Tag Archives: 춘향가

Before the Chunhyang Festival in Namwon (남원 춘향제전)

Once again in Namwon (남원), just a few days before this year’s Chunhyang Festival (춘향제) begins. Six years ago, I had slept for hours in the small pavilion in Gwanghan-ru Park (광한루원) after a track on Jinri-san, today a performance … Continue reading

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Pansori for Baritone: Interview with Composer Texu Kim

I met Texu Kim (김택수) three years ago, when he participated in the very first edition of Goethe-Institut Korea’s Asian Composers Showcase. He contributed the piece “Monastic Sceneries” (구도(求道)의 광경(光景)들, 2013), which is “based on various rituals and personal reminiscences … Continue reading

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Chunhyang on the Big Screen (and Online)

Some nice news for anyone who likes movies and has some spare time this winter break: In December, the Korean Film Archive (한국영상자료원) has made available Im Kwon-taek’s pansori-movie Chunhyang (춘향뎐, 2000, IMDB) on their Youtube-Channel. You can watch the … Continue reading

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Tradition and Thrilling Experiments in Late November

As the leaves are falling and it’s getting cold outside, what about a bit of sori to warm up? This month, several interesting performances take place in Seoul, including both traditional and experimental approaches towards pansori. These are some suggestions: Saturday, … Continue reading

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