Explore K-Culture: Exciting Events at KCC This June and July

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Weekly events are in full swing at the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC)!

KCC is thrilled to unveil a series of vibrant K-culture events happening throughout June and July. From traditional performances and webtoon exhibits to K-drama concerts and K-pop festivities, there’s something for every K-culture fan.

Here’s a closer look at what’s coming up:

Korea Festival in Cebu

Join us for the Cebu leg of the “K-Culture Next Door: 2024 Korean Festival” on June 15 and 16. The festival begins with an opening ceremony at 2 PM at the Sky Hall, with activities running from 10 AM to 8 PM at the Mountain Wing Atrium. Immerse yourself in a blend of traditional and contemporary Korean experiences and performances—all for free! Highlights include:

  • The Jeju Special Self-Governing Provincial Dance Company, showcasing unique performances from Jeju.
  • K-Tigers, Korea’s fusion taekwondo team, delivering an exhilarating contemporary performance.
  • The University of Cebu Dance Company, presenting a repertoire of traditional Filipino dance.

K-Comics World Tour

Explore the evolving world of Korean webtoons at our “K-Comics World Tour,” running from June 21 to August 10 at the Groundspace Gallery, The M in BGC from 9 AM to 6 PM. Hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) and the Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA), discover how webtoons shape Korea’s entertainment industry, featuring popular K-drama adaptations like “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim” and “Red Sleeve.” Entrance is free, and no registration is required.

A Webtoon workshop will also take place on the opening date, June 21. Interested participants may register until June 14 through: bit.ly/KComicsWorkshop.

K-Drama OST Concert

Celebrate your love for K-dramas with the “OST Symphony: K-drama in Concert” featuring the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra. This first-of-its-kind concert in the Philippines, organized by KCC in collaboration with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), will take place on June 29 at 2 PM at the Metropolitan Theater, Manila. Relive memories of beloved K-dramas and reserve your seats at bit.ly/ostsymphony.

KPOP Academy

Dance to the beat of K-pop in our July events, starting with the KPOP Academy. This inaugural academy in the Philippines offers interested applicants a chance to register until Thursday, June 13 via bit.ly/KPOPAcademy. Featured mentors include:

  • Jihoon from AUSPICIOUS, a seasoned choreographer and dancer who has worked with SM Entertainment and PLEDIS Entertainment, and performed with idols like SHINee’s Onew, Tomorrow X Together, and EXO.
  • Ciel from ACE DANCE STUDIO, the Performance Director of Dreamcatcher, who has trained idols like Dalshabet and ‘Masked Singer’ Sohyang.
  • Adding more excitement, the five-member P-pop group KAIA will grace the students on their recital day.

Everyone’s KPOP: Manila

Experience the energy of K-pop at “Everyone’s KPOP: Manila” on July 6 at the Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall. This event is dedicated to all K-pop and non-K-pop fans, featuring the annual K-pop Cover Dance Festival, with the winner earning a trip to Korea for the finals. Enjoy a variety of fan club booths, stage games, and experiences throughout the day.