Korea Arts Management Service Announces Eighth Performing Arts Market in Seoul
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Posted by: ISPA
Did you enjoy your time in Seoul at ISPA's 2012 Congress in June? If so then perhaps it's time to register for Korea Arts Management Service's eighth Performing Arts Market in Seoul (PAMS)
taking place October 8th - 12th, 2012. Learn more about PAMs 2012 and
how you can participate in the below press release distributed by Korea
Arts Management Service.
Korea Arts Management Service, with
support from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Republic of
Korea, presents the eighth edition of its Performing Arts Market in
Seoul (PAMS) from 8 to 12 October 2012, at the National Theatre of Korea
and various other venues in Seoul. Over a five-day period, PAMS will be
offering an intensive program to more than 1,000 domestic and 150
international delegates, with its PAMS Choice Showcase, booth
exhibition, LIP Pitch Session and Showcase, Central and Eastern Europe
Focus Session and Showcase, networking meetings (Round Tables, Speed
Dating, and PAMS Night), and much more.In
addition to being a platform for presenting new work and work in
progress, PAMS is also an international meeting place where performing
arts practitioners come together to share ideas, find inspiration, seek
out potential collaborators, and gain insights into the contemporary
performing arts situation.
The 2012 event will include PAMS
Choice, a showcase featuring excerpts from 13 distinguished contemporary
Korean works of theater, dance, music, and multidisciplinary arts.
These include, among others, a version of Hamlet directed by Yang Jung
Ung of Yohangza Theater Company, Balance and Imbalance with choreography
by Park Soon Ho, and Court Music Project Chup Chup by Be-Being.
for International Partners (LIP) is a program designed to provide
encouragement in the creative stages of international collaboration,
supporting the development of ideas and projects and the distribution of
the finished project, development of project, and circulation of
As part of the LIP program, a Pitch Session is being
organized to help gain exposure for international collaborations,
facilitating the development of ideas, the sharing of visions, and the
location of partners for international cooperation. Participants present
ideas or plans from various stages of the production process (creating,
developing, and distributing) in order to find international partners
such as actors, choreographers, co-producers, or presenters. LIP
Showcase will present premiering excerpts from or full-length versions
of international co-production to facilitate their distribution and
circulation on world stages. PAMS is now calling for submissions for LIP
Pitch Session by August 17. Further details can be found at www.pams.or.kr
date, PAMS has been spotlighting a different region each year: Asia in
2006 and 2011, Europe in 2007 (in conjunction with an IETM satellite
meeting in Seoul), South America in 2008, North America in 2009, and
Nordic countries in 2010.
In 2012, the spotlight shifts to the
Central and Eastern European performing arts, with this region’s work
the subject of a FOCUS session and showcase. The session will help the
audience gain a deeper understanding of the region's performing arts
landscape and issues in their cultural and social context. Within the
showcase frame, excerpts are to be presented from Red Green Blue by
Handa Gote of the Czech Republic; In Solitude of Cotton Fields by S.
Žeromski Theatre in Kielce, Poland; Cells by Slovakia’s P.A.T.; and Tao
Te by Hungary’s Ferenc Fehér. Collaborating on this Central and Eastern
European performing arts FOCUS program are Poland’s Adam Mickiewicz
Institute, the Czech Republic’s Arts and Theatre Institute, the
Hungarian Theatre Museum and Institute, and Slovakia’s Theatre
Institute, with support from the International Visegrad Fund.
networking meetings include Round Table and Speed Dating programs.
Round Tables are organized for people of similar interests to meet and
discuss issues, helping to stimulate interaction. To promote issue
development and active involvement by delegates, PAMS is now calling for
round table topic proposals by July 31. Meanwhile, Speed Dating offers a
setting for intimate dialogues with domestic and international
programmers from festivals and arts centers.
Some of Korea’s most
renowned performing arts festivals will be taking place in the month of
October, among them the Seoul Performing Arts Festival (5 to 27 October,
www.spaf.or.kr), Seoul International Dance Festival (5 to 20 October,
www.sidance.org), and Jarasum International Jazz Festival (12 to 14
October, www.jarasumjazz.com). For PAMS Participants, these festivals
will be opportunities to broaden the spectrum of discoveries.
PAMS 2012 registration gets started online in early August at www.pams.or.kr
Early bird registration for individual delegates is available
throughout the month. Registration for booth exhibitors is available
from 1 to 26 August.