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Exhibition: Coloring Time—An Exhibition from the
Archive of Korean-American Artists, 1955–1989: Part One
Through May 17
Gallery Korea of the Korean Cultural Service NY
This exhibition is the first installment featuring
works of the Korean-American artists in a long-term
project called the Archive of Korean-American
Artists (AKAA). The AHL Foundation has been
working on this project for the past two years, collecting and documenting
materials and records related to Korean-American artists deserving of more
public recognition and attention. The Korean Cultural Service of New York is
proud to present some of the archival sources in its gallery to the public this
Exhibition: Plastic Memory 10022
May 29 - July 19
Gallery Korea of the Korean Cultural Service NY
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 29, 6-8PM Artists: Buhm Hong, Yusam Sung, Sun You, Hyungsub Shin, and Hong Seon Jang
In collaboration with the Jamaica Center for
Arts & Learning and initiated by participating
artist Hong Seon Jang, Gallery Korea presents
the works by five artists. Since February,
these artists have been using the gallery
as a communal studio space in an attempt to bridge art with life, and to
explore beyond the narrow, formulaic structure of the exhibition to create an
environment that functions as a lab for production and experimentation.
The finished works will be exhibited at Gallery Korea at the end of May, with
documentation of the artists’ processes during the residency. The exhibition
explores the theme of plastic, a material used by all five artists, because of
its characteristic malleability. It is symbolic of the artists’ experiences during
the residency. Removed from their usual private settings, they entered an
environment where new connections shaped them and outside forces molded
their ideas.
Ensemble Mise-en Season Concert IV
Thursday, May 2, 8PM
The Cell Theater (338 W 23rd St, NYC)
Ensemble Mise-en, a promising New
York group organized by Moon Young
Ha, a South Korean composer, offers a
unique cultural experience by showcasing diverse composers’ work. One of
the ensemble’s goals is to consistently highlight the sounds and musical ideas
of other cultures and bring these experiences to diverse audiences.
Program: Music by Bent Sørensen, Erik Lund, Louis Karchin, Graham Flett
and Moon Young Ha.
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Celebrate Korean Children’s Day
Sunday, May 5, 1PM
FlushingTown Hall
(137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY)
To celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage
Month and Korean Children’s Day on May 5th,
Flushing Town Hall presents an Interactive Korean Traditional Music program
with a NY Korean Traditional Marching Band. This 2-hour program on May
5th, 2013, 1-3 pm, will include a procession and outdoor performance in
front of Flushing Town Hall. Indoor performances of Samul-Nori, Seol-Jangu
and Modeum-Buk at Flushing Town Hall Theater, an interactive Drumming
Workshop that would help participants understand Korean rhythms/
instruments, singing/following, and to explore traditional movements. May 5th
is also Cinco de Mayo, a Mexican Holiday and there will be more activities
related to Mexican culture and we expect diverse community members will
attend the Korean program.
Admission is free. Please check for additional
Shattered Glass Ensemble to Make Carnegie Hall Debut
Tuesday, May 7, 8PM
Carnegie Hall Zenkel Hall (881 7th Ave, NYC)
Violinist Elizabeth Woo to premiere new work by Albert
Markov based on traditional melodies from the Gangwon
region of South Korea
The Shattered Glass Ensemble and its Artistic Director,
violinist Elizabeth Woo, will offer a smashing artistic
experience when the conductor-less string ensemble
makes its Carnegie Hall debut at Zankel Hall on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 8 PM,
with Ms. Woo as soloist.
In addition to music by Vivaldi, Bach, Mendelssohn, Penderecki and Sarasate,
the concert will feature the world-premiere of Rhapsody No. 6, “Korean,”
by Albert Markov, composed for and dedicated to Ms. Woo, inspired by the
essay Valley of May by Korean writer Yoojung Kim and based on three Korean
I KADA’s 3rd Annual Show & 1st KoDaFe
Sunday, May 19, 4PM
Dance New Amsterdam
280 Broadway, 2nd Floor (entrance on Chambers), New
York, NY10007
I KADA (Korean American Dance Association)
international contemporary dance company is having
their 3rd annual show and launching the 1st KoDaFe
(Korean Dance Festival) in NYC, collaborating with a selection of well-known
companies and choreographers. The event will be held on May 19th, at 4PM at
Dance New Amsterdam.
Korean Cultural Service NY Presents OPEN STAGE:
Picture Bride by DAWN
Thursday, June 6, 7PM
Korean Cultural Service NY
The companies and choreographers are creating works related to numerous
Korean traditions. I KADA Company is creating the new work to introduce new
audiences to the worlds of contemporary and traditional Korean dance, as well
as the fusion of the two styles to new audiences.
I KADA's mission is to provide cultural exchange through various forms of arts
with a particular focus on dance. I KADA believes that creating dance works of
extraordinary artistry fusing music, film, painting, and photography holds the
potential to deliver positive messages and life enriching experiences for all.
Tickets cost $25. To purchase tickets, please call 212-625-8369 or reserve
your seats at
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Cross-Cultural Improvisation Workshops and
Saturday-Monday, June 29, 30, July 1 Workshops at York College/CUNY (94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica,
NY 11451); Free/Open to public
Final performance at 8PM at Roulette (509 Atlantic
Avenue, Brooklyn, NY11217); General Admission $15/
Members, Students, Seniors $10
Program (subject to change)
Vivaldi – Concerto for Three Violins in F major (RV.551)
Soloists: Elizabeth Woo, Holly Jenkins, Tina Bouey
J.S. Bach, arr. Qin Ding – Musical Offering:Ricercar a 6, BWV 1079:5 for 12
strings (Arrangement Premiere)
Mendelssohn – String Symphony No. 7 in D minor
Penderecki – Sinfonietta No. 1 for Strings
Sarasate, arr. A. Markov - Playera, Zapateado, Habanera
Elizabeth Woo, soloist
Albert Markov – Rhapsody No. 6, “Korean” (Premiere)
Based on Korean traditional melodies
Elizabeth Woo, soloist
Cross-Cultural Improvisation Workshops and
Performances, hosted by the International Society for
Improvised Music (ISIM) and directed by Jin Hi Kim, will
feature guest artists including Gamin Kang (piri, tae-pyong-so, saeng-whang)
and Hyun-Sik Shin(ajeng) from Korea as well as Jane Ira Bloom (saxophone),
and Elliott Sharp (guitar) from U.S.A. The workshops, hosted in collaboration
with York College / CUNY and with generous support from Arts Council Korea,
will be held from June 29 to July 1 and involve workshops and performances
of musicians from highly diverse cultural backgrounds. Each day’s schedule
will include three to five hours of workshops and rehearsals. On July 1, the
culminating performance will be held at Roulette in Brooklyn.
Tickets – $30, $40 (Students, Seniors: $10, available only at the box office)
Tickets available starting April 1, 2013 at the box office (57th Street and
Seventh Avenue); by telephone at Carnegie Charge: 212-247-7800; or online:
The workshops are open to the public, but tickets to the performances must
be purchased. To purchase tickets, please visit For more
information on the workshops and performances, please visit
As the last performance of ‘2012-2013 OPEN STAGE,’ Korean Cultural Service
NY proudly presents Picture Bride by DAWN.
This play is about the first Korean immigrants who went to Hawaii. The
picture brides go to Hawaii and are surprised to find out that their grooms
are much older than they expected them to be. Though hard to adjust at first,
the partners start building their lives together in Hawaii. The story shows
the tragedy of a colonized country and the sadness of a third world nation’s
working class and immigrants. However, the love and humanity of friends can
also be found.
The scripts that are performed are written by the producer/director Da-Eun
Chung, and will be focusing on telling the unrevealed stories within Korean
history. The Play is given in English.
Admission is free, but RSVP is required. To make a reservation, please visit after May 20th.
Korean Movie Night
JUNE 11 – ARCHITECTURE 101 (2012)
Architect Seung-Min (Uhm Tae-Woong) receives a visit from
a woman who wants his assistance in building a new home.
The only catch is that she’s his old first love, and life had
taken them both in very different directions. Now thrust back
into a series of memories he’d long since tried to forget,
Seung-Min is torn between the love of his past and the reality of his present. A heartbreaking but beautiful story of the
lessons we learn as we grow, Architecture 101 was one of
2012’s biggest hits – with bold, beautiful cause.
from May 14th – June 25th
Presented by the Korean Cultural Service NY
Tribeca Cinemas @ 7PM
(54 Varick Street, on the corner of Canal Street)
All seating is first-come, first served. Doors open at 6:30PM.
Series Three: Laughter and Love at the Box Office!
May - June
From director Jo Sung-Heecomes a timeless romance about
young, innocent love and the lengths we will go for passion
and promise. When a young girl, played by Park Bo-Young,
moves into an old house, she’s startled by the discovery
of a “wolf boy” locked inside the property’s barn. As she
slowly teaches him how to behave like a normal human boy,
they begin to realize their affections for each other, even
though another man has set his sights on the her. The biggest romantic hit in the history of Korean cinema, this tale of
star-crossed tenderness will have you dabbing away tears of
joy and believing in true love all over again!
We here at the Korean Cultural Service love to laugh, and judging from the hilarious and
heartwarming blockbusters that have smashed records across Koreain the recent years,
we’re clearly not alone! Comedies and romances are hotter than ever, and fans around the
world can’t get enough of the feeling they get from smiling, crying… and being in love!
With that in mind, we’re bringing New York City four of Korea’s most recent comedic
(and romantic) box office hits, so join us this Spring for a quartet of brilliant, sweet, and
oftentimes hysterical gems that you’re sure to remember forever!
East Coast Premier!
Kindness can happen anywhere, as evidenced in this new
release blockbuster about a group of prison inmates who
devise a plan for one of their own to see his estranged
daughter. As it turns out, the mentally-handicapped YongGoo (RyooSeung-Ryong) was falsely imprisoned and, after
saving one of his cellmates from a rival gang leader, earns
the trust and admiration of his fellow prisoners. Now, with
time running out, the group of friends will do anything to
reunite Yong-Goo with his little girl – and audiences across
Koreastill can’t get enough of it! Still playing to packed audiences, Miracle in Cell Number 7 is now the fourth biggest
hit film in Korean cinematic history!
MAY 28 – SUNNY (2011)
Getting Here
By Bus
M1, M2, M3, M4 to Madison Ave. and 57th St.
M101, M102 to Lexington Ave. and 57th St.
M31, M57 to Park Ave. and 57th St.
M30, Q32 to Park Ave. and 59th St.
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to Lexington Ave. and 59th St.
V to Fifth Ave. and 53rd St.
Twitter: @KoreanCultureNY
Girl power! In this award-winning hit, a group of schoolgirls
form a timeless friendship, bonding over their willingness to
do whatever it takes to help each other out.
Park Avenue
56th St.
57th St.
Lexington Avenue
58th St.
Madison Avenue
A country girl, relocating to Seoul, becomes a part of the
clique… but when an irreversible tragedy strikes, the group
finds themselves forced to go their separate ways. Twentyfive years later, when two of the girls happen to meet by
chance at a hospital, they decide its time to get their friends
back together and make their lives “sunny” again! An irrepressible feel-good comedy, Sunny was tied with the historical action blockbuster War of the Arrows as the biggest
Korean film of 2011!
Celebrate Korean Children’s Day
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Celebrate Korean Children’s Day