Esplanade Presents | A Tapestry of Sacred Music


Ssitgimgut: Ceremony for the Departed

Chae Soo Jung (Korea)
22 & 23 Apr 2017
Sat & Sun
Sat: 9.15pm
Sun: 6.30pm
22 Apr 2017 : 9.15pm
23 Apr 2017 : 6.30pm
Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Shamanistic ceremonies in Korea varied from region to region, serving the communities through different rituals that are also more and more recognised as important cultural expressions involving music and dance.

In Korea, religious practices vary from region to region. In Jindo Island, southern Korea, a solemnly beautiful ritual called ssitgimgut is performed to comfort and bid farewell to the departed. It is performed by an ivory robed shaman priestess, accompanied by dance and music.

Ssitgimgut will be performed by pansori master Chae Soo Jung and master musicians from Korea National University of Arts.


채수정 蔡水晶 Soojung Chae
서예우 徐汭佑 Yewoo Seo
서정숙 徐貞淑 Jungsook Seo
김동국 金東國 Dongguk Kim
지명인 池銘寅 Myeongin Ji
소민영 蘇敏怜 Minyoung So
배현아 裵睍娥 Hyuna Bae
박정진 朴正鎭 Jungjin Park
윤호세 尹虎世 Hose Yoon

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