June 15, 2017 13:23
Film director Kim Tae-yong will take on a new challenge, directing a traditional Korean music performance.
Kim will direct a musical titled "Kkokdu," which is intended for foreign audiences, that will run at the National Gugak Center in Seoul from Oct. 4 to 22. It targets visitors ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
Kkokdu means a wooden marionette used for decorating a bier.
"It will be a musical that combines dance, singing, and traditional Korean music," said a staffer at the center.
Kim, who is married to Chinese actress Tang Wei, has long shown his affection for traditional Korean music, including pansori or one-person narrative song.
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