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Reporter : Park Ji-won
Thu, October 21, 2021 | 13:53
Live music festivals announce lineups, gradually returning to regular concerts
Since last year, following the start of the ban on large gatherings due to the spread of COVID-19, regular music festivals have been forced to hold online concerts or cancel their events. As concerts cannot be held outside of designated music halls, under the strict Level 4 distancing measures, which have been in place in the Seoul and surrounding metropolitan region until Oc...
Asia Culture Week kicks off Friday
The 2021 Asia Culture Week will be held under the theme of “empathy” at the Asia Culture Center (ACC) in Gwangju from Friday to Oct. 24, to promote cooperation among Asian countries.
Korean National Ballet to present Balanchine's 'Jewels'
The Korean National Ballet (KNB) will showcase the full-length George Balanchine's “Jewels” for the first time in Korea. The KNB led by artistic director Kang Sue-jin will premiere the ballet choreographed by legendary choreographer and dancer Balanchine at the Seoul Arts Center from Oct. 20 to 24.
Vienna Philharmonic likely to perform in Seoul
The Vienna Philharmonic, one of the world's most prestigious orchestras, could perform in Korea next month, becoming the first foreign orchestra with more than 100 members to hold concerts in Korea since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
First commercial theatrical work of Korea reborn as immersive show
The National Jeongdong Theater has been at center of the establishment of public theater in Korea's modern history. Marking the 40th anniversary of the enthronement of the self-proclaimed Emperor Gojong, his Korean Empire founded Hyopyulsa, the first modern indoor theater, near Gwanghwamun, central Seoul in 1902, where they formed a group of legendary singers and musicians wh...
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.
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