HERITAGE SUNDAY: THE S(E)OUL OF KOREA
Sounds of Korea, Sue Yeon Park, Ensemble Sinawi, New York Korean Traditional Marching Band
Celebrate the exquisite traditional performing arts of Korea—from delicate court music to graceful ritual dances to rousing processional music. Coming directly from South Korea, the internationally renowned Ensemble Sinawi performs shamanistic improvisations. Sounds of Korea is the premier performance group of Korean traditional arts in the U.S., founded and directed by master dancer and percussionist Sue Yeon Park, an NEA National Heritage Fellow. Based at New York’s Korean Performing Arts Center, exquisitely costumed dancers, musicians, and singers perform a range of theatrical masked dances, the popular vocal art ofp’ansori (storytelling/folk opera), and rural percussion music. The New York Korean Traditional Marching Band is a military band ensemble specializing in daechwita (“great blowing and hitting”).
Presented in association with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance.