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The National Theater of Korea continues to captivate audiences with its bold experiments combining traditional Korean music with other genres, including jazz, at the Yeowlak Festival. See TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE, below. [NATIONAL THEATER OF KOREA]


National Theater of Korea

To July 30:
The National Theater of Korea is continuing its experimentation with cultural mash-ups through this festival under the theme “Different Angles.” Traditional Korean music will be blended with different genres for 11 performances.

First-generation Korean jazz pianist Shin Gwan-wong and daegeum (bamboo flute) master Lee Saeng-kang will collaborate; Choi Soo-yeol, an assistant conductor at the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, will create an unprecedented mix of classical and traditional music. Even a famous Korean chef, Jang Jin-woo, will present his own interpretation of traditional music.

All tickets cost 30,000 won; a five-performance package is subject to a 50 percent discount.

Dongguk University Station, line No. 2, exit 6.


Seoul Donhwamun Traditional Theater

To July 23:
Before the Seoul Donhwamun Traditional Theater officially opens in September, it is offering a variety of traditional music performances with tickets an affordable 3,000 won apiece.

The theater aims to recreate traditional Korean music with contemporary touches. “Geuk Ak Mu Do,” for example, will showcase songs in the form of a play, while “Chunghogaram” will surprise the audience with its unusual cast of male gayageum (traditional zither) players, since the instrument is usually played by women.

For more information on performances and tickets, visit www.sdtt.or.kr.

Anguk Station, line No. 3, exit 3.



Andong, Northern Gyeongsang Province

Sept. 30 to Oct. 9:
The traditional form of Korean mask dance known as talchum will be showcased at this festival in Andong, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Unlike other forms of dance, viewers are invited to participate during performances of talchum, which is one of the form’s unique characteristics.

The area around the festival is known for being home to 317 Korean cultural assets, including numerous seowons (traditional education centers).

A timetable for the festival will be available at www.maskdance.com starting one month before it kicks off.

Visitors can purchase tickets at the venue.

Tickets cost 7,000 won for adults and 5,000 won for students and seniors.

*Event information collected from the Korea Tourism Organization. Tickets are available at ticket.interpark.com/global or by calling 1544-1555.
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