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Tired of bustling big city life, urbanites explore rural lifestyles during weekends
Park So-yeon, 28, a yoga instructor in Seoul, leaves the city for a house located near Mount Gyeryong in South Chungcheong Province, about 140 kilometers southwest of Seoul, once she is done with her busy workweek.
Seoul International Dance Festival to be held
The 24th Seoul International Dance Festival (SIDance2021), hosted by Seoul Section of the UNESCO International Dance Council (CID-UNESCO), will be held from Oct. 16 to Nov. 14 at various locations in Seoul and through online platforms.
Co-worshipping: Churches share worship hall amid pandemic
At the end of the 19th century, Christianity was something to be eradicated by the Confucian Joseon Kingdom and therefore many believers, priests and pastors were persecuted for their commitment to the teachings of Christ following the establishment of the peninsula's first Protestant church in 1883.
Nat'l gugak center to focus on original form of traditional music
People's attention to traditional music is likely higher than ever thanks to the popularity of the so-called fusion gugak (Korean traditional music) genre. A video of Leenalchi, an alternative pop band, has already exceeded 15.3 million views on YouTube, and one of a series of promotional videos from the Korea Tourism Organization featuring the band and its music exceeded 47....
Yoido Full Gospel Church founder Cho Yong-gi dies
Rev. Cho Yong-gi, founder and senior pastor of the Yoido Full Gospel Church, died Tuesday. He was 85. The pastor emeritus passed away at 7:13 a.m. in Seoul National University Hospital due to a brain hemorrhage, the church said. The church is the largest single congregation in the world and is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records. Cho had been hospitalized due to ...
NTCK's multimedia play to be showcased for roaming audience
The National Theater Company of Korea (NTCK) will showcase a new COVID-19-friendly form of tour-like multimedia play that invites its audience to move around outside of the theater, showcasing a VR performance about poet Yi Sang (1910-37), the 1930s and present.
Catholic Church joins net zero drive
The Catholic Diocese of Suwon consisting of 222 churches in the region pledged to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2040 by using renewable energy in its facilities.
Number of regular churchgoers declines while pastors, church numbers increase
Churches have needed to close their doors to worshippers due to the tightened social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic, banning people from church-related activities, such as face-to-face worship services and other gatherings.
National Changgeuk Company of Korea performs hybrid media art adaptation of traditional pansori folktale
The “Heungbuga” is one of five surviving pansori (a traditional Korean genre of storytelling performed by a singer and drummer), stories that have largely been performed by singers known as “soriggun” in Korean, and enjoyed by the public since the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910). Many artists have performed the story, which revolves around the poor family of Heungbu (also known as...
[INTERVIEW] Belgian filmmaker explores why young Koreans are dominating classical music
It is no longer a rarity to hear about Koreans sweeping international classical music competitions. Just recently, pianists Park Jae-hong and Kim Do-hyun won the first and second prizes, respectively, at the 63rd Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition in Italy, one of the most prestigious piano competitions in the world.
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