Ssitgimgut: Ceremony for the Departed
23 Apr 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
With a history that dates back 5,000 years, shamanism is the oldest indigenous religion in Korea. Fundamentally, it is the belief that humans are at one with nature and that every object in the world possesses a soul.
In Korea, religious practices vary from region to region. In Jindo Island, southern Korea, a solemnly beautiful ritual called ssitgimgut is performed to comfort and bid farewell to the departed. It is performed by an ivory robed shaman priestess, accompanied by dance and music.
Ssitgimgut will be performed by pansori master Chae Soo Jung and master musicians from the National Gugak Centre.
Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
1 Esplanade Drive