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Reporter : Park Ji-won
Wed, March 29, 2023 | 15:28
Forthcoming ChangMu dance festival to explore world hit by COVID-19 pandemic
The 27th ChangMu Performing Arts Festival will present 13 contemporary performances by local dance companies at the ARKO Arts Theater and Gangdong Arts Center from Aug. 25 to 29. Themed, “The width of the world, the depth of the perspective,” the five-day festival aims to explore our feelings on living amid the COVID-19 pandemic through the eyes of performing artists and danc...
Ryu Dance Company ties for 1st in int'l dance competition
Ryu Dance Company has tied for first prize at the International Folk Dance Competition “Golden Bridge” held on the sidelines of the 22nd International Buyukcekmece Culture and Art Festival in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, local time, sharing victory with Brazilian dance company CTG Rancho da Saudade.
[INTERVIEW] Italian director aims to express Korean sentiment 'han' in opera 'Nabucco'
“Nabucco,” an Italian-language classic opera composed by Giuseppe Verdi in 1841, will be presented by the Korea National Opera (KNO) at the renovated Haeoreum Grand Theater of the National Theater of Korea from Aug. 12 to 15 with a fresh interpretation by Italian director Stefano Poda.
World Music Festival to showcase 15 musicians in various genres
The state-run Asia Culture Center (ACC) will hold its three-day “12th ACC World Music Festival” in Gwangju and on online platforms from Aug. 20 to 22, featuring 15 musicians performing in various genres.
First-generation abstract painter Lee Joon dies at 101
Korea's first generation of abstract painters, Lee Joon, died of old age at 101 on Friday, according to The National Academy of Arts. Born in Namhae, South Gyeongsang Province in 1919, Lee went to Japan at the end of the 1930s and graduated in 1942 from the Pacific Art School, a private Western painting school attended by many Korean painters, such as Gu Bon-ung, Lee In-seong...
Korean Catholic Church comes under fire over allegations of priests' crimes
The Korean Catholic Church has come under fire for allegations of crimes committed by its clergymen recently, facing criticism for its poor handling of the case. Local broadcaster MBC reported last week that a priest, who is also the head of the Catholic Church-run SOS Children's Villages Korea, a non-government organization providing care for those children without family ca...
Singers in proxy war
A right-wing indie musician and a liberal rocker were caught in a war of words after the rocker assailed veteran trot music singer Na Hoon-a for holding three days of concerts in the southeastern city of Daegu from July 16-18 during the pandemic.
Discover and experience Korea's unique cultural and natural heritage nearby
Korea's culture is enjoying unprecedented global popularity, with phenomenal music sales, mesmerizing drama series, award-winning movies, addictive webtoons and creative food shows feeding insatiable appetites around the world. The hallyu (Korean wave) that began some 20 years ago is indeed still gathering energy and has not even reached its peak yet.
Korean tidal flats to join UNESCO Natural World Heritage list
“Getbol, Korean Tidal Flats” became the 15th South Korean entry to be inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage list, Monday; and the second natural heritage site here, following the “Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes,” designated in 2007.
Seven Koreans to compete in Chopin piano competition in Oct.
Seven South Korean nationals passed the preliminary round of the 18th Chopin Piano Competition held from July 12 to 23, and are set to compete in the main rounds and final round happening through to Oct. 20.