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Seoul kids to enjoy Israeli dance

Jan. 8, 2012 - 15:49 By Korea Herald
Kids in Korea have the chance to enjoy dance from Israel this week -- in an adaptation of a classic children’s book.

The performance “A Flat for Rent” is based on a children’s story by Hebrew author and poet Leah Goldberg.

The show by Israel’s Kibbutz Dance Ensemble reinterprets the famous story of quarreling neighbors -- a hen, cuckoo, squirrel, cat and mouse -- living in the same building. The colorful dance performance promises to tell what happens when the mouse packs up and vacates the apartment one day.

The show has been brought to Seoul to celebrate Israel’s 50 years of diplomatic relations with Korea.

The Mofa Theater production is part of the 2012 ASSITEJ (International Association of Theater for Children and Young People) Korea International Winter Festival.

The Mofa Theater was established 20 years ago to bring children and teenagers closer to art. It aims to spark debate on issues relevant to Israeli society by training kids to be active and critical observers of the world around them.

There shall be two performances of “A Flat for Rent” on both Jan. 10 and 11, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The final show shall be staged on Jan. 12 at 1 p.m.

Daehangno Arts Theater is located a short walk from Seoul’s Hyehwa Subway Station exit 2 go to for further information.