From September 20 to 21, 2019, the State Republican Academic Korean Theater of Musical Comedy tour took place in the city of Karaganda. For residents and guests of the city, the theater showed a theatrical performance of “Be Blessed Forever!” Dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Koreans living in Kazakhstan. The directors of this performance are Nadezhda Kim and Elena Kim. In this performance, all genres of our Korean theater were collected, these are dramatic, vocal and choreographic numbers. The narrative of the performance begins from ancient times to the present day. Theater artists showed all the beauty of ancient Korea, then resettlement to the Far East, gratitude to the Kazakh people during the deportation, years of severe war, and finally our modern life today. The numbers smoothly changed one after another, as if the history of the life of the Korean ethnic group was turning over. Bright colorful national costumes, the inimitable play of actors, the unique voices of vocalists, and choreographic compositions did not leave anyone indifferent in the hall. The performance went to a full house. Grateful spectators did not get tired of applauding the artists. Exciting and indelible impressions on the audience were left by the episodes shown by the artists when the Korean people suffered deportation. The spectators of the older generation present in the hall, eyewitnesses of those difficult times, looked at everything that happened on the stage, with tears, remembering that tragic time.
It was very gratifying for the artists of our theater to see such honored guests as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to Kazakhstan, Kim Dae Sik, Deputy of the Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the “Association of Koreans of Kazakhstan” R.U.Kim, President of the Association Koreans of Kazakhstan” S.G. Ogai and others.
It was a significant event, during the days of our tour the ethnocultural association of Koreans of the Karaganda region celebrated its 30th anniversary from the date of formation, our theater is connected with it by 20 years of friendship and cooperation. I sincerely congratulate our fellow countrymen on the anniversary date and wish you creative success, well-being and prosperity in our big friendly family, whose name is Kazakhstan!