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SoriN Corp presents 1st Annual Korean Culture Show

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 7:30 PM

Marking its debut, the nonprofit SoriN Corp, in partnership with Sorichung Enterprise, hosts its 1st Annual Korean Culture Show showcasing the traditional sounds and dances of Korea.

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SoriN Corp & Washington Sorichung present
1st Annual Korean Culture Show

With extraordinary storytelling through pansori (Korean folksong), instruments, and dance, Washington Sorichung Korean Traditional Music Institute, together with professional guest performers coming all the way from South Korea, create a vibrant one-of-a-kind show to showcase the traditional sounds and dances of Korea.

The 1st Annual Korean Culture Show will mark the debut of SoriN Corp, a nonprofit organization with a mission to serve as a cultural bridge for American and Korean communities to gather together, to cultivate and spread interest in the beauty of Korean culture. Inaugurated this year, SoriN Corp will also host other promising collaborative events in the future in order to further its mission. 2018 will also be dedicated to the celebration of the reopening of the Old Korean Legation.

Based in Northern Virginia since 2007, Washington Sorichung Korean Traditional Music Institute has a cultural ministry to extend Korean traditional culture to the global community through education and performance. With a fruitful history, Washington Sorichung has already garnered strong recognition by performing regularly at the White House and in the Halls of Congress, as well as at events hosted by numerous Korean and Asian associations in the U.S. and other countries. They perform at cultural festivals and universities, and continue to participate in numerous competitions in-state and internationally, bringing home multiple awards. Notable accolades include becoming a certifying organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA), Korean Prime Minister Award, and many more. They also provide education through creative programs and enrichment workshops and hold local performances by inviting top guest artists to share their talent.

Performance Timing: Part One - 47 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 51 min.