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‘Madama Butterfly’ ballet removed from KNB 2015 lineup

After falling on harsh public and media criticism, the country’s premiere of the much-anticipated and widely publicized ballet production of “Madama Butterfly” has been removed from the Korean Nati...

Updated : 2014.07.24 20:54

A reunion of time, space and movement

More than 30 years have passed since first-generation dancers Lee Jung-hee, Nam Jung-ho and Ahn Shin-hee performed the then post-modern interpretive dance production of “Love of Space” for the Korea...

Updated : 2014.07.23 19:38

Kim Ku-lim: ‘Trying new things is my job’

Artist Kim Ku-lim has been at the forefront of contemporary art in Korea. He has taken on unprecedented, experimental artistic practices in the conservative world of Korean art. He is the first to hav...

Updated : 2014.07.23 19:37

‘The Man the Sea Saw,’ a one-man physical theater show for families

Theater playwright and performer Wolfe Bowart has dedicated his life to engaging audiences of all ages and nationalities through thought-provoking, physical comedy. Bowart admitted that he was always ...

Updated : 2014.07.22 20:36

Nam June Paik: ‘George Orwell was half right’

On Jan. 1, 1984, Nam June Paik celebrated New Year’s Day with a transcontinental live broadcast that began with the greeting “Good Morning Mr. Orwell.” It spanned New York, Paris, Berlin and Seoul,...

Updated : 2014.07.21 20:01

[Weekender] Calendar

Dance“Sleeping Beauty on Ice”: The ice ballet rendition of Sleeping Beauty has captivated audiences for decades since its premiere in St. Petersburg, Russia. Founded in 1967, the Saint-Petersburg St...

Updated : 2014.07.18 20:38

Australian contemporary art in spotlight

The undiscovered aspects of contemporary Australian art will be on view in Seoul this summer, highlighted in three exhibitions featuring media art, photographs and a mix of diverse media. Australia is...

Updated : 2014.07.17 20:27

Seoul’s ‘creative spaces’ integrate arts into urban landscape

A decade ago, the underground section of the Jungang Traditional Market in Sindang-dong, Seoul, was a place without a future. As merchants left the area one by one, what was once the site of flourishi...

Updated : 2014.07.16 20:50

[Herald Review] ‘Priscilla,’ much more than just a gay show

In Korea, where homosexuality is taboo, musical fans, mostly women in their 20s and 30s, have displayed much interest in queer themes. An indication of this, many imported queer musicals have had succ...

Updated : 2014.07.16 20:45

JYJ to hold annual festival

Popular K-pop boy band JYJ will open a massive annual festival in Seoul late this month for its local and Japanese fan clubs, the group’s management agency said Wednesday.The trio has held the “JYJ Membership Week” expo annually in the capital city for free since 2012 to better communic...

Updated : 2014.07.16 20:39

Rare Goryeo lacquer art returns home

One of the finest pieces representing the lacquerware art of the Goryeo dynasty has returned to Korea, thanks to tireless efforts by a private group to retrieve it from overseas. The lacquered sutra b...

Updated : 2014.07.15 20:51

Immersive performance to take place at old Seoul Station building

The old Seoul Station building, where Tristan Sharps, British artistic director of the theater company Dream Think Speak, will stage a site-specific performance on July 19. (Seoul 284)The old Seoul St...

Updated : 2014.07.15 20:08

Peering behind people’s social networking masks

Art duo Kang Ji-yun and Jang Gun-hee take on an unusual quest to follow the traces of a man they call Mr. K solely based on his updates on a social networking site.The two artists travel to the gym Mr...

Updated : 2014.07.13 20:12

Summer escape to the museum

White balloons sway in the breeze, creating shade where urbanites can take shelter from the blazing summer sun. A mist of water from sprinklers cools off the hot summer air in a forest of high-rise bu...

Updated : 2014.07.09 20:39

Art of keeping masterpieces safe

Two metal detectors are installed in the lobby of the Seoul Arts Center and a sign stands near them, saying that sharp and blunt weapons, firearms and chemical substances and toxic chemicals are not a...

Updated : 2014.07.03 21:04