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A Korean music drama with 300 years’ Pansori history, Changgeuk In 1962, the National Changgeuk Company of Korea, an organization specializing in changgeuk, was founded with the objective of reviving the beauty and spirit of Korean songs. The music theater of changgeuk is a unique Korean art form that has been around for over a century. Its distinctive artistic device and philosophy match those of any Western opera.

For over 50 years, the National Changgeuk Company of Korea has continuously pursued preservation, standardization and popularization of traditional changgeuk, staging original contemporary changgeuk performances. To do so, the company arranged the scripts for the five pansoris (traditional Korean narrative songs : Chunhyangga, Simcheongga, Sugungga, Heungboga, Jeokbyeokga) and has performed them in full versions since 1998. The scripts were also translated and published in englishlish, French, and Japanese to make changgeuk known to the world as a traditional performing art form of Korea.