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Koreana -Ch'ang: Korea's Classical Opera -A P'ansori Glossary -Ch'ang: Its Prospects as Korean Musical Drama -Korean Culture and the Tale of Shimch'ong -Shimch'ong : The Embodiment of Filial Piety -A Study of the Tale of Shimchong -Creating the Sacred Sound of Drum -Kim Suk-Cha: Mystic and Powerful Shaman Dance


Koreana -Ch'ang: Korea's Classical Opera -A P'ansori Glossary -Ch'ang: Its Prospects as Korean Musical Drama -Korean Culture and the Tale of Shimch'ong -Shimch'ong : The Embodiment of Filial Piety -A Study of the Tale of Shimchong -Creating the Sacred Sound of Drum -Kim Suk-Cha: Mystic and Powerful Shaman Dance

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fr Singing in Praise of Filial Devotion
By Kim Seong-jin President of the International Cultural Society of Korea

Ch'ang: Korea's Classical Opera
By Yi Bo-hyung
Ch'ang is the most recently developed of traditional Korean drama forms. Yes, like most other genres of the time-honored Korean theater, it combines singing, dancing, acting and narrations.

A P'ansori Glossary
By Art·Space

Ch'ang: Its Prospects as Korean Musical Drama
By Hahn Man-young Professor of Korean Classical MusicSeoul National University
Ch'ang is a form of musical drama which has grown out of p'ansori. P'ansori is dramatic vocal music performed to the beat of a drum by a single vocalist. The singer begins with a tan-ga, a song ...

Korean Culture and the Tale of Shimch'ong
By Choi Chungho Professor in the Newspaper and Broadcasting DepartmentYonsei University

Shimch'ong : The Embodiment of Filial Piety
By Kim Hak-do
On the evening of December 4, 1987, a most unusual event took place at the National Theater in Seoul. It marked the first time in the history of the Korean theater that a traditional folk opera was ...

A Study of the Tale of Shimchong
By Son Jin-chaek Drama Director
"The Tale of Shimch'ong" is characteristic of Korea's ancient stories. Like "The Tale of Ch'unhyang" and "The Tale of Hungbu," "The Tale of Shimch'ong" has transmitted the tradition of such ancient ...

Cho Sang-hyon : A Reigning Hero With Dramatic Voice
Cho Sang-hyon is a singer with an innate voice and musical intuition, fortified with outstanding efforts and perseverance. With a brilliant voice commanding a stunning range of notes and dynamic ...

Kim Song-Ae: A Cinderella from an Entertaining Family
By KOREANA Editorial Staff
Kim Song-ae was a popular child star in many Koreanstyle musicals based on the traditional vocal music, p'ansori, performed by allwomen casts in the early 1960s. From age five, she appeared in a ...

Creating the Sacred Sound of Drum {Heritage}
By Kim Eung-suk Journalist with the Editorial Department of Art Space Publications
From time immemorial, man began to make drums for various purposes. Some drums were used for trapping the wild animals in hunting or overwhelming enemies, some for dispelling evil spirits causing ...

The Korean People's Attitude to Music {Korean Thought}
By Wolfgang Brude German musician
The richness of Korean music today springs from a social and cultural process, the origins of which lie shrouded deep in the shadows of ancient history. We are able to study these early roots of ...

Korea's Folk Painting {Heritage}
By Yim Doo-bin Art Critic, Professor Dankook University
Most of the Korea n folk paintings we know today were created during the Choson period (1392-1910). But the origins of this genre must be traced deep into Korea's past, The walls of ancient tombs of ...

Kim Suk-Cha: Mystic and Powerful Shaman Dance {Feature}
By Lee Kyong-hee Former vice-chief of the Culture Department at the Korea Herald
The dance of Mme. Kim Suk-cha, with its roots in the time-old shamanistic traditions of her native region of Ansong, Kyonggi-do Province, is filled with a mysterious dynamism defying the widespread ...

Kwon Ok-Yon's Art of Achromatic Colors {People}
By Kim Young-uk Managing editor of Art Space Publications
Heavy achromatic colors dominate the canvases of Kwon Ok-yon. His paintings, often expressive of mythical episodes, remind the viewer of the weathered murals in ancient tombs, with earthy brownish ...

The Fifth Korean Dance Festival: Toward a Creative Diversity {Spotlight}
By Kim Tae-won Dance Critic
"Work, Life and Dance" was the main theme of the Fifth Korean Dance Festival held from April 28 through May 4, International Dance Week, at the large hall of the Munye Theater in Tongsung-dong, Seoul ...

"And Then They Die": Korean Theater Confronts Greek Tragedy {Review}
By Ku Hee-seo Drama Critic, Journalist Daily Sports Newspaper
The Free Theatre Group's staging of their new work, "And Then They Die," at the Munye Theatre (May 9-22) was yet another testing of their theatrical technique. This work is based on the troupe's ...

Ha In-Doo: Art as a Microcosm of the Principle of Creation {Review}
By Kim In-hwan Art Critic, Professor Choson Universit
In Korea, the term "postwar generation" refers, of course, to the generation which became active following the Korean War which started in June 1950. The war had an enormous influence on all Korean ...

Saeng Chum: A New Departure for Korean Dance {Review}
By Paul Mooney Freelance Writer
Kim Hyun-ja, the veteran Korean dancer, and five dancers associated with her dance academy in Seoul, performed a unique two-part presentation without firm choreography at the large hall of the Munye ...

Art News {Feature}

Eighth International Modern Dance Festival The eighth International Modern Dance Festival opened at the Hoam Art Hall in Seoul on Wednesday, June 7, with 12 Korean groups and three foreign ...








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