|The musical JUMP is a non–verbal performance that is based on the traditional movements of taekwondo, a Korean form of martial arts. The performance has been receiving great reviews and earned the top box office award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2005. |
Its popularity was also reflected in its tickets sales: In February, tickets for JUMP were sold out almost everyday at the Peacock Theater (1,000 seats). The musical will show advance martial art movements from taekwondo, acrobatic movements, and taekkyeon (Korean traditional martial art) along with non-verbal music in a harmonious way.
Story: This musical tells about an eccentric family who brags about their amazing martial art skills. The story begins with a man who’s in love with the daughter of this family and visits their home in which the lady’s grandfather, father, mother and uncle, all live together and are all masters of martial arts. Since her grandfather loves to practice martial arts with all the family members every day, the man has no choice but to join them.
However, contrary to his weak appearance, he discovers that he is actually good at martial arts and the daughter begins to fall in love with him. One day, two thieves break into their house, but there is nothing for them to steal. All they could do is just run away before they get caught.
Tips: As JUMP continues to present endless comic episodes, you definitely won’t feel bored. Instead you may feel like you’re watching a real live TV sitcom drama. The non-verbal musical is also open to audiences of all ages from various countries.
The musical starts its opening scene by selecting a martial arts master among the audience. If you go without any prior expectations, each performance will be a whole new feeling. The audience can double their enjoyment during the performance, hoping to be selected as a martial arts master.
|Seoul: Monday 20:00 / Tuesday to Friday 16:00, 20:00 / Saturday 13:00, 16:00, 16:00 / Sunday and Holidays 15:00, 18:00 |
Busan: Tuesday to Friday 20:00 / Saturday 16:00, 20:00 / Sunday 15:00, 18:00 (no performance on Mondays)
|seat R 50,000 won / seat S 40,000 won|
|- Take subway line No.1 and get off at Jongno 3-ga Station(Exit 15) → Go straight in the direction of Burgerking and turn left at the 4-way intersection → Go towards Cheonggye 2-ga road (Cinecore Theater, 10-minute walk) |
- Take subway line No.1 and get off at Jonggak Station(Exit 4) → Go straight in the direction of Burgerking and turn right at the 4-way intersection → Go towards Cheonggye 2-ga (Cinecore Theater, 10-minute walk)
|www.hijump.co.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)|