Category Archives: Performance

Jump: Another Super-Popular Nonverbal Show

I had already seen one ‘non-verbal’ show in Seoul, Miso: Baebijang-jeon, when I decided to see another very popular long-running show: Jump. So, what is a non-verbal show? Well, for starters, there is little or no spoken dialogue. Furthermore, nonverbal … Continue reading

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Theatrical Performance in Seoul: Miso ‘Baebijang-jeon’

I am a lover of the theatre, and attended the Andong Mask Dance Festival, including the Hahoe Masked Drama, and saw Pansori in Jeonju, so naturally I wanted to see some theatre shows in Seoul too. The first show I … Continue reading

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Pansori Performance at Jeonju’s Sori Festival

I didn’t plan it – I just happened to be in Jeonju, the capital of Jeollabuk Province, when the Jeonju International Sori Festival was happening in the hanok maeul. The Jeonju International Sori Festival is a music festival with a … Continue reading

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A Documentary about Jeju Shamanism at the Jeju Women’s Film Festival

I happened to be in Jeju City during ‘And she still sings!’ the 15th Jeju Women’s Film Festival. I got a one day pass, and saw quite a few films. The one film I saw which was specific to Jeju … Continue reading

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Hahoe Byeolsingut Talnori: A Traditional Masked Drama

Hahoe village in Andong City (described in the previous post) is famous for preserving its traditional drama featuring masks, known as ‘byeolsingut talnori’. The original purpose of the masked drama was to serve as a shamanic rite to appease the … Continue reading

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The Andong Mask Dance Festival

I timed my visit to Andong to coincide with their annual Mask Dance Festival. When I checked into the hostel in Andong, I met my roommate, a young woman from Germany. South Korea was the first country she had visited … Continue reading

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