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2009.2.19 Event Calendar


To Feb 28: “The Ballerina Who Loves a B-Boy.” Through battles between the past and the present, the proletariat and the bourgeoisie, this performance will show that differences can be overcome with love - and a little dance.

This exuberant show was voted one of the top performances at Scotland’s Edinburgh Festival, received rave reviews in New York and set box office records in China.

An infectious mix of break dancing and ballet, the performance centers on the touching love story of a ballerina who longs for freedom from the rigid rules imposed on her.

Her life changes when she falls in love with a B-boy, but as the two come from different worlds, she is left confused.

Prepare to be dazzled by outstanding technical skill and beat-perfect moves throughout the seemingly improvised performances. This is a treat that brings together drama, music and dance in equal measure.

The show is staged at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4 and 8 p.m. on Fridays and 3 and 6 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

Tickets range from 40,000 won ($27.60) to 50,000 won.

City Hall Station, line No. 1 or 2, exit 12

(02) 2266 2727, www.showbboy.com


To Feb. 28: “New March, Waikiki.” Returning to the National Theater for its second run in Korea, this musical is a story about dreams and the human condition.

The 2009 version has been updated and completely renewed for this year’s season. Whereas the original musical dealt with the frustrations that grow from unfulfilled dreams, and the different characters’ reactions to them, the new musical will show those same characters moving on and fulfilling their life ambitions.

Focusing on the generation of the 1970s, New March, Waikiki is an exciting musical journey that will be certain to have you singing along.

The show is staged at 8 p.m. on weekdays (except Mondays), 3 and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 and 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets cost 30,000 won for all seats.

Dongguk University Station, line No. 2 or 6

(02) 1544-1555, www.interpark.co.kr


To March 29: “Charles Eames: Master of 20th Century Design.” Charles Eames may be a relatively new name in American design, but his works are already beginning to stand out as classic pieces of modern design.

Eames specializes in architecture, equipment and furniture, as well as industrial design.

Through his work, he adds intelligence to his field and creates thoughtful images.

Eames is recognized for his outstanding accomplishments in 20th-century art and development.

If you’re in search of new ways to spruce up your apartment in time for spring, or are simply a fan of structural design, then take a closer look at this collection.

Seocho Station, line No. 2, exit 3

(02) 513-3660,www.sac.or.kr


Friday to July 26: “Dreamgirls.” Better known to the Korean public for the 2006 movie version that starred pop divas Beyonce Knowles and Jennifer Hudson, the musical version of “Dreamgirls” will be staged here beginning this weekend.

With music by Henry Krieger and lyrics by Tom Eyen, Dreamgirls opened on Broadway in 1981, and was soon nominated for countless Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Loosely based on the showbiz aspirations of real-life R&B acts such as The Supremes and James Brown, the musical is a journey that follows the rise of a young female singing trio who become household names.

For the Korean show, the main character will be performed by a talented local cast. Deena will be played by Jung Sun-ah, a proven talent from hit musicals including “Nine” and “Xanadu,” while the role of Effie will be shared by musical stars Hong Ji-min and Cha Ji-yeon.

The show will be staged at 8 p.m. on weekdays (except Mondays), 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 96,000 won.

Jamsil Station, line No. 2, exit 3

1588-5212, www.musicaldreamgirls.co.kr


Today: “Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra Subscription Concert.” The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra will hold its SPO Subscription Concert as part of the orchestra’s New Wave series.

Although founded in 1948, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra was re-launched in 2005 with the goal of becoming a world-class orchestra to represent Korea abroad.

In tonight’s concert, the SFO will be performing under Korean conductor Sung Shi-yeong, one of the most exciting young conductors on the international scene.

Sung is currently assistant conductor at the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Together with talented pianist Alexander Gavryluk, winner of the 11th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in 2005, Sung and the SPO will perform pieces from Sibelius, Prokofiev and Bartok.

The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 50,000 won.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5

(02) 3700-6300, www.sac.or.kr


Today to Tomorrow: “Laurence Lesser and Paik Hye-sun.” Between them, Laurence Lesser and Paik Hye-sun have age, beauty and enough talent to spill out of any concert hall in the world.

American violinist Lesser has enjoyed a long and prestigious career spanning five decades.

In the early part of his career, he won the 1966 Tchaikovsky Competition, followed by appearances with the London Philharmonic and the New Japan Philharmonic.

He was recently the president of the New England Conservatory.

Korean-born Paik Hye-sun began playing the piano at the age of four.

Critics have described her as “a sensitive and thinking musician first, and an awesome technician second.”

Following Lesser’s lead, Paik won the 1994 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition as well as a host of other awards.

The pair will treat audiences to a unique rendition of Beethoven pieces.

Tickets range from 8,000 won to 30,000 won.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 7

(02) 6303-7700, www.kumhoarthall.com


Saturday: “Jason Mraz Live in Seoul.” The internationally acclaimed singing star is coming to the Korean capital.

Mraz is an experimentalist like no other, effortlessly mixing genres as diverse as reggae, folk, rap and hip-hop. He brings an upbeat, lighthearted feel to his music, which is sure to charm fans of any style.

His music relates to his life. After the first four years of his career, Mraz decided to take a break for a year.

The result was a period of self-introspection which changed the style of his music.

His new songs, such as “Lucky” and “I’m Yours,” preserve his innovative style, yet are undoubtedly influenced by his time away from the music industry.

He was recently nominated for Grammy Awards, and his appearance in Seoul is the first leg of a celebratory world tour.

Tickets range from 66,000 won to 88,000 won.

Apgujeong Station, line No. 3, exit 3

1544-1555, www.musicalpark.com


Saturday: “Won Kim Piano Recital.” The Korean pianist Kim Won, described as “a musician with moving musicality who mesmerizes audiences,” will be giving a solo performance this weekend.

Regarded as Korea’s best known and most dynamic young pianist, Kim has already performed extensively in Europe, Korea and the U.S., winning prestigious competitions such as the International Music Competition Maria Canals.

At this concert, Kim will offer various classic works from “Petrouchka” including Symphonic Etudes Op. 13 and the Three Movements.

The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from 30,000 won to 70,000 won.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5

(02) 541-2512, www.sac.or.kr



SK Knights vs. Dongbu Promy

Jamsil, 7 p.m.

ET Land Black Slamer vs. LG Sakers

Incheon Samsan, 7 p.m.


Samsung Thunders vs. KTF Magic Wings

Jamsil, 7 p.m.

KT&G Kites vs. Mobis Phoebus

Anyang, 7 p.m.


Dongbu Promy vs. LG Sakers

Wonju Chiak, 3 p.m.

ET Land Black Slamer vs. Daegu Orions

Incheon Samsan, 3 p.m.

SK Knights vs. KCC Egis

Jamsil, 2:30 p.m.


KTF Magic Wings vs. Dongbu Promy

Busan, 3 p.m.

Samsung Thunders vs. KT&G Kites

Jamsil, 3 p.m.

KCC Egis vs. Mobis Phoebus

Jeonju, 3 p.m.

LG Sakers vs. Daegu Orions

Changwon, 7 p.m.


Samsung Thunders vs. ET Land Black Slamer

Jamsil, 7 p.m.


SK Knights vs. LG Sakers

Jamsil, 7 p.m.

KT&G Kites vs. KCC Egis

Anyang, 7 p.m.




Korean Air Jumbos vs. Hyundai Skywalkers

Incheon Dowon City Gym, 7 p.m.


Suwon Kepco 45 vs. Sangmu KAFAC

Suwon Gym, 3 p.m.


Daejeon Samsung Blue Fangs vs. Korean Air Jumbos

Daejeon Chungmu Gym, 2 p.m.

LIG Greaters vs. Hyundai Skywalkers

Gumi Park Jung Hee Gym, 2 p.m.


Hyundai Skywalkers vs. Sangmu KAFAC

Cheonan Yoo Gwan Sun Gym, 7 p.m.


Suwon Kepco 45 vs. Daejeon Samsung Blue Fangs

Suwon Gym, 7 p.m.


Korean Air Jumbos vs. LIG Greaters

Incheon Dowon City Gym, 7 p.m.



Saturday to Tuesday: Launched in 1999, this pollack festival is held each February to celebrate the local fish specialty of Goseong, Gangwon Province.

To ensure a good catch and boost community morale, the festival, held at Geojinhang Port, includes numerous hands-on events such as a sea festival and a cultural festival.

It has helped the city promote its seafood and contributed to the growth of the local economy.

Various contests include baiting hooks, gutting fish, guessing the exact weight of fish, as well as sampling pollack cuisine.

Another crowd-pleaser is the pollack market, which also sells other seafood at low prices, and the seafood auction. Other attractions are traditional programs such as playing yut, a wooden stick game, and other games.

Except for a few special events, most programs will be held at the Geojinhang Port.

From Seoul, take a bus at Dong Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Daejin.

Dong Seoul Express Bus Terminal Station, line No. 2, exit 3

(033) 680-3221, www.myeongtae.com
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