Ssitkimkut: The Korean Shaman Ritual of the Dead presented by the Asia Society

2018 New York Sanjo Festival

Friday, May 18, 2018, 8:00 pm
(Free pre-performance Lecture at 7:00 pm)

Asia Society
725 Park Ave., New York, NY 10021 

Tickets: $25 General / $22 Students and Seniors

Ssitkimkut is the extraordinary Korean ritual for the dead that cleanses the dead spirit, assisting it on its way to the next life. The ritual is layered with singing, dancing, instrumental and theatrical performance, creating a strikingly unique art form. The experience of Ssitkimkut offers an uplifting spiritual transformation that comforts the living when the deceased soul is liberated on its journey in the afterlife. The ritual is full of poignant moments that express sadness and joy, as well as humor that is part of the human condition.


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Miro Yoon