Adolescents, Culture and Theatre: a Contemporary Korean Perspective
Public Lecture by Dr. Hwang, Ha Young
Monday, April 8th, 2019, 6:30 PM (Doors open at 6pm)
Great Room (NYU Building, 1st Floor Auditorium)
19 University Place, New York, NY10003
Tickets: Free (RSVP Required)
Co-presented by NYU's Department of East Asian Studies and The Korean Cultural Center New York.
This session aims to look at youth culture in the contemporary Korean context and how theatre – particularly Theatre for Young Audiences – attempts to engage with and respond to it by interacting with young people through diverse collaborative projects. Paying attention to the notion of adolescents (Cheongsonyeon in Korean) and its implications to the socio-cultural context of Korea, it will illustrate some cases of Theatre for Young Audiences, which explore ways to connect with the perceptions of Korean adolescents in the creative process of making theatre. This is to lead to suggesting a dimension of contemporary Korean theatre as a socially engaged performance practice.
Dr. HWANG, Ha Young is Associate Professor in Theatre for Young Audiences at Korea National University of Arts in Seoul, Korea. Before returning to Seoul in 2012, she was Assistant Professor on the Theatre Studies program at National University of Singapore. Her areas of research include embodiment and space in Applied Theatre, the issues of interactivity in TYA and the intercultural dimensions of contemporary TYA in Korea and other parts of Asian region. She is currently a board member of ITYARN (International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network) and Korean Editor of A|S|I|A (Asian Shakespeare Intercultural Archive).
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