POSTED: Thursday July 2nd 2015
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PyeongChang 2018 announces Executive Creative Director for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games

Executive Creative Director for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, Mr. SONG Seung-whan / POCOG
Executive Creative Director for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, Mr. SONG Seung-whan / POCOG

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Seoul, July 2, 2015 - The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG, President Yang-Ho Cho) announced today that Mr. SONG Seung-whan has been selected as Executive Creative Director for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. He is currently CEO & Executive Artistic Director of PMC Production based in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Starting his career as an actor for both theatre and television, Song has a wealth of experience in putting on performances and also of their broadcasting requirements. In 1997, he created Korea's No.1 non-verbal performance "Nanta (also known as Cookin' or Cookin' Nanta)," the longest-running show in Korean history which has gathered an audience of over 10 million since its premiere. The performance made its international debut at the 1999 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it received an award for best performance.

POCOG wanted a personality as the Executive Creative Director who is both creative and capable of coordinating the various aspects required to stage a world-class performance.

In addition to Song's experience and numerous creative achievements, his strong understanding of the audience and broadcasting, his wide network within the creative arts industry, and his ability to manage big projects and organizations are essential qualities that POCOG benchmarked for the position.

Newly appointed Director Song expressed his aspirations that "It is a great honor to join PyeongChang 2018 as Executive Creative Director for the 2018 Olympic Games' Ceremonies. I will devote my best efforts to orchestrate exciting and memorable Ceremonies."

POCOG President Yang-Ho Cho expressed his excitement saying "I am very pleased to have SONG Seung-whan on board with us. His experience and creative talent will prove to be valuable assets in producing Ceremonies that will harmoniously connect our passion, tradition and cosmopolitan culture to the international audience."
Following the announcement of Executive Creative Directors for both Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2018, POCOG plans to compose the creative teams filled with outstanding Korean cultural talents and the highest-qualified international experts.

About POCOG

The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) will host the XXIII edition of the Olympic Winter Games on 9-25 February 2018. Over 80 countries and 6,000 athletes are expected to take part in the first Olympic Winter Games to be held in Asia in 20 years. Seven sports comprising 15 disciplines will be on the official program.

The PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games will take place on 9-18 March 2018, with approximately 50 countries and 690 athletes competing. Five sports are on the Paralympic program.
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Keywords · PyeongChang 2018 · Winter Olympics · Paralympics · SONG Seung whan


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