Sound of Korea: 2013 U of T Korea Day Cultural Fair

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Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Saturday, November 30, 201311:30AM - 6:00PMGeorge Ignatieff Theatre
The Buttery
University of Toronto
15 Devonshire Place
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Sound of Korea
2013 U of T Korea Day Cultural Fair

Host : Centre for the Study of Korea, University of Toronto
Organizers : UofT Korea Club, EASSU, UTKSA, KOVA, UofT Talk Talk, INDePth, Hallyu Dongari.
Sponsors : Consulate General of Republic of Korea in Toronto, Korea National Tourism Organization
Ariring Korea TV, Korea Town BIA, Galleria Supermarket

*Cultural Exhibition : 11:30am-2:30pm (at The Buttery)
Korean Traditional Games, Free Korean Lunch, and Gifts
Korean Book Display by UofT East Asian Library
Try on Hanbok and Photo Zone and more

*Musical performance and Quiz contest (at the George Ignatieff Theartre)
2:00pm Opening Ceremony
2:30pm Singing P’ansori, Traditionally: Lecture and Performance by Prof. Chan E. Park
3:30pm Performance by the korean Traditional Music Association of Canada
4:00pm Quiz Contest on Korea and K-pop Performance

Admission to all events is free

“Singing P’ansori, Transnationally: Lecture and Performance”

Developed among the singers of the southwestern regions of Korea in and around the eighteenth century, the storysinging art of p’ansori was a favored entertainment for Koreans of the nineteenth century. In the twentieth century, p’ansori was marginalized in the Western influenced culture of art and entertainment. In the 1960s, p’ansori was crowned as Korea’s intangible cultural asset, then UNESCO’s world oral heritage in 2003. The journey of p’ansori is a microcosmic epic of the history of modern Korea as well as retrospection of her past. Chan Park shares her scholarship and art of p’ansori singing, with presentation of Hare Returns from the Underwater Palace, her recent bilingual adaptation from the Song of the Water Palace, transmitted by her late teacher Chung kwonjin:

The Dragon King of the Underwater Palace is gravely Ill, and he needs a liver of mountain hare for cure. The loyal minister Turtle journeys to the land to fetch one. After many encounters with death, Turtle finds Hare, and coaxes him to follow him to the Underwater Palace. Upon arrival, Hare realizes he is about to be cut open. How does he return home alive?

Chan E. Park earned her Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii (1995), and is currently Professor of Korean Language, Literature, and Performance at The Ohio State University. Park has published extensively on the Korean performativity and its interdisciplinary implication, including her monograph, Voices from the Straw Mat: Toward an Ethnography of Korean Story Singing (University of Hawaii Press 2003), and Songs of Thorns and Flowers: Bilingual Performance and Discourse on Modern Korean Poetry Series (Foreign Language Publications 2010- ). Innovator of “bilingual p’ansori,” Park has presented at numerous locations around the world.


Kyoungrok Ko
(416) 946-5115

Main Sponsor

Centre for the Study of Korea


Asian Institute


Consulate General of Republic of Korea in Toronto

Korea National Tourism Organization

Ariring Korea TV

Korea Town BIA

Galleria Supermarket


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