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Masks & the Mask Dance
Sep 16, 2014
*This is the third part in our series, “Masks & the Mask Dance” published in partnership with the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage 1. What is the mask dance? The traditional Korean mask dance, or talchum, is a form of drama featuring the wearing of masks...


Istanbul in Gyeongju: an encounter between two ancient ...
Sep 15, 2014
Turkey's Istanbul has met with Korea's ancient city of Gyeongju at the recently opened "Istanbul in Gyeongju" festival. The celebration enables Turkey to bring its vibrant and colorful cultural elements, infused with both Eastern and Western features, to the far end of the Silk R...


Korea-Japan festival brings neighbors closer
Sep 15, 2014
Already geographical neighbors, Korea and Japan have now gotten much closer with a big festival that took place in Seoul on September 14. The fair was launched in 2005, designated as the year of Korea-Japan friendship in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the normalization ...


Autumn abounds with the performing arts
Sep 12, 2014
A list of “can’t miss” concerts and performances has just come out, good news for concert-goers. There are a bountiful number of classical music concerts and performances on the way, a style of music perfectly tuned to this cool, serene autumn mood. There is also a variety of tra...


Director Kim Ki-duk wins ‘Best Film Award’ in Venice
Sep 11, 2014
Director Kim Ki-duk has been awarded the Venice Days Best Film Award, an independent sidebar to the 71st Venice International Film Festival, which ran from August 27 to September 6 in Venice, Italy. It was his 2014 thriller "One on One" that won the day. The official poster ...


Palace festival opens this September
Sep 11, 2014
A festival will be held in Seoul this September offering the opportunity to experience and enjoy various aspects of ancient royal court life during Joseon times (1392-1910). Festival-goers can learn about royal ancestral rites, the tea ceremony and court food, appreciate Korean t...


Concept Korea wows New York Fashion Week
Sep 11, 2014
On September 9, three up-and-coming Korean fashion designers rocked the New York runway as part of 2014's New York Fashion Week . The “Concept Korea Spring/Summer 2015” fashion show took the three designers and put them under the spotlight at the Lincoln Center for the Performing...


Art shows across the country in September
Sep 11, 2014
September is turning into an eventful month for the arts. There are three modern art shows taking place across the country, one after another. Over 10,000 installation and media art works are and will be presented in Gwangju, Seoul and Busan, making September one of the busiest m...

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N-Sonic are the first ever K-pop band to visit India
Sep 10, 2014
Finally, N-Sonic has reached India, to be the first ever Korean pop or hip hop group to visit India. The first ever Korean pop band coming to India had their press conference at the Korean Cultural Center India this morning. They were greeted with traditional Indian flower g...


Alien love story steals the show at Seoul drama festiva...
Sep 05, 2014
“My Love From the Star,” an SBS soap opera that has garnered a huge fan base at home and across mainland China, has stolen the show once again. The megahit drama won a total of four awards during the Seoul International Drama Awards 2014 (SIDA), one of the world's biggest interna...