I had the chance to eat traditional food and see some Traditional Arts Performance at the KOREA HOUSE :
The Buffet was DE-LI-CIOUS !
And the waitress were dressed with traditional Hanbok
(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. »
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 »
« 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 »
(They were too fast ! I couldn’t take a good picture of them >..< )
« 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. »
« 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.
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
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😉 )
- « 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 !
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*