Author Archives: Jan Creutzenberg

About Jan Creutzenberg

Jan Creutzenberg, friend of theatre, music, and cinema, comments on his performative experiences in Seoul and elsewhere.

Wide-Scope World-Views: Yong Hae Sook’s Panorama Trilogy

These are some of my thoughts on Yong Hae Sook’s current solo show Panorama Trilogy, still on show until Nov. 13 at Gallery Namu Art in Insa-dong, Seoul (나무화랑). It’s a great opportunity to see three of Yong Hae Sook’s … Continue reading

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siren eun young jung’s Art on Female Music Theatre Yeoseong Gukgeuk Receives Korea Artist Prize 2018

Every year, four Korean artists (or artist groups) are selected as candidates for the Korea Artist Prize (올해의 작가상, KAP). They present several recent works at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul (국립현대미술관 서울관) and then … Continue reading

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Two Contemporary Pansori Experiments with Chunhyang and Othello

After a summer without much theatre (except for a thunderstorm-interrupted open air play in Berlin), the performances I just need to see piled up in late September, the busy week before the Thanksgiving holidays. I managed to see two pansori … Continue reading

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Watching the Watchers: Pink Factory Exhibition Preview

This is partly personal notes, partly a preview of this year’s upcoming Pink Factory exhibition (opening: Sept. 15!). I’ve written this text while participating in Lee Kyeonghee’s video piece that, together with the works of six other artists from Korea, … Continue reading

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Three Papers this Summer

This summer I’m busy with conferencing – one each month, beginning later this July! All three papers I present (and currently prepare) are quite different but share the theme of trans/intercultural exchange and adaptation. One is (mainly) about the past, … Continue reading

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Interview with Director Im Hyoungjin on Theaterraum’s New Production “Stranger” (after Schnitzler)

Today I went to the studio of ensemble Theaterraum: Der philosophierende Körper (테아터라움: 철학하는 몸, also on Instagram). In the North-eastern part of Seoul, the Suyu-dong neighborhood, not far from Daehangno, where their new work Stranger (낯선 사람) will premiere … Continue reading

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Korean Playwright Yeon-ok Koh Wins International Author Award at Heidelberger Stückemarkt #StueMa18

After ten days of theatre, readings of plays, performances, and discussions, the moment of truth has come: Who will be the winners at Heidelberger Stückemarkt 2018? The very first announcement was the most exciting part for me – the International Author … Continue reading

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