Traditional Arts Performances @ KOREA HOUSE

I had the chance to eat traditional food and see some Traditional Arts Performance at the KOREA HOUSE :

http://www.kangkoku.or.kr/eng/?en_skin=performance.html

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The Buffet was DE-LI-CIOUS !

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And the waitress were dressed with traditional Hanbok

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(Sorry for the lame quality,  I took these pictures with my old phone )

After having filling my belly with this very tasty food, we go to a little theater located inside the KOREA HOUSE.

And then, the performance started

 Bicheon (“Flying Celestial Maiden”)

« This dance is choreographed to depict a human being aspiring for free flight, and consists of movements expressing the beauty of blank space and the noble appearance and freedom of a heron flying in the air. »

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Gyobang Gutgeori Dance

« This dance originated from Gisaengbang ( Gisaeng were korean courtesan ) in Jinju accompanied by the gutgeori jangdan depicts the dancers who performed at special occasions such as banquets. The movements are rather complex and create a mysterious atmosphere »

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Seoljanggo

« Seoljanggo is a highly expressive style of farmers’ percussion music performed with four janggo (a drum shaped like an hourglass). Each drummer plays a slightly different beat, creating a perfect ensemble »

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(They were too fast ! I couldn’t take a good picture of them >..< )

Arirang Medley

« This Korean representative folk music is a collection of various regional forms of Arirang, including Gin Arirang, Gu Arirang, Arirang,etc. Arirang has been registered as an UNESCO Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2012. »

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Pansori

« Pansori was registered as a UNESCO Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2003. The singer sings orally-transmitted stories to a rhythmic beat performed by a drummer. »

Seopyeonje and Chunhyang both directed by the famous korean director Im Kwon Taek.

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Korean fan dance

« The dance is performed by dancers dressed in royal formal dress while holding a fan featuring a peony blossom pattern. The fan movements depict peony blossoms in an elegant fashion. »

One word : BEAUTIFULL

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O-go-mu (Five drum dance)

« One dancer performs a traditional tune to an accompaniment of five drums. This performance features unified dance movements by dancers. »

Actually, I couldn’t take any picture of the performance. I was too busy taking a video of it !❤

( You can watch it on the blog facebook page😉 )

Salpuri dance

« This folk dance shows the supreme beauty of Korean dance, which moves in a seemingly static state. Designated as Intangible Cultural Heritage No. 97, this dance is a form of exorcism. »
 
That was creepy even if the dancer was beautifull !

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The grand concert of drums

« This art performance expresses the full range of characteristics of drums though the use of various types of Korean drums. It is a dynamic dance which changes splendidly according to the strength and rhythm of the drumbeat. »
 
So colorful ! *O*

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2 réflexions sur “Traditional Arts Performances @ KOREA HOUSE

  1. Param dit :

    Wooow *______* Korean traditional music and dances are always so fascinating…
    and i want to volunteer for unesco too T.T must have been very intersting

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