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: Kwon Mee-yoo
Sat, May 25, 2019 | 17:15
Gender-blind casting stirs debate about nature of play
Spanish playwright Juan Mayorga's "El Critico" (The Critic), currently on stage at Doosan Art Center in central Seoul, is a play about a play.The two-hander is set on the opening night of a play written by Scarpa (played by Kim Sin-rok). The play, which came after a long hiatus of the playwright, draws rapturous applause at the theater for its premiere, but the playwright hea...
| 2018-08-29 18:37
Chung Myung-whun to hold peace concert
Maestro Chung Myung-whun will hold a concert promoting of peace between North and South Korea at the Concert Hall of Seoul Arts Center in southern Seoul, Sept. 2.
| 2018-08-28 17:11
Former US army base becomes artistic haven
Amid thawing relations between North and South Korea, a group of artists have breathed new life into a former U.S. army base in the border area.Camp Greaves in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, is just about two kilometers south of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). It was occupied by the 506th U.S. Second Infantry Division from 1953 to 2004. After their withdrawal, Greaves was returned to...
Hyen Jung-yoon presents colorful non-functional objects
Upcoming artist Hyen Jung-yoon will present her solo exhibition “Walking on Tiptoes” at the Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) in London, transforming daily articles into non-functional objects. The 28-year-old artist won the inaugural KCCUK and SPACE Studio Award, co-organized by the KCCUK and SPACE, a visual arts organization in London as part of the Emerging Artists Support...
Army musical revives military school for independence fighters
The tale of nameless young soldiers who were trained at the Sinheung Military School in Manchuria in the early 20th century to carry on independence activities against Japan will be staged in a military musical opening next month at Theater Yong in the National Museum of Korea at Yongsan, Seoul.The Ministry of National Defense and the Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) unveiled th...
| 2018-08-15 17:29
Korean dance companies invited to Hungary's Sziget festival
Three Korean contemporary dance companies performed at the Sziget Festival in Budapest, Hungary, Monday (local time).Melancholy Dance Company, Noname Sosu and Ambiguous Dance Company presented performances during the Korean Night event at the Fidelio Theatre and Dance Tent, getting abreast of this year's headliners Dua Lipa and Kendrick Lamar.
| 2018-08-15 17:16
3 artists, trio shortlisted for Korea Artist Prize
From nearly extinct female-only theater and the imaginary International Date Line to science fiction animation from the 1960s and the reason for being of a community, the four nominees of the Korea Artist Prize 2018 explore social issues in aesthetic and political ways.The annual award, established in 2012, is co-organized by the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art...
Hallyu scholars discuss evolving Asian stereotypes
Over 60 communication scholars discussed the expansion and future strategies for “hallyu,” or the Korean wave, during the 40th anniversary conference of the Korean American Communication Association (KACA) in Washington, D.C., Thursday. The event, sponsored by the Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange (KOFICE), was held in conjunction with the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), the largest academic event in communication studies in the United States.
| 2018-08-10 17:11
'Lion King' will roar into Korea in November
Disney's musical “The Lion King,” one of the most successful stage shows in history, will visit Korea once again after 12 years and for the first time in the original English production. The international tour of “The Lion King” will begin at Daegu's Keimyung Art Center in November and then move to Seoul Arts Center in southern Seoul in January 2019 and the newly opening Drea...
| 2018-08-09 13:37
Actress Son Sook to promote Mapo-gu through classical music
Classical concerts will be held in unconventional venues, such as an outdoor riverside stage and clubs in the Hongik University area, during the M-PAT (Mapo Performing Arts and Tourism) Festival."We will add artistic and cultural value to ordinary spaces through classical music," actress Son Sook, chairwoman of the foundation's board, said during a press conference at the Pre...
| 2018-08-07 18:05
Korean firms sandwiched by US, China over Huawei sanctions
1 Navy sailor dead and 4 wounded as mooring rope snaps
Washington 'leaning toward phased approach on NK'
In graying Korea, retirees delay receiving public pension
South Korea to stage military exercise without US next week
Young teachers shun progressive labor union
Defense ministry kicks off clean-up at Incheon USFK base
Seoul urges Tokyo to accept WTO's ruling on Fukushima seafood ban
Korea going all-out to protect youths from newly available e-cigarette
Like mother, like son
Celebrating Korea-Czech relations
Stars in Cannes
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