Seoul to keep leaders’ spouse busy with music, dance

March 26th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS  

Seoul, March 26 (IANS) Spouses of world leaders who are here for the two-day nuclear summit will get to enjoy traditional music and dance, including a performance by an 18-year-old pianist who was among the top performers at a Tchaikovsky competition in Russia.

The organisers will showcase traditional cultural performances that includes Hallyu, reported Korea JoongAng Daily.

There will be a classical music performance at the National Museum of Korea by young musicians including 18-year-old pianist Cho Sung-jin who stood third in the 2011 Tchaikovsky Competition in Russia.

The spouses Tuesday will watch the “Queen’s Morning”, a hanbok — a traditional Korean wear — performance by ballerina Kim Joo-won.

They will also get to watch K-pop group, JYJ, and young ballad singer Sung Si-kyung .

“It is a good opportunity to present the performances by young Korean artists to the spouses of top leaders who are gathering from all over the world,” organizers were quoted as saying.

Of the 58 visiting top leaders for the summit, 17 are bringing their spouses.

While the world leaders debate matters of great urgency and get to eat a relatively
simple meal, the chefs are not holding themselves back when it comes to preparing food for the spouses.

The spouses get to eat kimchi jeon (kimchi pancake), nokdu jeon (mung bean pancake), japchae (glass noodles mixed with vegetables), Korean traditional tea and Korean traditional snacks.

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