An operatic evening at the KCC

Sol Opera Company has just been on a European tour, and before it goes back to Korea it came to the Korean Cultural Centre to present some arias. Sol Sopera Company is based in Busan, and was introduced to the audience by the ROK ambassador, himself a Busanite. Sol has been going for seven years […]

Chunhyang at the KCC

Many of you will be familiar with the tale of Chunhyang as a pansori performance, and maybe you were introduced to it by Im Kwon-taek’s famous film of the same name. The story has been interpreted in dance by Ahn Eun-me, and Hyun Je-myeong has created a western-style opera out of it. Excerpts from this […]

Pansori and bibimbap – fusion in Korea’s cultural content

By Peter Corbishley Last Thursday and Friday 24-25th September an itinerant band of Pansori sellers displayed their wares at the Korean Cultural Centre (KCC) and the School of Advanced Study, University of London. The main event was Yonsei University’s (Institute of Media Art) Jeong Taeg Lim and Jung A Huh’s talk on ‘The Aesthetic modernity […]

KCC talk: Images of Korean Women

A reminder of the upcoming lecture at the KCC, Wednesday 24 September. Lecture Title: The Image of Korean Women based on the Tale of Chunhyang Date / Time: 24th September 2008, 18:30-19:30 Lecturer: Prof LIM Jeong Taeg (Director, Institute of Media Arts, Yonsei Univ.) A Tale of Chunhyang: 13th Century, young Mongryong, Namwan Province’s governor’s […]