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The Independent Arts Festival 2000 is Now Open

From August 18 to September 3, 'The Independent Arts Festival 2000' will be held near Daehak-ro, Seoul. This big scale event is the 'Korean version of the Fringe Festival.' The 'Fringe Festival' originated in Edinburgh in 1947. Small independent performing teams, who were not invited to the Edinburgh Festival, created their own 'Fringe' festivals where they performed their dances and plays.

This is the third of its kind to be held in Seoul. The first was held in August of 1998 at Daehak-ro; the second was held last September at Seoul Arts Center. The festival consists of five parts: music, art, independent films, street performances, and cross-over performances. This years' festival will include 160 performing groups and artists. Also, 73 films by independent artists will be featured.

Most performances are free of charge except the film exhibitions with a charge of 4,000 won and a 10,000 admission charge for plays, dances, and main performances. The artists receive a small portion of the admission fee.For more information, call 02-765-8150

by Park So-young

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