Author Archives: Jan Creutzenberg

About Jan Creutzenberg

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

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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South Korean Theatre in Heidelberg #StueMa18

What is the Heidelberger Stückemarkt? Literally, the term means “drama market”, but actually it is a ten-day theatre festival with performances, readings, concerts, and contests, held in Heidelberg since 1984. Then again, it is sort of a marketplace for the … Continue reading

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The Come Back of Isang Yun

The word “colloid” (콜로이드), according to the Encyclopædia Britannica, refers to any substance consisting of particles substantially larger than atoms or ordinary molecules but too small to be visible to the unaided eye […] Colloidal systems may exist as dispersions … Continue reading

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German-Language College Drama: Ewha Students Play “Corpus Delicti” by Juli Zeh

This week, students of Ewha Womans University – most (but not all) of them German majors – are going to premiere the play Corpus Delicti by Juli Zeh in Korea. It is the 13th production of ensemble “Auf die Bretter”, … Continue reading

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