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Reporter : Park Ji-won
Sat, December 3, 2022 | 14:55
Han Kang's 'The Vegetarian' to be made into play; National Theater unveils 2022 lineup
The National Theater Company of Korea (NTCK), the country's state-run theatre company, announced its 2022 play lineup, which includes a play adaptation of Han Kang's acclaimed novel “The Vegetarian,” as well as new theatrical works reflecting contemporary social issues such as climate change, virtual reality, the disabled and feminism.
[INTERVIEW] Violist Richard Yongjae O'Neill revisits euphoric moment of winning Grammy
As the adjective, “award-winning,” always seems to come before his name when people introduce him, violist Richard Yongjae O'Neill is the winner of numerous international awards. Nonetheless, he says, it always feels too good to be true when he wins one. That euphoric moment hit him again earlier this year when he was named the winner of this year's Grammy Award for Best Clas...
[INTERVIEW] Norah Jones releases Christmas album
Nine-time Grammy winner Norah Jones will be releasing her first Christmas album “I Dream of Christmas” on Wednesday.
National Museum exhibition compares Asian lacquerware techniques and cultures
Toxicodendron vernicifluum, commonly known as lacquer trees, have been cultivated in Asian countries for centuries. In Korea, some people boil “samgyetang” or ginseng chicken soup with twigs of lacquer tree wood due to their health benefits. Lacquer tree wood is known for its antioxidant properties, which prevents or slows cell damage.
Immersive artwork recreates elaborate Joseon-era royal banquet held in 1902
How did people in the royal palace of the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910) celebrate key events, such as a crown prince rising to power or the birthday of a reigning king? Depending on the events, kings threw small or large banquets that entailed choreography, musical performances and other rituals to guarantee prosperity and longevity. Banquets were also held to flaunt the power a...
Lotte Foundation for Arts announces star-studded 2022 lineup
The Lotte Foundation for Arts has announced its 2022 lineup to be presented at Lotte Concert Hall including renowned artists: New York's vibrant Metropolitan Opera, pianist Cho Seong-jin, ballerina Park Sae-eun and other star art troupes.
[INTERVIEW] For Chopin finalist Lee Hyuk competition is way to meet audiences
Many Koreans hoped Lee Hyuk, the Korean finalist in the 18th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition held in October, would be triumphant as its last winner was Cho Seong-jin, also a Korean, but the trophy went to Chinese-Canadian competitor Bruce Liu.
Silent Christmas: Koreans forgoing Christmas songs
The streets in Seoul's bustling downtown area were like no other Christmas season, Thursday. They were calm and silent, making it difficult for people to feel that Christmas is just a week away. No Christmas carols or songs could be heard, as there were few stores playing them.
Historic Cecil Theater poised to close over safety issues
The Cecil Theater, founded in 1976 and owned by the Anglican Church of Korea, is facing closure again due to safety concerns. The Seoul Theater Association, which has been running the historic theater since April 2018, issued a press release Wednesday announcing that it has decided to cease its operations there upon the request of the church and vacated the building as of Dec...
Pianist Suh Hyung-min wins Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn
Pianist Suh Hyung-min, also known as Hans H. Suh in English, won the top prize in Germany's International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn on Saturday (CET). Together with the top prize, he also won three special prizes.
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