Tag Archives: 국악뮤지컬집단 타루

The Sound of a Flower: New Movie about the First Female Pansori Singer

If there is a feature film about pansori, it’s without doubt Seopyeonje by Im Kwon-taek (서편제, 임권택, 1993). Among his over hundred movies, Im Kwon-taek also shot a sequel (Beyond the Years, 천년학, 2007, which flopped) and another movie based on the Tale of … Continue reading

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Tales of Three Sisters (Taroo’s Pansori Hamlet Project, part2)

The Pansori Hamlet Project (판소리 햄릿 프로젝트) by Taroo had begun with an unusual encounter: Pansori singers meet actors, Hamlet meets us, today. An inquiry into Shakespeare’s piece and its protagonist, this first stage was about how we can understand … Continue reading

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One, two, three… many Hamlets (Taroo’s Pansori Hamlet Project, part1)

Fittingly, with Shakespeare’s 450th birthday coming up, The Pansori Hamlet Project (판소리 햄릿 프로젝트) by gugak ensemble Taroo (국악뮤지컬 집단 타루, also on Facebook) reached a climax this spring with a performance at the Guro Arts Valley (구로 아트밸리 예술극장). It … 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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Songs in the Shadows: Taroo’s Tradition Project

Once again I spent a great time in Bukchon, thanks to the Taroo Tradition Project. The last installment of this series had taken place on a sunny afternoon in late April (see my review in English and Korean at 소리타래). Back … Continue reading

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Tiger and more by Taroo

I just returned from a wonderful afternoon in Bukchon: The ensemble Taroo, a gugak musical collective (국악뮤지컬집단 타루), had invited everyone to a open-air performance of pansori, right in the yard of a renovated hanok (한옥, “[traditional] Korean house”). The … Continue reading

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