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Upcoming Pansori and Changgeuk at the National Theater: The National Repertory Season 2017–18

The National Theater of Korea just presented its upcoming “National Repertory Season 2017–18” (국립극장 레퍼토리시즌). Every year, during the summer break, fans of gugak, pansori, and changgeuk are looking forward which new pieces will be shown, which earlier productions will … Continue reading

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Talking about Brecht and Pansori in Toronto #AAS 2017

I’m preparing my presentation on “The Influence of Brecht on Pansori-Theatre” (Towards a More International ‘Koreanness’?), to be held in a week at the Annual Conference of the Association of Asian Studies in Toronto. I’m very happy to be part of what will … Continue reading

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Pansori Live from Record: Chae Su-jeong’s Dongpyeonje Heungbo-ga Double Album

I just sent off my first album review! I’m not the biggest fan of pansori records, as the spontaneous and interactive atmosphere of a live performance cannot be fixed on tape. But the live double album by Chae Su-jeong (채수정, … Continue reading

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My Pansori Teacher’s Full-Length Premiere

I took this picture after Gang Seung-ui’s (강승의) first full-length presentation. It shows her with her teacher Song Sun-seop (송순섭) and the drummer of the second half, Bak Geun-yeong (박근영, the first drummer was Gang Ye-jin 강예진). The concert was … Continue reading

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Wagner and Korea (part2)

In the first part of my blogpost on the German composer who would have turned 200 years in 2013, I wrote about Wagner in Korea. Now, it’s time to turn to the relation of Wagner and Korea, that is how … Continue reading

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Interviews on Pansori

I met Ryan J. Cassidy last month in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do. Over lunch with his wife and their two kids, we talked about all things pansori. Ryan is one of the few non-Koreans I know of that perform pansori and I met him a while … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace, William Cleary

A college musical version of Chunhyang-jeon (춘향전, “The Story of Chunhyang”), from the 60s, in English? Quite a while ago, I had read somewhere about Chun Hyang Song—the title is a tricky word-play with the heroines family name—and stumbled upon … Continue reading

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