Author Archives: Jan Creutzenberg

About Jan Creutzenberg

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

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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Two Exhibitions on South Korean Everyday (inc. Food) in Hamburg

Two exhibitions on everyday life in South Korea are currently on display at Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg (Museum of Ethnology Hamburg). First, the large-scale presentation “Uri Korea: Ruhe in Beschleunigung” (Uri Korea: Serenity in the Fast Lane, since Dec. 15, … Continue reading

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#Metoo in the Korean Theatre World: The Case of Director Lee Yun-taek

Heartbreaking, angry-making news in the Korean theatre world… Too early to give a meaningful comment, yet hopefully not to late to show my solidarity and spread the word. This is my brief summary of what I read in the news … Continue reading

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Sound of (12 and more) Strings: In Memoriam Hwang Byungki

Hwang Byungki (황병기), eminent master of the Korean traditional zither gayageum, passed away on January 31, 2018 (via Yonhap). His influence on traditional Korean music in general, its promotion in the world, education and composition, North-South Korean relations is legion. … Continue reading

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