On April 3, 2015, an agreement of mutual exchange for the performing arts was made between Hanyang University(HYU) and Bolivia, commemorating 50 years of diplomatic ties for Korea and the South American country. After Guadalupe Pallomeke, the Bolivian Ambassador to Korea, observed a performance by HYU’s international students last year, she suggested a performing arts exchange to each university.
Through this agreement, HYU’s theater group, Hanyang Repertory, and of its counterpart at Bolivia Catholic University, Teatro Grito, will perform in each other’s country during the period between July and August in 2015. Hanyang Repertory will first visit Bolivia from July 13 to 28 and perform in three cities. Then, Teatro Grito will visit Korea from August 17 to 31 to perform in Seoul, Daegu, and Busan. The two performing groups are preparing their respective plays with the common theme of “Mother Earth,” which everyone can share no matter what they are from.
Each group will use both Korean and Spanish to bridge the language barrier and address possible cultural differences between the two countries. Also, they express their performance not only using words but gestures.