Ssitkimkut: The Korean Shaman Ritual of the Dead
Where: Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Ave.
212-288-6400 Price: $25
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Ssitkimkut is the extraordinary Korean ritual for the dead that cleanses the dead spirit, assisting it on its way to the next life. The ritual is layered with singing, dancing, instrumental and theatrical performance, creating a strikingly unique art form. The experience of Ssitkimkut offers an uplifting spiritual transformation that comforts the living when the deceased soul is liberated on its journey in the afterlife. The ritual is full of poignant moments that express sadness and joy, as well as humor that is part of the human condition.
Free pre-performance lecture at 7pm by Dr. Hilary Finchum-Sung (Seoul National University)Buy tickets/get more info now