The Embassy of the Republic of Korea and
the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines recently celebrated the 25th
anniversary of the Korea-ASEAN dialogue with the “Hi Korea, Annyeong ASEAN”
held last November 22 at the Bonifacio High Street. The event will lead to the
upcoming Korea-ASEAN Commemorative Summit this December in Busan, Korea.
The Hi Korea, Annyeong ASEAN in
Manila is was held with the aim of deepening the awareness of Filipinos on
Korean culture, with several renowned performance groups flying in from Korea,
namely Dong Rak Traditional Performance Arts Group, Didim Dance Company, Yoon
Joo Hee Microcosm Ensemble, Gorilla Crews and the Jo Joo Hyun Dance Company.
The Hi Korea, Annyeong ASEAN which opened
in Bacolod last November 16, moved to Subic last November 19, and culminated in
Manila on November 22.
The Dong Rak Traditional Performing Arts Group
will perfperformed various percussion music such as pan gut, or the Korean traditional music of the farmers; and the samulnori or the Korean traditional
percussion quartet. Didim Dance Company,
on the other hand, highlighted the beautiful motion of Korean dances with the
court dance “Lotus in the Morning”, and “Spring Snow” to the tune of the Korean
traditional zither gayageum.
the EnsembleYoonJooHeeMicrocosm is known to perform modern music with the accompaniment
of Korean traditional instruments. For this particular event, the said Ensemble
performed ABBA’s 1976 hit “Dancing Queen” with Korean traditional instruments.
The street dance group Gorilla Crews
is known for their “The Ballerina who Loves a B-Boy” and the 40-strong team
will perform diverse dancing styles.
the ballet company Jo Ju Hyun Dance
Company is known for performing modern creative ballet. The audience saw
the mournful and lyrical gestures of “The Nature”, danced by a couple to the
accompaniment of Korean traditional classic song, infused to techniques of
Apart from these
performances, the guest and the audience can catch the Korean popular movie,