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New musical film festival to kick off

A new festival combining musicals and movies is to kick off at Chungmuro, a district in Seoul traditionally known for its concentration of filmmakers and performers, Chungmu Art Hall announced Tuesday...

Updated : 2015.08.04 17:36

British photographer captures life inside North Korea

Life inside the reclusive North Korean society has remained a mystery to the people outside. To many, the society poses a grim picture with horrific tales of labor camps and the totalitarian regime‘s...

Updated : 2015.08.03 17:37

Ministry to fund two-fer ticket promotion to support performing arts

In efforts to revitalize the local performing arts industry affected by the recent outbreak of the Middle East respiratory syndrome, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced Friday a program that will allow theatergoers to purchase two tickets for the price of one.A total of 3...

Updated : 2015.07.31 18:28

[Herald Interview] Artist tackles cultural confusion in modern time

When artist Cody Choi first arrived in the U.S. in the 1980s, he frequently suffered from stomach and bowel problems, stemming from having to adjust to a new culture.  Unable to afford a clinic visit...

Updated : 2015.07.30 18:22

Ballet festival to bring Stuttgart, Bolshoi dancers to Seoul

  A scene from the Stuttgart Ballet company‘s performance of “Bite” (K-Ballet World)Inviting 32 dance teams from eight countries, this year’s K-Ballet World festival is gearing up to take center ...

Updated : 2015.07.30 17:35

K-pop stars brought to life at Grevin Museum Seoul

Leading K-pop stars, such as Psy, G-Dragon and Rain and dozens of other Korean celebrities, as well as historic and sports figures, have been brought to life in wax models at the Grevin Museum opening...

Updated : 2015.07.29 17:55

Entertaining tricks in media art

GYEONGJU, North Gyeongsang Province -- A man painted from head to toe stands against a painted wall as if he walked straight from a portrait painting. His moving hands seem so unreal that it looks lik...

Updated : 2015.07.28 17:41

Herald orchestra to join 2015 Incheon Summer Festival

The Herald Philharmonic Orchestra, led by conductor Kim Bong-mee, is gearing up to inspire youth of today by performing as part of the upcoming 2015 Incheon Summer Festival next month.The fifth annual festival, which will be held from Aug. 11-16 at the Incheon Culture & Arts Center, is a c...

Updated : 2015.07.27 17:50

[Herald Review] Musical ‘Arirang’ gives raw reflection of Japan’s harsh colonial rule

A scene from the new musical “Arirang,” an adaptation of Korean novelist Jo Jung-rae’s eponymous 12-volume novel, which is at the LG Arts Center in Seoul until Sept. 5. (Seensee Company)Beyond the ...

Updated : 2015.07.23 17:41

Building the world’s edgiest art collection

Among the thousands of stamps that Dutch philatelist Wim van der Bijl has gathered from all over the world, the image on a small North Korean stamp left on him a strong impression. The stamp collector...

Updated : 2015.07.22 18:10

Art project to create conversations with North Koreans via postcards

Postcards offer a taste of the foreign and exotic, giving the recipient a chance to share in the scenery experienced by the sender. Some of them, however, are about more than eye candy. This is the c...

Updated : 2015.07.21 18:32

[Herald Interview] Magical world underneath water

A girl in a white feather dress has her eyes closed and floats aimlessly with her dress and hair moving naturally to reveal their velvety layers. The weightless calm captivates the viewer, wondering w...

Updated : 2015.07.20 17:06

[Herald Review] ‘Chicago’ induces unapologetic laughter at lust, greed and murder

A scene from the original cast production of “Chicago,” on run at the National Theater of Korea until Aug. 8. (Seensee Company)One of the longest-running musicals in Broadway history, “Chicago” ha...

Updated : 2015.07.19 17:47

‘The Last Empress’ gets an overhaul for its 20th anniversary

Known as the godfather of Korean musicals, Yun Ho-jin occupies a special place in the Korean musical scene 20 years after he burst upon the scene with “The Last Empress,” a large-scale original musi...

Updated : 2015.07.17 20:27

Gracias Choir holds summer night concert

Over 5,000 Seoulites enjoyed an evening of free music Saturday, as the award-winning Gracias Choir held a public concert for citizens at Seoul Plaza in the heart of Seoul. The stage featured internati...

Updated : 2015.07.13 17:50