International Studies & Programs

Celebrating East Asian Traditional Performance Arts

Join the beat! Enjoy a week of exciting performances and workshops from three world renowned groups from East Asia! October 25th - 27th.

Rakugo Flyer   Nanguan Flyer   P'ansori Flyer

Program Booklet


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Rakugo Workshop I

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
MSU Auditorium, Arena Theatre
542 Auditorium Road
(Basement)

Rakugo Pre-Performance Reception

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
6:30- 7:00 p.m.
RCAH* Look Out! Gallery
362 Bogue Street

Rakugo Performance 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Snyder Auditorium (Lower Level)
362 Bogue Street

Rakugo Workshop II

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
MSU Auditorium, Studio 60 Theatre
542 Auditorium Road (Basement)
Public invited as audience only.

*Residential College of Arts and Humanities

Rakugo is a form of Japanese verbal entertainment. It features a lone storyteller who sits on a stage, using only a paper fan and a cloth as props. The stories have a comedic edge which keeps the audience laughing.


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Nanguan Pre-Performance Reception

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
6:30 - 7:00 p.m.
RCAH Look Out! Gallery
362 Bogue Street

Nanguan Performance

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
7:00 - 8:15 p.m.
Snyder Auditorium (Lower Level)
362 Bogue Street

 

Nanguan Workshop 

Thursday, October 27, 2016
10:20 - 11:40 a.m.
B310 Wells Hall
619 Red Cedar Road
 
*Residential College of Arts and Humanities
 
 
Nanguan is a style of Chinese classical music originating in southern China. Nanguan features a nine-person music and theatre troupe from Taiwan. Introduction by Shih-Hui Chen, Professor and Chair of Composition and Theory at the Shepherd of Music, Rice University.

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P'ansori Workshop

Thursday, October 27, 2016
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
MSU Auditorium, Studio 60 Theatre
542 Auditorium Road
(Basement)

P'ansori Pre-Performance Reception

Thursday, October 27,2016
6:30- 7:00 p.m.
RCAH* Look Out! Gallery
362 Bogue Street

P'ansori Performance

Thursday October 27, 2016
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Snyder Auditorium (Lower Level)
362 Bogue Street

*Residential College of Arts and Humanities

P’ansori is a solo-singer storytelling art designated as Korea’s intangible treasure and an UNESCO world oral heritage. Its narrative structure alternates between spoken passages that moves the plot and sung passages that further define the musical poetics. Five classical narratives remain with their vocal stylistics vividly revealing the ancient Korean cultures, beliefs, and expressions.

One of the five narratives remaining in the P'ansori storytelling tradition, Song of Water Palace is an allegory of human greed, foibles, and the prevailing law of nature: Deep in the South Sea, the Dragon King falls gravely ill. Neither doctors nor medicines can cure him. One day, a mystic healer descends from heaven to tell the king he needs the liver of hare for medicine. It is Turtle, his faithful minister, volunteers to go to Land to find Hare for his king. Turtle finds Hare and successfully lures him to Water Palace. Would the Dragon King recover by virtue of Hare’s liver? Chan Park delivers her bilingual adaptation of an excerpt from the narrative, with English subtitles for the song lyrics.


For more information contact us:

Asian Studies Center
asiansc(at)isp.msu.edu
(517) 353-1680


Program Committee

Joanna Bosse - Residential College of Arts and Humanities
 
Julia Grimm - Asian Studies Center
 
Julie Hagstorm - Asian Studies Center
 
Ok-Sook Park - Linguistics and Languages, the Korean Program
 
Catherine Ryu - Committee Chair, Linguistics and Languages, the Japanese Program
 
Tze-Lan Sang - Linguistics and Languages, the Chinese Program
 
Ann Folino White - Theater

Co-Sponsors

Asian Studies Center • Chinese Program • College of Arts & Letters • College of Music • Council on Korean Studies • Department of English • Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages • Department of Theater • Global Studies in Arts and Humanities • International Studies and Programs • Japan Center for Michigan Universities • Japan Council • Japanese Program • Korean Program • Ministry of Education, Republic of China (Taiwan) • Residential College in the Arts and Humanities