Virtual Korea

Ssitgim(cleansing ritual)

Performing Arts

Monday, December 14, 2020

2020 ARI PROJECT: Performing Arts
Ssitgim: COVID-19 Ssitgim gut (cleansing ritual)

Promoted by KTYPR Inc.

-Date: Monday, December 14, 2020 at 7:00pm
-Watch on: YouTube KCCLA
-For more Info: or 323-936-3015

The Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles(Wijin Park, Director) and KTYPR Inc.(Jongseon Han, President) presents a special online performance '2020 Virtual Ari Project : Ssitgim(COVID-19 cleansing ritual)' on Monday, December 14th, 2020 at 7:00 PM

This performance is dedicated to everyone that have been affected by the Pandemic, especially those that lost their loved ones. We hope our performances brought a moment of comfort and joy.

This project hosts vibrant collaborations between experimental and forward-thinking young artists, and aims to facilitate a dialogue between LA’s many diverse cultures and communities, as well as tradition and contemporary life.

The video clips will include Contemporary Korean Dance 'Balnorum', Pansori with Explanation 'Excerpts from Chunhyang-Ga' with traditional African instrument Djembe, 'Seoljanggu dance', Contemporary Western African Dance 'Segbo/Encounter', and the performance will end with 'Jindo Ssitgim gut: COVID-19 cleansing ritual'.

Ssitgim, which is a gut, or, shamanic ritual that is typical of the Jindo region in South Korea, is named for its purpose of sending off the deceased to the world of the dead, washing them clean of the suffering they were not able to resolve during their lifetime. Jindo Ssitgim Gut is famous for not only consoling the dead but also the living. This project seeks to comfort those have lost their love ones due to COVID-19, and to wish eternal bliss upon those who have passed.

Please enjoy the special performance '2020 Virtual Ari Project : Ssitgim(COVID-19 cleansing ritual)'

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* Performance commentary: Scarlett Kim

1. Balnorum(Contemporary Koren dance)
Choreography: DaEun Jeong
Dance: DaEun Jeong, Chantal Cherry, Natalia Velarde
Janggu: In Gyu Shin, Spoken: Melody H.Sim(Shim)

2. Excerpts from Chunhyang-Ga(Pansori with Explanation)
Vocal: Melody H.Sim(Shim)
Djembe: Wilfried Souly

3. Seoljanggu
Playing sitting down: In Gyu Shin
Playing standing up: DaEun Jeong

4. Segbo/Encounter(Contemporary Western African Dance)
Choreography/Dance: Wilfried Souly
Vocal: Melody H.Sim(Shim)

5. Jindo Ssitgim gut: COVID-19 Ssitgim gut (cleansing ritual)
Vocal: Melody H.Sim(Shim), Minhyung Kim
Janggu: In Gyu Shin, Jing: DaEun Jeong
Wreath laying ceremony : Chantal Cherry, Natalia Velarde, Wilfried Souly

*This performance is presented as a part of the Korean Cultural Center’s ARI PROJECT Season 2020: Performing arts series, which features a rich program of various performing arts programs including Korean traditional music and dance, modern fusion world music, Jazz, royal court tea ceremonies, puppet shows as well as theater.

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