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Standing Rock Cultural Arts'
"Around the World" Music Series
~~~Korean pansori: Sugungga (Song of the Underwater Palace)~~~
featuring master performer Chan E. Park
8:00 p.m., Saturday, March 16, 2019
North Water Street Gallery
300 N. Water Street, Suite H
$10 suggested donation (or pay what you can)
preceded by 7:30 p.m. meet-and-greet featuring light food and drinks
Pansori (판소리) is a unique tradition of
story-singing originating in South Korea, in which a solo vocalist, accompanied
by a single barrel drum called buk, performs all the roles, as well as the
narration. In 2003, UNESCO recognized pansori as a Masterpiece of the Oral and
Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
A longtime professor of Korean language, literature, and performance studies at
The Ohio State University, Dr. Chan E. Park (박찬응) is one of the foremost
exponents of pansori in North America, and endeavors to create a vibrant
engagement between performer and audience (the "pan" 판 in pansori).
For her concert, Park will treat audience members to a bilingual performance
(in Korean and English) of "Sugungga" (수궁가 / 水宮歌, Song of the Underwater Palace), an ancient fable in which a turtle
uses trickery to lure a wily hare to the undersea palace of the Dragon King.
The reception will feature sujeonggwa, traditional Korean
ginger-cinnamon-persimmon punch, served at no additional charge.