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Aug 05, 2019

South Korean pop culture in focus at the Sziget Festival

South Korea’s Idiotape, the creative circus group BONGnJOULE and a street theater performance by Elephants Laugh will be part of the line up at the festival between August 7th and 13th.

The Sziget Festival kicks off on Wednesday and will include some unexpected new additions to the line up this year.

South Korea’s Idiotape, male dance troupe Modern Table, the creative circus group BONGnJOULE and a street theater performance by Elephants Laugh will be part of the line up at the festival between August 7th and 13th.

The electro-rock group Idiotape will play at the Europe Stage on August 9th. Their music reflects influences from 1960s and 1970s Korean rock, as well as The Doors, Radiohead, Metallica and Pantera.

According to MTI, the contemporary male dance troupe Modern Table will perform a piece entitled Darkness Poomba at the Theatre and Dance Tent on August 10th and 11th.

The Elephants Laugh troupe will perform at Sziget during their European tour. Their performance dubbed Muljil was inspired by the female divers of Jeju Island and they will present it at the Theatre and Dance Tent, on August 8th and 9th.

The creative circus BONGnJOULE will show a performance dubbed The Road to Heaven at the Cirque du Sziget outdoor stage daily between August 8th and 13th.

Professional trainers from the K-Pop Academy will also offer free singing and dance course to those who wish to learn about Korea and its pop culture.

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