|Considered Chongdong Theater’s main attraction, the Traditional Korean Stage received the KTO Grand Prize in 1999 and remains on Seoul’s list of Ten Things to See. The show is also featured in Japanese and American travel guide books as a must-see among Korean traditional performances, offering a cultural experience of dances, instrumental performances, sori (sounds of Korea), and pungmul (percussion band). |
About the Show: The Traditional Korean Stage presents the four representative genres of dance, instrumental music, musical performances of sori, and pungmul, offering an interesting and exciting repertoire for spectators. The Traditional Korean Stage Troupe, including dance, musical, and pungmul groups, preserves and passes down old traditions while creating new works as well. The troupe has focused on further improving and setting a trend for traditional performing arts by using traditional performing arts based on classical performances and new productions which balances traditional and modern styles. The show consists of jeongo (drumming), Korea’s unique buchaechum (fan dance) and hwagwanmu (flower crown dances), a gayageum performance, and samullori all on one stage. Spectators can also take a group photo with performers after the show. Performances include subtitles in English, Japanese, and Chinese.
Major Features: Spectators can learn how to play janggo onstage before the performance. Lessons cost 15,000 won which include translation services in English and Japanese.
|January ~ December 20:00~21:20 (Open all year round except for Mondays)|
|S 30,000 won / A 20,000 won / Disabled 10,000 won (One companion is a 50% discount) / Students are a 50% discount.|
|Take Subway Line 5, and get out of Seodaemun Station, Exit 5: walk 300 meters in the direction of Gyeonghyang Daily, and turn right. Tnen, walk 400 meters towards Chongdong Theater. You can also take Subway Line 1, and get out of City Hall Station, Exit 1: Walk adjacent to the walls of Deoksugung Palace for 6 minutes. |
Another alternative is taking Subway Line 2, and get out of City Hall Station, Exit 12: Walk adjacent to the walls of Deoksugung Palace for 6 minutes.
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