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Grand Opening of Korea Corner project in Romania on 28-29 May

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Romania and the Romanian-Korean Studies Center from Romanian-American University, together with the support of Korea Foundation, will hold the Grand Opening of the first Korea Corner project in Romania on 28-29 May, 2021.

The Official Opening of the Korea Corner begins on Friday, May 28, 15:30, with eye-catching performances and events – from Samulnori, a traditional Korean musical performance, to modern-day K-Pop dances, as well as a special exhibition, “Bojagi & Beyond”, inspired by a traditional Korean textile art with the same name, Bojagi.

The second day, Saturday, May 29, between 10:00 and 12:45, will be comprised of cultural workshops which will give you a glimpse on the experience of making traditional Korean fans and masks. Access to the workshops will be made by prior reservation.

In the context in which 31 years have passed since the establishment of the diplomatic relations between the Republic of Korea and Romania, “Korea Corner” will become a heart of educational and cultural cooperation between the two countries.

All the events will be open to the general public; however, access is made only by pre-registration, all the details available on the official Facebook event page.

The events will be organized according to the relevant COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the Romanian government, a press release of the Embassy of Korea in Romania informs.


Program of the Grand Opening

Friday, May 28

15:30-17:00Korea Corner Official Opening – Aula Magna Hall of the Romanian-American University

Official Speeches by H.E. Mr. KIM Yong Ho, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Romania and Mr. Costel NEGRICEA, Ph.D. Professor, Rector of Romanian-American University

– Artistic moment: Arirang (traditional Korean dance with fans) and Syzygy (K-pop dance)

– Awards ceremony for the best students of the 2020-2021 academic year of the Romanian-Korean Studies Center;

– Artistic moment: Pureun Narae (traditional Korean musical performances), Midnight Pearls (K-pop dance), Roxana Morășanu (contemporary dance)

– Opening of the Exhibition “Bojagi & Beyond” with artistic moments Live poem recital in Korean and Romanian and flute performance (“Zâmbet Cusut/Sewn-up Smile/꿰매어 붙인 미소” by Prof. PhD. Ion Bogdan Ștefănescu, National University of Music Bucharest)

The exhibition will delight the public with the beauty of bojagi, a traditional Korean textile and embroidery art. The event is organized together with Prof. Anna-Maria Orban (National University of Arts), Mrs. Chunghie Lee, Korea Bojagi Forum, and the National University of the Arts. It will include a variety of artworks by Korean and Romanian artists, as well as the students from the National University of the Arts.


Saturday, May 29

Cultural workshops**

– 10:00-12:45 Korea Corner (3rd floor, Romanian-American University)

  • 10:00 – 10:45 – Korean traditional masks workshop
  • 11:00 – 11:45 – Korean fans workshop
  • 12:00 – 12:45 – Traditional Korean calligraphy workshop

**There will be sanitation procedures in between sessions.


Information about the registration to Aula Audience (28 May) and Workshops (29 May)

Please kindly notice that the organizers will open two separate Google Forms for the registration for Audience at the Opening and for the Workshops. For workshops, participants can choose only one workshop per person. Further information can be found on the Facebook event page: https://bit.ly/2SQKrQd


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