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BIPAF 2022
he 19th Busan International Performing Arts Festival
BIPAF 2022
Leading spring festival in Busan,
Busan International Performing Arts Festival!
Event Title The 19th Busan International Performing Arts Festival, 2022
Dates 10th Jun (Fri) ~ 19th Jun (Sun) 2022 <10 days>
Venues Busan Cinema Center, Haeundae Cultural Center, APEC Naru Park, Haneulbaram Theatre, Space Theater, Yeolrin Art Hall, Small Theater Exit No. 6, Lemon Tree Theater / Online Video Platform (Youtube, Naver TV)
Participation 70 pieces from 8 countries
Participating
Countries
Colombia, Spain, Germany, Finland, Switzerland, Israel, UK, Korea <8 Countries>
Programs Opening & Closing Ceremonies / Opening & Closing Celebrating Performances / Invitational Performance / Dynamic Street / The Regional Win-Win Challenge “Cheer up, Busan!” / 10 Minute Open Plays / Fringe / Art Market & Art Experience / “Be Together, Youth!” / Youth Theater Festival
Host Busan Metropolitan City
Supervision Busan International Performing Arts Festival Organizing Committee, Busan Cinema Center, Haeundae Cultural Center
Sponsor Korea Exchange, Busan Bank, Ko In-beom Flower Delivery, KYOBO Life
Festival Purpose
1) The Extension of the Right to Enjoy Local Culture
For the past 18 years, BIPAF has been at the forefront of selecting and organizing outstanding performances from around the world and promising domestic theatre companies. Through various genres of performing arts such as non-verbal, physical and street plays, we look forward to a leap toward Busan, a city of cultural enjoyment where Busan citizens can feel cultural pride.
2) A Leap to a Ubiquitous Festival
Due to the long-term Covid-19 crisis last year, BIPAF held the festival both on-site and online to ensure that everyone could enjoy the festival together. We would like to maintain this model by reflecting the growing interest in hybrid events that combine online and on-site. In addition, we hold festivals in various places such as Haeundae Cultural Center, APEC Naru Park, Haneulbaram Theatre, Space Theater, Yeolrin Art Hall, Small Theater Exit No. 6, and Lemon Tree Theater to make a festival that can be enjoyed together anytime, anywhere.
3) Contributions to the Development of Local Theatres
BIPAF has been working hard to develop audiences so that Busan citizens can approach theatre plays more easily for co-prosperity with the Busan theatre industry. At this year's BIPAF, we will support local art companies suffering from the prolonged Covid-19 through the Regional Win-win Challenge "Cheer-up Busan!" and offer our condolences to Busan citizens through artistic works by Busan local art companies.
4) Contributions to the Expansion of Cultural Exchanges at the Private Level
BIPAF has been hosting festivals for the past 18 years, and has contributed to the expansion of private exchanges by establishing networks with various organizations in Korea and other countries. Based on the result of forming a nationwide network through an official agreement with the Korea Theatre Association and signing an official agreement with Avignon Off Festival, a world-renowned performing arts festival, we hope to contribute to the expansion of cultural exchanges in Busan.
Overview
Event Title The 19th Busan International Performing Arts Festival, 2022
Dates 10th Jun (Fri) ~ 19th Jun (Sun) 2022 <10 days>
Venues Busan Cinema Center, Haeundae Cultural Center, APEC Naru Park, Haneulbaram Theatre, Space Theater, Yeolrin Art Hall, Small Theater Exit No. 6, Lemon Tree Theater / Online Video Platform (Youtube, Naver TV)
Participation 70 pieces from 8 countries
Participating
Countries
Colombia, Spain, Germany, Finland, Switzerland, Israel, Korea < 7 Countries >
Performance
Program
○ Invitational Performance
10th Jun (Fri) ~ 19th Jun (Sun) 2022 <10 days>
Indoor Performance (Busan Cinema Center Haneulyeon Theatre, Haeundae Cultural Center Haeun Hall, Haneulbaram Theatre, Space Theater, Yeolrin Art Hall, Small Theater Exit No. 6, Lemon Tree Theater)
Outdoor Performance (APEC Naru Park, Busan Cinema Center Outdoor Area)
Online Streaming (YouTube Naver TV)

Opening & Closing Performances <Busan Cinema Center Haneulyeon Theatre>
10th Jun (Fri) ~ 11th Jun (Sat)
[Opening Performance] EQUUS (Korea, Shilhum Theatre Company)
18th Jun (Sat) ~ 19th Jun (Sun)
[Closing Performance] The Darling (Korea, Mulkyul)

- Invitational Performance <Haeundae Cultural Center Haeun Hall>
12th Jun (Sun) ~ 13th Jun (Mon)
Take the Last Train and Watch the Sunset (Korea, Geugdan Ter)

- International Invited Performances (Indoor / Street Performance) <Online Streaming>
10th Jun (Fri) ~ 19th Jun (Sun) 2022 <10 days>
Don Juan - comedy by Moliere (Germany, Schauspiel Stuttgart)
Error 404 (Spain, Ángeles de Trapo)
LOL (lots of love) (UK, Luca Silvestrini’s Protein)
Manu or The Illusion of Time (Colombia, Casa del Silencio)
Trashpeze (Finland, Wise Fools)
#Fashion (Switzerland, Jan HimSelf)
SUHDE (Finland, Company Kate & Pasi)
LITTLE LOVE MACHINE (Israel, Ornan Braier)

- Korean Invited Performance (Streeet / Opening & Closing Celebrating Performance)
MYSTERIOUS (Korea, GOONIES COMPANY)
Amazing Show (Korea, Namu the Magician)
The Sprit of Fire (Korea, Artofmagic)
Korea Goblin Show (Korea, MarvelousMotion)

○ Opening & Closing Ceremonies
- Opening Ceremony <10th Jun (Fri) 19:30 Busan Cinema Center Haneulyeon Theatre>
- CLOSING Ceremony <19th Jun (Sun) 17:00 Busan Cinema Center Haneulyeon Theatre>

○ Dynamic Street (Street Performance Contest Program)
18th Jun (Sat) ~ 19th Jun (Sun) <APEC Naru Park, Busan Cinema Center Outdoor Area>
- 7 Korean Teams | Scheduled twice a day
BBOX!!! (Korea, Clown Box)
A Young Carpenter with Marionette (Korea, Theater Pinksocks)
Magic Juggling Show (Korea, Magic Juggling)
The Bloom (Korea, MLC)
TRASH CLEANER (Korea, JUGGLMAN)
<Sound Factory>_Play Your Daily Routine! (Korea, HADA Artcompany)
Bloom.... (Korea, Oriental Magic Theatre DAM)

○ The Regional Win-Win Challenge “Cheer up, Busan!” (Busan Regional Arts Group Program)
11th Jun (Sat) ~ 12th Jun (Sun) / 15th Jun (Wed) ~ 16th Jun (Tur) <Haneulbaram Theatre, Small Theater Exit No. 6>
One Green Onion and One Tofu (Korea, Theatre NURIE)
The Story of Boknyeo (Korea, Theater Company Odyssey)
Public Participating Program ○ 10 Minute Open Plays (Public Participating Program)
10th Jun (Fri) ~ 19th Jun (Sun) <Online Streaming>
- 11 Performances | Streamed on the BIPAF Online Platform (YouTube, Naver TV)
- Participating Groups: Middle/High School Theater Club, Unibersity’s Non-major Student Theater Club, Disabled Self – support Center, Welfare Centers, Non-major Workers Theater Company, etc.


○ Fringe

○ Art Market & Art Experience Zone
Youth Support Program ○ Be Together, Youth! (Program for Young Performing Arts Organizations in Busan)
12th Jun (Sun) ~ 15th Jun (Sat) / 17th Jun (Fri) ~ 18th Jun (Sat) <Space Theater, Yeolrin Art Hall, Lemon Tree Theater>
Celebration Cake (Korea, JBplayce)
Autumn Fireflies (Korea, Busan Theater Production DONGNUK)
Roommate (Korea, ICONTACT)

○ Youth Theater Festival (Youth Participating Program)
10th Jun (Fri) ~ 19th Jun (Sun) <Online Streaming>
- 9 Performances | Streamed on the BIPAF Online Platform (YouTube, Naver TV)
- Participating Groups: University students enrolled in performance-related departments across the country

Host Busan Metropolitan City
Supervision Busan International Performing Arts Festival Organizing Committee, Busan Cinema Center, Haeundae Cultural Center
Sponsor Korea Exchange, Busan Bank, Ko In-beom Flower Delivery, KYOBO Life