All posts tagged Performances


The Queen makes her way
September 29, 2013

The year is 1866. It has been three years since the young Gojong has become the 26th king of Joseon. This is also the year where he would marry the daughter from the Min family clan, who would later become Queen Myeongseong.…

Simcheong, a ballet in hanbok

Ballet in Hanbok – Shim Chung (Simcheong) by the Universal Ballet

May 23, 2013, No comments

Once upon a time, a long, long, time ago, there lived a poor old blind man and his daughter, Simcheong. Simcheong’s mother died shortly after giving ...

Seopyeonje, the changgeuk. Photo courtesy of the National Theater of Korea.

The traditional sounds and Han of “Seopyeonje”

April 4, 2013, No comments

Some words are impossible to translate. It’s usually not the meaning itself which is untranslatable; it’s usually the subtle nuances that get lost ...

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Late autumn stroll in Namsan

November 12, 2012, No comments

As the mountains in Korea hit their peak of autumn colors, for those of us who cannot make the time to go away to see these displays of vibrant splend ...

  • E Suktae’s collection
    Gangnam style at the 2012 Gangnam Fashion Festival
    October 22, 2012, No comments

    Unless you have a deep aversion to pop culture or have no access to the internet, it is most likely you’ve heard of Gangnam by now. That ritzy, trendy district in Seoul whose style is making waves in the pop music world…

  • Show Me the Money album cover
    Make some noise for Korean hip hop!
    August 16, 2012, No comments

    Korean singer/songwriter/multi-entertainer Psy’s catchy and upbeat song “Gangnam Style” has totally gone viral. The song is being blasted wherever you go in Korea (and even some places overseas, from what…