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Sun, December 10, 2023 | 10:09
Universal Ballet to present 'Giselle' in October
The Universal Ballet Company will present its performance of “Giselle” at the Seoul Arts Center from Oct. 29 to 31. The work was performed online last year due to the pandemic. The classic ballet that was first performed in 1841 with music composed by Adolphe Adam is one of the works the ballet company has been widely known for since “Giselle's” first performance in Korea in ...
Odaesan Mountain Culture Festival to give sneak peek at Buddhism-inspired musical
Audiences will be able to see a part of the musical, “Lepaka Muryang,” inspired by Buddhism during the 18th Odaesan Mountain Culture Festival, an annual event held by the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism to promote Korean Buddhist culture at Woljeongsa Temple in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province from Oct. 8 to 10. The temple is one of Korea's five biggest temples and a cultural rel...
[INTERVIEW] 'Hadestown' director hopes for Seoul run to show solidarity amid pandemic
The musical “Hadestown,” the winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards including Best New Musical and the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, hit the stage in Korea for the first time outside of Broadway last month and will be run at LG Arts Center through Feb. 27 next year.
Korea Day event held to promote intercultural exchanges in Seoul
The 2021 Korea Day Festival & Celebration event, a cultural festival aimed to promote Korean culture and create opportunities for gatherings between the 85 million people on the Korean Peninsula and 7.5 million in other countries, was held in Seoul on Oct. 3 marking the National Foundation Day which fell on the same day.
2022 Spring-summer Seoul Fashion Week to be held online
The 2022 spring-summer Seoul Fashion Week will be held online from Oct. 7 to 15, with Korea's major and emerging designers presenting their collections at historic locations in Seoul.
Theater companies offer discounts to vaccinated audiences
As the COVID-19 vaccination rate increases in Korea, theatrical play and musical production companies, which have been hit hard by the pandemic, have started to offer discounts to vaccinated audiences to promote their shows as the government seeks to introduce a “living with COVID-19” scheme by November, shifting focus to treating serious cases only.
National Chorus of Korea to sing historic narrative of Hangeul's creation
The National Chorus of Korea (NCK) will showcase an original chorus performance specially made to mark the 575th anniversary of the creation of Hangeul, the Korean alphabet.
Quinteto Astor Piazzolla holds national tour in Korea
Quinteto Astor Piazzolla, a repertory group founded by Laura Escalada Piazzolla, widow of the legendary tango composer Astor Piazzolla, will tour Korea as part of its world tour marking the 100th anniversary of Piazzolla's birth. It has been the first performance since its visit to Korea in 2019 and the only Asian stop for the international tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic s...
Two Beethoven specialist pianists to tour Korea in October
There's good news for classical music fans who missed performances in 2020 marking the 250th anniversary of the birth of German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some upcoming performances are featuring renowned pianists and Beethoven specialists from outside of Korea.
'It's Okay to Not Be Okay,' 'I-LAND' nominated for 2021 International Emmy Awards
TvN's series, “It's Okay to Not Be Okay,” and Mnet's audition show, “I-LAND,” have been nominated for this year's International Emmy Awards, which are given to non-U.S. shows and actors. The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (IATAS) announced Thursday the list of nominees including the two Korean shows.