Chuncheon International Mime Festival

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Country and Region South KoreaGangwon-do
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival Seoul, Gangwon-do, South Korea
Festival Contact Information

Chuncheon International Mime Festival
Mime House, 73-2, Ok Cheon Dong
Chuncheon, Gwangwondo
South Korea
Phone: 82-33-242-0585
Fax: 82-33-242-0584

Festival Description

Chuncheon International Mime Festival is an annual performing arts festival focusing on contemporary mime, phyisical and visual theatre, street theatre, and installation performance.

Festival Dates May 19 - 26, 2013
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Festival Story:

The Chuncheon International Mime Festival (CIMF) is an annual performing arts festival focusing on contemporary mime, physical, movement, object and visual theatre, street theatre, installation performance, and site-specific performance. The CIMF is a unique Asian contemporary visual theatre festival, in which the artists utilize physical expressions and gestures as well as show new and experimental performances.

The CIMF started out as the first Korea Mime Festival in 1989, and has developed into an international festival. Many mime groups from Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Thailand, the Netherlands, the U.S.A. and Korea have participated in the CIMF since 1994.

The CIMF, which will present its 18th festival in 2006, has been recognized as an Excellent Culture and Tour Festival, and honored as one of the best Korean Festivals for 6 years in a row since 2001 by the The CIMF is the headquarters of the Asia Mime Federation founded in 2002, which is a network organization for Asian mime and related artists to develop Asian mime, to exchange artistic information between Asian countries, and to promote Asian traditional movement. The CIMF is a full member of Association of Asian Performing Arts Festivals which aims to foster understanding, exchange and co-operation among Asian festivals within the fields of artistic direction, marketing, touring and operational and administrative planning.


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Practical Info:

  • Recieved the Dokkebi Award 2007
  • Mime House (small studio), Bomnae Theatre (small theatre), Out-door stage or any place in Gosumdochi island
City information:

Chuncheon is located in the middle of the Korean Peninsula, at the point where the upper stream of the Han River joins the Soyang River. It takes about one and a half hours by train or bus to Chuncheon from Seoul, the capital of South Korea. Chuncheon is surrounded by lakes on three sides, thus boasting beautiful scenery. Chuncheon means ‘spring river’, and springtime, when the festival takes place, is the most beautiful season. As the city of festivals, Chuncheon has hosted many international performing arts festival such as the Chuncheon International Mime Festival, the Chuncheon Puppet Festival and the Chuncheon International Theatre Festival.


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