Author Archives: Jan Creutzenberg

About Jan Creutzenberg

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

In the News: January 2019

These are some recent English news pieces on performing arts, music, and literature in Korea and the wider world I read over the Winter break. Thanks to aggregator sites such as Arts & Letters Daily, Perlentaucher, and most of all … Continue reading

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Academic Pansori: Ahn Mun-Yeong at the Sorak Symposium

I’ve briefly mentioned a pansori performance at the opening of an academic event back in 2012. Recently, I had the chance to see another one, at the Sorak Symposium on German Literature in Gyeongju last September (where I presented on … Continue reading

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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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