Lee Narae: A cursed woman, Ong-nyeo

presented by the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Thursday, May 9, 2019, 7:30 PM

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets, New York, NY 10023

Ticket: Free (First-come, First-served)

Throughout her career as a traditional Korean singer (“sorikun”), Lee Narae has reflected on and problematized the representation of women in traditional pansori, a form of musical storytelling that developed under the influence of Confucian culture. In exploring this art form, she sheds new light on Byeongangseo-ga—a pansori narrative that is a particularly strong example of patriarchal values—by shifting the perspective to the ill-fated female character, Ong-nyeo, and recreating this work through a variety of artistic styles. Lee Narae combines a wide range of sounds with spoken word and transforms them through music, seamlessly incorporating other musical influences. She thus inherits the tradition of pansori while recharging it with contemporary creative energy.

Presented by the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center in collaboration with the Korean Cultural Center New York and in partnership with Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center

International tour support provided by the Korea Arts Management Service’s Center Stage Korea program

For more information, please call the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center at 212-721-6500 or visit http://www.lincolncenter.org/atrium/show/lee-narae-a-cursed-woman-ong-nyeo


Miro Yoon