For Healthy Freedom of the Artists

Intro. Is an Artist really a free-spirited being? There indeed is a freedom of expression in the thoughts within the individual works of an artist, but considering the artist’s lifelong career, making a progress in his/her works is almost the same as creating a...

Holding a mere handkerchief

To celebrate their 70th Anniversary, the Limon Dance Company was having a national dance tour. On Apr.15th they visited Stockton and performed three famous pieces; MAZURKAS, ORFEO, THE MOOR’S PAVANE. I was lucky to be one of their audiences. Since we watched the video...
Windy Thursday

Windy Thursday

‘I don’t remember the film either… but I remember those emotions.’ –In movie, ‘AMOUR’–   Thursday night, I was standing in front of the Art and Science Center waiting for my friend Cara to watch “A Concert in Dance.” The day was so windy that when I found my...

Over the mountains there are mountains, Pyoungyang Summit Reflections

  DECEMBER 30, 2015   WHAT KIND OF “DEAL” IS THIS?   Shame, shame, shame!   I was at the gathering today.   I listened to the grandmothers.   They feel betrayed, and they have been betrayed.   While the English world news agencies have been praising this agreement...

Teacher, why don’t you speak Korean?

“Teacher, why don’t you speak Korean?” (Part 1: Language, Culture & Imperialism in Korea: Starting the Conversation) Last year several Korean students I know were extremely angry with an English teacher from the US  for his response to the above question. I do...

REFLECTION ON THE OPENING CEREMONIES IN PYEONGCHANG

(Or, why I hate the Olympics, but cried with joy while watching the opening ceremonies in PyeongChang last night) February 10th, 2018   Something happened last night in PyeongChang. During the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics. Something amazing. Something...