Category Archives: Abroad

Things I learned at #AAS2017, part2 (Friday, 17 March)

This year’s conference of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) in Toronto (March 16–19), the first one I ever attended, was enormous. Still overwhelmed by the experience, I publish some of my notes on the various panels I attended and … Continue reading

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Things I Learned at #AAS 2017, part1 (Thursday, 16 March)

This year’s conference of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) in Toronto (March 16–19), the first one I ever attended, was enormous. Still overwhelmed by the experience, I publish some of my notes on the various panels I attended and … Continue reading

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Discussing New Pansori, Theatre, and Tradition in Berlin (Korea-Madang)

There was no empty chair at PGBerlin. I hadn’t expected that so many people – more than twenty – were interested in talking about “New Pansori Works from Korea”. Korea Verband (한독협회) had done great promotion and I got more … Continue reading

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The Conversations are (Not) Over

The Conversations are over, at least in Braunschweig, where Creative VaQi’s play The Conversations (크리에이티브 바키, 몇 가지 방식의 대화들), directed by Kyung Sung Lee (이경성) was shown last weekend at the Theaterformen-festival. And The Conversations just begun – in the … Continue reading

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Berlin Double Bill (Part 2)

The second concert of Chun-Hee Lee’s short Berlin tour took place at the Dahlem Museums, a location in the Southern part of the city that houses both the Ethnological Museum and the Museum for Asian Art. (At the time of … Continue reading

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Pansori and Yodeling: Two Ways of Singing “Over the Top”

Recently, the German newspaper tageszeitung featured an interview with Doreen Kutzke, founder of a yodeling school in Berlin Kreuzberg (there is an information-PDF in English, too). You can hear some of her neo-traditional yodeling songs on Soundcloud. She talks about … Continue reading

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In it for the Body: Benedict Cumberbatch Plays Hamlet at the Barbican

I’m a fan of Sherlock Holmes-stories (and radio plays) since my childhood and have enjoyed the BBC’s Sherlock Series, like it’s US counterpart Elementary. I’m not what you’d call a “Cumberbitch”, nor am I particularly fond of actor Benedict Cumberbatch, … Continue reading

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