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Wed, October 5, 2022 | 14:30
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.
Dancers, artists urge gov't to include dance classes in school
A group of dancers including Kang Sue-jin, artistic director of the Korean National Ballet, actor Park Sang-won, professor of the Seoul Institute of the Arts and Kim Bo-ram, artistic director of Ambiguous Dance Company urged the government to introduce dance classes in elementary and middle schools as part of their efforts to expand the rights for students to receive an arts ...
Letters of Korea's first Catholic priest published in English
Marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Saint Andrew Kim Dae-geon (1821-46), the Research Foundation of Korean Church History under the Archdiocese of Seoul has published an English translation of “The Letters of Saint Andrew Kim Dae-geon,” one of the three memorial books on his activities as an important early figure in the Catholic Church in Korea.
Progressive Protestants, Catholics launch solidarity network for anti-discrimination law
Protestants and Catholics joined hands to launch a Christian solidarity network to support passage of an anti-discrimination bill, amid a backlash from conservative Christians against sexual minorities.
More human sacrifice evidence unearthed at Gyeongju palace site
The remains of a woman believed to have been killed as a human sacrifice in her 20s as early as the 4th century have been uncovered along with a bracelet, a necklace, a vessel and animal bones, at the Wolseong Palace excavation site in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province, the Gyeongju National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage (GNRICH) revealed, Tuesday.
Plays starring veteran actors to hit theaters this fall
A series of plays performed by veteran actors and put together by skilled production teams will hit local theaters in fall, moving people's hearts with their mature performances. The play, “Manseon: The Yearning of a Fisherman,” written by Chun Seung-se and performed by the National Theater of Korea (NTCK), is currently running at the NTCK from Sept. 3 to 19.
Nat'l Dance Company seeks to share wisdom inspired by yin & yang, 5 elements amid COVID-19
The National Dance Company of Korea has released its new choreography “Five” made by its artistic director Sohn In-young to address environmental problems through the perspectives of yin and yang and the five elements amid COVID-19.
Pianist Cho Seong-jin releases Chopin album with intent, feels grateful to meet audiences amid pandemic
Had it not been for the COVID-19 pandemic, pianist Cho Seong-jin, the winner of the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition, would have been one of the busiest pianists in Korea and the world holding solo recitals and concerts with renowned orchestras.
Media art exhibitions featuring pandemic-hit world on display in Asia's first Vatican-approved shrine
Seosomun Shrine History Museum located near Seoul Station is a historic site known as one of the key holy grounds in Korea where up to 44 people were martyred during the suppression of the Catholic Church in Korea during the Joseon period. Due to the historic meaning of the site, it was designated as the Asia's first Vatican-approved shrine in 2018 and the Pope Francis visite...
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