Congratulations on opening the “K-Ballet World,” a representative Korean ballet festival where ballet stars from all over the world gather to present astonishing performances.
To the audience who came to the festival, it is a pleasure to meet you all. Notable creative ballet groups and stars from Korea and abroad have been showing up on this stage to display the sentiments and charm of ballet. This year, internationally renowned groups, including the Kremlin Ballet of Russia, will also be showing elegant performances. There will be ballet performances with commentaries that guide the audience to have an entire view of the range from Renaissance to the modern times, from the royal family to the commoners, from the East to the West, and from history to today.
In order to expand the foundation for ballet and provide opportunities for the local residents to enjoy culture and art, many special programs and events are planned in accordance to the different tastes of the audience, such as the outdoor ballet concert, ballet market & exhibition, and seminars.
I hope that as an event open to everyone to appreciate, “2016 K-Ballet World” will become a kind of festival that can promote interaction and communication. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will also strive to make Korea into a country of flourishing cultures, where all the citizens can take delight in culture and art, including ballet, in their everyday lives.
I would like to offer words of appreciation and encouragement to everyone in the operating committee for working with great effort for the “2016 K-Ballet World.” I wish that this event will be remembered by everyone who loves art and ballet as a beautiful and valuable moment.