Reappointment ritual


Kang Sue-jin has been appointed as the artistic director of the Korean National Ballet for the fourth time. Kang, a former prima ballerina of Germany’s Stuttgart Ballet, will serve her role as the artistic director for a total of 12 years, until 2026. "While I was tired when I first heard [about the news of] serving more, I decided to [take the role] and cheer up once again because I love the ballet company," said Kang. Pictured is Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Bo-gyoon, left, presenting the appointment certificate to Kang on Wednesday. [NEWS1]