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Apr 30

World tour brings South Korean storyteller to Menlo Park

Posted on April 30, 2018 at 2:52 pm by Peter Ibrahim

Korea's first contemporary professional storyteller is on her international "K-Storytelling" tour, and will be stopping in Menlo Park on May 2 to share Korean tales and culture for all ages.

Seung Ah Kim is Korea's first contemporary professional storyteller, and the founder of Arirang Storytelling concert. She is now on her “K-Culture Storytelling World Tour,” with the goal of sharing Korean stories & culture with a million people around the world. She has traveled to the USA, Canada, Singapore, Italy, Greece, Malaysia, Kenya, India and Indonesia, sharing her love for Korean culture. Performing in beautiful traditional Korean garb, Seung Ah shares her stories in a dynamic and interactive way that is engaging for adults and children alike.

Seung Ah says her dream is to establish a Storytelling Foundation and Center in South Korea, organizing storytelling and arts events to share and preserve traditional culture and stories from all over the world. For now, though she will travel all over the world to share her stories.

Thanks to the Friends of the Menlo Park Library, Seung Ah Kim’s performance is free and will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, at the Main Library, located at 800 Alma Street.