• A Festival of Ideas
  • May 2 - 5, 2024
  • Guelph

The Story of Sim Cheong: A daughter and her blind father

Saturday, January 20, 2018; 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

P’ansori is an ancient form of storytelling performed by artists who train their vocal cords for decades to accomplish the full range of emotions and vibrations that the human voice can possibly achieve. This Korean p’ansori concert by master vocalist Il-Dong Bae and percussionist Dong-Won Kim was the first time that Bae had ever performed the entire epic song Shimch’ōngga (The Story of Sim Cheong) at one performance. Their presentation at the ArtsEverywhere Festival also featured projected surtitles in English so that the Guelph audience could follow the tragic tale Sim Cheong and her blind father as it was beautifully rendered by Il-Dong Bae and Dong-Won Kim.


River Run Centre,
Woolwich Street,
Guelph, ON.