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Reporter : Park Ji-won
Sun, November 28, 2021 | 23:02
Performance recreates 1902 feast for Gojong of Korea
The National Gugak Center has been showcasing the reinterpretation of “Yajinyeon,” a night feast held at the royal palace in April of 1902, held by the prince or son of Gojong of Korea to celebrate his father joining the “Giroso,” an agency for high-ranking civil officials over 70 years of age. The national event included dance and music performances and traditional rituals. ...
Upcycling boom in fashion: designers take action to reduce textile waste
The pandemic has become a turning point for fashion labels as local designers have begun to search their souls to figure out if there is any way they are responsible for the spread of COVID-19. Some conclude designers and fashion brands are not immune from responsibility because every year billions of tons of textile waste ends up in landfills.
179 members of state-run art troupes found violating terms of employment
Up to 179 members of six state-run art troupes have been found to be in violation of regulations prohibiting them from having a second job, according to data.
Performing arts scene resorts to star power amid pandemic
The ticket price of “The Ice,” a thriller play revolving around the death of a woman which will be performed at Seongnam Arts Center between May 14 and 16, was originally set at 10,000 won ($8.9). But tickets are currently being sold for as much as 250,000 won each in an online ticket resale marketplace.
Underwood Memorial House designated cultural heritage site
Underwood Memorial House, the residence of Horace Horton Underwood, who served as the third president of Yonhi College, the predecessor of Yonsei University, was designated as a cultural heritage site for its historical value as a work of Western architecture, along with three other sites, according to the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA).
Naver Webtoon launches German service targeting European market
Naver Webtoon, an online comic affiliate of the leading online search engine and portal, started offering German-language version of its comics on March 31, local time, as part of its efforts to expand its footprint in Europe.
National Theater Company of Korea to present plays on diversity issues
The National Theater Company of Korea (NTCK) will showcase experimental plays exploring diversity issues as part of its project to question conventional wisdom and formats of plays at the theater from April 16 to May 10. Titled “Setup 202,” meaning taking one step further from 101, the art troupe will present four plays on sexual minorities, robots and hybrid art, which the a...
Seoul Spring Festival of Chamber Music to be held in May
The Seoul Spring Festival of Chamber Music (SSF) will be held in May with the theme of “Ode to Joy” to mark the 251st anniversary of Beethoven in several cultural places in Seoul. From May 13 to 23, up to 52 performers will put on 11 performances in the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, the Seoul Arts Center and the house of Yun Po-sun.
[INTERVIEW] Pulitzer-winning photojournalist stresses value of long-lasting visual stories
Tear gas was fired by the United States border guard to repel a caravan of migrants near the border between the U.S. and Mexico on Nov. 25, 2018. The Central American asylum seekers, most of whom left their homes to give a better life to their children, had to run from the tear gas. Kim Kyung-hoon, a senior photographer at Reuters who was at the scene, needed to put on a mask...
China again claims Korean dish, this time Samgyetang
China has claimed that Samgyetang, or traditional Korean ginseng chicken soup, is theirs, upsetting many Koreans who are tired of the neighboring country's cultural provocations. On Baidu, the Chinese equivalent of Google, Tuesday, Samgyetang was described as a chicken soup dish originating from Guangdong province, China, which was later introduced to Korea. It adds that the ...