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‘A room of her own’

The high-ceilinged studio of artist Yun Suk-nam is filled with images of women. Her signature paintings of women painted on wood blocks occupy one side of her spacious studio in a scenic, rural villag...

Updated : 2015.05.29 18:58

Korean dance production ‘Les Noces-Mae’ to premiere in Austria

Local choreographer Lee Hye-kyung and composer Choi Myung-hoon’s upcoming contemporary Korean dance production “Les Noces-Mae” will premier this month at the historic Landestheater Linz in Linz, Au...

Updated : 2015.05.28 19:44

Feast of modern ballets in June

From the ballet version of Shakespeare’s classic tale “Othello,” to the contemporary retelling of Hesse’s struggle between the world of light and illusion in “Demian,” the upcoming fifth annual ...

Updated : 2015.05.26 20:31

[Herald Interview] Herald Philharmonic returning with dynamic repertoire of classical and fusion

Looking to fill the month of May with the varied sounds of comfort and artistic intricacy, conductor Kim Bong-mee is gearing up to lead the newly established Herald Philharmonic Orchestra in its upcom...

Updated : 2015.05.25 18:49

A whole new ‘Giselle’ prepares for world premiere in Seoul

While captivating audiences worldwide with the movements of love, death, vengeance and salvation, the timeless romantic ballet “Giselle” has rarely ever been stripped from its traditional choreograp...

Updated : 2015.05.20 18:43

[Herald Interview] The making of a hero

On the stage of the Blue Square Theater in Seoul’s Itaewon, Chung Sung-hwa exudes the certain aura of a martyr. Standing tall in the spotlight, the actor sings with a deep and rich voice about the lo...

Updated : 2015.05.19 18:52

Actor Ha to hold solo exhibition in New York

Actor-filmmaker Ha Jung-woo is to hold his second solo exhibition in New York. The exhibition, featuring 24 new paintings, will be held from May 20 to June 9 at Able Fine Art NY. Themed “Friends,” i...

Updated : 2015.05.18 18:35

Film director Im hopes to spur interest in working women

Im Heung-soon, winner of the Silver Lion Award at this year’s Venice Biennale, hopes his work “Factory Complex” spurs interest in the lives of working women in Korea and around Asia. “In the 60s, ...

Updated : 2015.05.14 18:53

Shakespeare’s ‘Pericles’ gets modernist twist

Royal incest, life or death riddles and hard to swallow forgiveness ― nothing is off limits in Seoul Arts Center’s latest production of Shakespearean play “Pericles.”Cramming the original five-hou...

Updated : 2015.05.14 18:53

Korean artworks on show on Google

Major works of Korean art are now available for online viewing in ultrahigh definition on Google’s cultural content platform. The Google Cultural Institute, a nonprofit affiliate of Google devoted to...

Updated : 2015.05.14 18:51

Fondazione Prada venue opens with show of classics

MILAN ― Light pours through the glass walls of the exhibition space where the Fondazione Prada is hosting a special show, “Serial Classic,” to mark the unveiling of its new Milan venue. The statues...

Updated : 2015.05.07 20:31

Jo Kwon to star in musical ‘Chess’

Jo Kwon, a member of K-pop boy band 2AM, has been cast as the male lead role for the musical “Chess,” his agency JYP Entertainment said Wednesday. “Chess” is a stage musical, with music by Benny A...

Updated : 2015.05.06 18:33

Keersmaeker’s renowned choreography to hit Korean stage

Prominent Belgian contemporary dance choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker will be presenting two of her celebrated modern dance works ― “Rosas Danst Rosas” and “Drumming” ― at the LG Arts Ce...

Updated : 2015.05.05 20:48

Images made in Korea

Before Korea became the leading exporter of semiconductors and cellphones, the top money magnet was wigs. Wigs, along with textiles, shoes and plywood, were the pillars of Korea’s exports in the 1960...

Updated : 2015.04.30 19:13

‘Taming of the Shrew’ makes Asian ballet premiere

A lighthearted tale of love, cunning deceit and comedy, the ballet rendition of “The Taming of the Shrew” made its official Asian troupe debut Wednesday at the Seoul Arts Center. The Korea National ...

Updated : 2015.04.30 19:09