~ 2020 ~
The 7th Annual Sebae re-enactment
February 1, 11 am - 4 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
MFA (Museum of Fine Arts in Boston) opens its door for free on Saturday, February 1 to celebrate Lunar New Year. KCSB participates in the celebration with Chinese and Vietnamese cultural organization, and perform re-enactment of SeBae (세배), a bowing ceremony to elders.
Also, Korean Traditional and Contemporary dances will be performed in Alfond Auditorium.
Garam Gugak Ensemble
University of Mass, Amherst, MA
Garam Gugak Competition is one of the most prestigious competitions in Korea, and these musicians are exceptionally virtuosic artists. They will present the quintessential traditional Korean music genres including sinawi (an instrumental chamber ensemble), pansori (a vocal narrative genre), sanjo (an instrumental solo improvisational genre), namdo japga (a collection of southern folksongs for professional pansori singers), as well as contemporary compositions.
The Garam Ensemble concert is co-sponsored by Korean Student Association in UMass Amherst and Korean Cultural Service of Mass.
Celebration of Korean Family Month: Exhibition
May 1 - May 31
Concord Free Public Library, Concord, MA
Exhibition of Bojagi (Korean fabric) and Joomchi (Korean hand-made paper)
Jung Hee Lee specializes in Korean Bojagi (Korean Textile). And founded Korean Bojagi Form (https://www.facebook.com/beyondbojagi/). Bi-annual Bojagi form will be open in NY in May 2020. Lee has retired from faculty position in RISD
Jiyoung Chung is Joomchi artist, freelance writer, and independent curator. She has developed an innovative method for utilizing a traditional Korean method of papermaking called Joomchi. In Jiyoung’s hands, the ancient takes on a more contemporary appearance. The Hani (Korean mulberry paper) reveals itself as a painterly, abstract and contemporary art form filled with sculptural and textural imagery.
~ 2019 ~
Festival of Dance & GuGak
Sunday, September 29, 3 PM
Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA
Gugak is inherently improvisatory, and can be seamlessly played next to classical, jazz, and contemporary music. Six Gugak masters (Tae-baek Lee, Ji-young Yi, Wan-chul Won, Hyeun-bin Lim, Tae-young Kim) from Korea opens up a rare performance of authentic as well as contemporary collaboration with Boston Ballet artists (principals Seo Hye Han and John Lam), cellist (Kari Juusela), and Korean Traditional Dance Group (three-drum dance).
K-Arts Dance Festival
Thursday, December 19, 7:30 PM
Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington, MA
Fourteen dancers from the K-Arts Dance Company in the Korea University of Arts showcase traditional and modern dances. Five graduates of K-Arts University are currently active in Boston Ballet, including two principals, and other graduates such as Kimin Kim of the Mariinsky Ballet are active all over the world.
The complete program is available here.