Filmmaker Kim Tae-young to Tackle Traditional Music

  • By Heo Yun-hee

    June 15, 2017 13:23

    Kim Tae-yong

    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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