Journey to Korean Music is a platform that introduces the music and culture of Korea to world
music experts from around the globe and provides support for traditional
Korean bands seeking to take their music abroad.
Through Journey to Korean Music, overseas experts can gain an understanding of both Korean culture
and music while Korean bands can access oppotunities for promotion and take steps to advance into
the international market. Over 140 international world music experts, including directors and journalists,
have visited Korea to take part in this program over the years.
Journey to Korean Music offers a rich experience of Korean music in all of its diversity,
from traditional Korean arts in their original forms to Korean music reshaped using modern language.
KAMS Connection is a supportive programme to promote international communications and
collaborations among professionals in performing arts field.
KAMS and partner organisations run a research exchange programme together;
KAMS offers performing arts professionals with the opportunities of research
exchange by which they can gain knowledge and build networks, while the partners do vice versa.
KAMS supports the former participants who have developed collaborative projects as well,
aiming to strengthen the ecosystem where international co-workings are encouraged.
This year’s SPAF presents 19 performances by companies from ten countries:
international performances invited from seven countries (Germany, Denmark, Russia, Belgium, Israel, France and Filand),
ten Korean performances selected through an open call, collaboration programs run with the Performing
Arts Market in Seoul (PAMS), Asia Culture Center/Asia Culture Institute, Korea National University of Arts,
One Dance Culture Center in Bulgaria, and a variety of side events.