The Compelling Stage of Song with Enduring Power and Presence
Ranging from 3 hours to no less than 8 or 9 hours, executing a complete work of pansori while solely relying on a drummer’s rhythms is truly a special challenge both for the singer and the audience. NTOK’s <The Complete Performance of Pansori> has been undertaking this challenging endeavor every single month since 1984. This important stage of song would have disappeared if it were without the singers and drummers who have respected this practice as fate to dedicate their life to and its audience, or “ear connoisseurs,” who have supported their journey. This season’s <The Complete Performance of Pansori> is illuminated by renowned masters such as Cho Joo-seon, Song Jae-young, Kim So-young, and Ahn Sook-sun. Don’t hesitate to give it a try if you feel curious about this art form praised as outstanding cultural heritage.