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Mr. Jong-Ho Lee

SIDance Festival (Seoul International Dance Festival), Artistic Director and Founder Seoul, South Korea

Biography

As well as being the Artistic Director and Founder of SIDance Festival (Seoul International Dance Festival), Mr LEE is also the President of Seoul Section of the Int’l Dance Council CID-UNESCO and Co-President of Association of Asia Pacific Arts Festivals (AAPAF). He began his career as a reporter at the “Courrier de la Corée,” a French weekly published in Korea. During his career at YONHAP News Agency, he has been assigned to many posts, a reporter on the city desk, a foreign correspondent in Brussels, and his most recent position, vice president until March, 2009. He has been active in reviewing the performing arts since 1980. He established Seoul Section of the Int’l Dance Council CID (Conseil International de la Danse) in 1996. His tireless devotion to this group led the success of the 13th CID-UNESCO General Assembly held in Seoul in 1998. And its related event, SIDance (Seoul International Dance Festival), has been an annual event ever since, held every autumn.