Changgeuk Shimcheong boasts the deeply rooted energy and power of authentic Korean sound
Since the inception of National Repertory Season, National Changgeuk Company of Korea has taken the challenge of 'modernizing five pansoris’ and worked on Sugung-ga, Chunhyang-ga, Jeokbyeok-ga and Heungbo-ga. The last stage of this journey is Shimcheong-ga. Shimcheong-ga is considered to be the most brilliant pansori artistically, with a lot of tragic and emotional scenes. It is also difficult to perform the entire piece without outstanding skills and experience in pansori.
National Changgeuk Company of Korea, with the finest traditional singers of our time, is working with Jinchaek Sohn, a director who is exceptionally strong in dramatic narratives that make audience laugh and cry, in order to bring a deeply moving experience of authentic pansori changgeuk. Keeping and highlighting the unique flavors of pansori narrations, the piece will reveal the true essence of the members of the company.
National Changgeuk Company of KoreaNCCK has made various stages including Sugung-ga, Chunhyang-ga, Jeokbyeok-ga, and Heungbo-ga since its Repertory Season started. Under the goal of modernization for five pansori plays, NCCK has been leading the popularization of changgeuk and receiving the praise from the both audience and critics.
For the last pansori of the five, Shimcheong-ga is going to unveil this April. Jin-Chaek Sohn, the representative of Theater Michoo, takes a role as a director. He has confidence that the stage would present the dignified traditional sound with over 300-year history. Master Sook-Sun Ahn who has been active in the hundreds of changgeuks after joining the NCCK in 1979 takes both jakchang and dochang to make the audience moved. The stage step as well as the direction and jakchang is also worth notice in this series. Tae-Seob Lee who has designed over 200 stages of changgeuk, opera, musical, and play prepares the modernized stage, and Young-Jin Kim from the traditional hanbok brand ‘Tchaikim’ which presents young and sensual hanbok in the movies Love Lies, The Magician, opera La Traviata, and play Hamlet takes the costume design. NCCK and veteran producers join together for this stage to capture the audience’s interest with wonderful sound and modern stage which is maximized Korean beauty.