About the Seoul Performing Arts Company (SPAC)
-SEOUL PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY(SPAC)
A public organisation under the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, SPAC was initially launched as the 88 Seoul Performing Arts Company in 1986. Throughout its 30-year history, SPAC has presented an annual programme of 3~4 original productions, successfully establishing itself as a major cradle of performing arts in Korea. SPAC’s achievements include staging gamugeuk, a unique form of music theatre in Korea, and serving as a cultural ambassador through various international exchanges. At the same time, SPAC contributes to the public’s enjoyment of culture and arts by touring locally. Furthermore, SPAC continues to cultivate the next generation of theatre professionals through its education programme.
SPAC presents an eclectic array of high-quality productions in the style of gamugeuk, a unique genre of music theatre in Korea. The country’s remarkable history and key figures provide fascinating subject matters, and the combination of Korean dance upholding and fostering traditional values, modern art and popular numbers that appeal to contemporary audiences results in a highly accomplished form of performing arts.