Tickets available : Landmark, Oxford Bookstore, Gatsby Village, Pro Musicals.
   
 
For bulk bookings please contact:
Tel: 044 28211115 or Email : littletheatre@gmail.com.
For further information please contact InKo Centre:
Tel: 044 24361224 or Email: enquiries@inkocentre.org