The OnStage Korea 6th Showcase presents
"Land of the Poet"
Tuesday, December 5 at 7:00pm
Studio Theatre (Mead Theatre)
Free with an RSVP!
Join us for the sixth and final Onstage Korea showcase of 2017, featuring the innovative traditional Korean music and poetry mashup ensemble Fairytale, for their Washington, D.C. premiere at Studio Theatre on Dec. 5, 2017!
Formed in 2011, Fairytale's core motto is to "communicate with the world through music." By creating music based on the pure and plain emotion found in Korean poetry and song, the group strives to stay faithful to their namesake: innocent and fundamental human storytelling. Fairytale often gets up close and personal with their audiences through unique venues like busy streets and intimate theaters, plus a gripping stage presence that helps them reach broader artistic goals.
Fairytale's sound is based on Korean traditional music, but the group aims to achieve a perfect balance between traditional and contemporary styles. Fairytale will celebrate their Washington, D.C. premiere with a major repertoire, Land of the Poet. This performance tells a musical story based on a famous piece of Korean poetry, blending poetic narrative with dramatic theater methods, and includes including High Spirit, What Are You Looking For, Until Peonies Bloom, and After Rain. Fairytale conveys the essential emotions and rhythm of Korean poetry, delivered with an irresistible musical style.