Category Archives: Upcoming Performance

Celebrating Shakespeare, on Stage and on Air

Last week, I had a short interview with Radio Bremen, on the occasion of Shakespeare’s 400th day of death. Via Skype, I chatted with host Katrin Krämer about problems of translation, creative adaptations, and the general importance of Will and … Continue reading

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Monkey Business, or: Red Peter’s Return

The most impressive piece of realist theatre I’ve ever attended took place in a small Berlin basement-theatre. It was just me, three or four other spectators, and an ape literally hitting the roof. The piece was a mono-dramatic adaptation of … Continue reading

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Three Times Simcheong (in Full)

It’s the season for full-length or “wanchang” (완창) performances of pansori! I missed an eight-hour feature of Chunhyang-ga in the Dongcho-je-style by Jeong Sang-hui (정상희, 동초제 춘향가) in late February, but after seeing Bak Hyeon-jeong’s Simcheong-ga, likewise Dongcho-je (박현정, 동초제 … Continue reading

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Live from Jeonju: Sori Festival Video Stream

Whoever is unable to visit the Jeonju International Sori Festival (전주세계소리축제) this year (like me) has the chance to see at least some of the performances via video stream. The large stage in front of the Sori Arts Center (한국소리문화의전당 … Continue reading

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Pansori Live Online: Lim Hyeun-bin Performs in New York City

I don’t post many performance announcements, but this opportunity to see live pansori without actually being on location is just to good to be missed. The Asia Society organises a series of Korean music events in New York City this … Continue reading

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Congratulations: Taroo’s Gugak Musical Among Top Seven Performances of 2013

I bought my monthly issue of The Korean Theatre Review (한국연극) early this December. I was surprised to see one of my favorite pansori ensembles, the Gugak Musical Collective Taroo (국악뮤지컬집단 타루) on the cover. As I skimmed through the … Continue reading

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Rather a Fistful of FROGS than some BIRDS in the CLOUDS

On my way to the movies, I dropped by at Bandis & Lunis in Jongno to finally get the August-issue of the Korean Theatre Review (한국연극, see the journal’s Facebook page). Besides some nice reviews, the journal features also an … Continue reading

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