Be Being

Bitter, Sweet, Seoul is an ambitious crowd-sourced project in which people from around the world were invited by the Seoul Metropolitan Government to submit videos which would be made into feature length film. Directors (and brothers) Park Chan-wook and Park Chan-kyong (collectively PARKing CHANce) were commissioned to organise the submissions, attracted to the project by […]

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Concert notes: Be-Being’s Korean Masque Music Project at the QEH

by Philip Gowman 7 August 2012
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Be-Being (비빙) was the first of the five musical events of the All Eyes on Korea festival on the South Bank and set the scene well for the remainder. It was an evening of fusion: contemporary music on traditional instruments, with some of the numbers accompanied by traditional mask dances from a variety of traditions. […]

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Be-Being presents Yimyeongongjak at the Queen Elizabeth Hall

by Events Editor 22 July 2012
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The first of the music performances as part of the All Eyes on Korea festival is a fusion of up-to-date music on traditional instruments combined with traditional mask dance: Be-Being presents Yimyeongongjak Date: 23 July 2012, 7:30pm Venue: Queen Elizabeth Hall, London SE1 8XX Mask cultures are some of the oldest forms of entertainment in […]

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All Eyes on Korea: mark your diaries for the concerts at the end of July

by Events Editor 26 June 2012
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There’s some very special events coming up in a month’s time. Jennifer has raved about Gong Myoung before, and I rave about Baramgot whenever I can, they are so amazing. If the rest of the line-up matches these two acts, you’d be mad to miss any of them. Buy those tickets now. All Eyes on […]

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Theatre visit: Eun Me Ahn’s Chunhyang – an impossible love

by Philip Gowman 11 April 2006
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I’m afraid I lack the critical faculties to describe the evening adequately, but it’s well worth going to and I think I might be going back to see it again tomorrow. It’s two nights only. I went along with an avowed non dance fan and someone who was hoping for something very traditional, and both […]

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Think Korea: Ahn Eun-mi’s Chunhyang, at the Peacock Theatre

by Events Editor 2 April 2006
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Ahn Eun-mi adapts the Chunhyang story for this special show at the Peacock. Chunhyang (An impossible Love) Date: 11-12 April, 2006 Venue: Peacock Theatre Introduction Chunhyang (An impossible Love) is the tragic tale of love between a rich governor’s and a cuurtesan’s daughter. The tale is one of only five surviving examples of Pansori, ancient […]

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