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Reporter : Park Ji-won
Wed, October 5, 2022 | 14:57
Plays, performances on labor issues hit stages
A series of plays and dance performances focusing on the lives and deaths of factory workers are running in local theaters in June and July. The musical, “1976 Harlan County,” which runs from May 28 to July 4 at the Chungmu Arts Center, revolves around miners in the United States who went on strike against their employer in 1973. The piece is inspired by the Oscar-winning doc...
'The Taming of the Shrew' to undergo revision after criticism of being disablist
The revised version of the ballet, “The Taming of the Shrew,” which was originally choreographed by John Cranco based on Shakespeare's work of the same title, will be presented during the 11th Ballet Festival Korea, which will be held at the Seoul Arts Center from June 15 to 30, after facing a backlash from audiences that it is disablist.
Album honors legendary singer-songwriter Kim Min-ki
A tribute album honoring legendary singer-songwriter, Kim Min-ki, will be partially released on Sunday 6 p.m. via music streaming platforms, the GyeongGi Cultural Foundation said. The state-run foundation said it will release the first set of songs, which include four of Kim's songs sung by four different singers: “Facing the Barbed Wire Fence,“ sung by Maytree, “A Song of an...
Harmonicist to team up with orchestra
Harmonicist Park Jong-seong is set to show the versatility of the instrument in his upcoming performance with an orchestra. Park, the first Korean ever to win first prize at the World Harmonica Festival in 2009, will be playing various pieces such as composer Kim Hyun-joon's harmonica concerto titled “Harmonica Memorial,” and James Moody's “Toledo, Spanish Fantasy” with PRIME...
Korean children's books win big at Bologna Children's Book Fair
Lee Gee-eun's book “Iparapa Yamooyamoo” won the prestigious BolognaRagazzi Award in the comics/early reader category held on the sidelines of the 58th Bologna Children's Book Fair, the world's largest children's book expo and one of the most prestigious events of its kind.
[INTERVIEW] Migrant workers' lives explored in dance performance, 'A Seventh Man'
“A Seventh Man,” a dance piece by choreographer Jung Young-doo dealing with migrant workers, will be performed again, 11 years following its creation in 2010. The work, inspired by the book with the same title, “A Seventh Man,” (1975) a book by John Berger and Jean Mohr about the lives of migrant workers in Europe, explores the movements of people and their emotions working a...
KBS' survey results about license fee hike raise eyebrows
The results of a recent survey by the state-run national public broadcaster, Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), showing support for increasing TV license fees, have bewildered many people, because they contradict similar surveys conducted recently.
[INTERVIEW] 'Beetlejuice' restaging director says 'Seoul run will be highlight of my career'
“Beetlejuice,” the musical adaptation of Tim Burton's 1988 film, which premiered on Broadway in 2019, will hit Korea from June 18 to Aug. 7 at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, which is its first run outside of Broadway.
Korean musicals shine brighter as domestic market grows
An office worker who asked to be named only by her surname of Choi said that she became one of the avid watchers of the Korean musical, “Marie Curie.” She watched it twice.
Korean music industry falls victim to Chinese labels' copyright infringements
Amid a tense social atmosphere in which China's government and nationalists are laying claim to some elements of Korean culture - from kimchi and samgyetamg to hanbok - Korean netizens have recently discovered that China-based musicians and labels have been infringing on several K-pop artists' copyrights on YouTube. Chinese companies have claimed they own the copyrights to g....