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2000 Seoul International Youth Dance Festival

The 2000 Seoul International Youth Dance Festival will be held from May 5-7 at the Seoul Educational and Cultural Theater Center (SECTC). The event is sponsored by Modern Dance Promotion of Korea and its aim is to promote international friendship through dance.

Over two hundred teenagers from eight different countries including Korea, China, Japan, Finland, Hollad, Singapore, India and Slovenia will participate in the festival. This is the fourth anniversary of the festival and the theme for this year is 'Peace and Dance'.

There will be thirteen dance teams, ranging in age from elementary school students to high school students presenting a variety of dance genres including ballet, folk dance and modern dance.

The Slovenian dance team will be especially interesting to watch as they will present a moving performance entitled 'Children! No More War'.

There will be a special performance on Children's Day (May 5) at the outdoor stage of SECT at 11 a.m. Dance teams will also visit Yongdong Severance Hospital to perform a dance for patients at 10 a.m. on May 6.

The indoor performances will be held everyday at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. from May 5-7. The opening performance will be at 3 p.m. on May 5, and the finale will be at 5 p.m. on May 7. The final performance will also be broadcast live through the festival's Internet site (www.dancenet.or.kr). For more information call 02-325-5702.

by Kim Hyun-jung

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