Travel News

[Korea] Andong To Host Year-Round Mask Dance Performances

  • Date01/15/2014
  • Hit6758

A UNESCO World Heritage site since 2010, the Andong Hahoe Folk Village [UNESCO World Heritage] in Gyeongsangbuk-do will be holding regular performances as part of its Hahoe Mask Dance Drama Performance (Hahoe Byeolsingut Exorcism) 2014 program.

In January and February, regular performances will be staged every Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hahoe Village Mask Dance Performance Hall. From March to December, two more days (Wednesday and Friday) will be added to the performance schedule. All performances are free of charge. There will also be a small gathering and a time for visitors to take photos with the performers after the show.

For more information, please visit the Hahoe Mask Dance Drama website at (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

*Hahoe Mask Dance Drama Performance (Hahoe Byeolsingut Exorcism)
The Hahoe Mask Dance drama originated in Hahoe Village, Andong, Gyeongsangnam-do, and dates back to the mid-12th century. It was performed by and for the common people as part of a shamanist ritual for the town’s peace and prosperity. Imbued with the wisdom of our ancestors, the Hahoe Mask Dance Drama has garnered praise from audiences around the world due to the artistic value of the masks, the mass appeal of the drama and it’s ability to demostrate conflict reconciliation between the social classes.

*Byeolsingut Exorcism
Byeolnada means unusual or eccentric. Byeolsingut refers to ‘an unusually large ritual (gut)’ or ‘an eccentric ritual (gut).’

More info

<Hahoe Mask Dance Drama Performance (Hahoe Byeolsingut Exorcism) 2014>

Venue: Mask Dance Performance Hall in Hahoe Village
    (300-15 Unheung-dong Andong-si Gyeongsangbuk-do)
Date and Time: January – December, 2014 (Year-round)
    * Hahoe Village Mask Dance Performance Hall
        - January-February: Saturdays and Sundays at 14:00-15:00
        - March-December: Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 14:00-15:00
    * Andong Dam Gaemok Port
        - July-September: Saturdays at 19:00
    * Andong-si Nakdonggang Riverside Music Fountain
        - July-September: Sundays at 19:00
Admission: free
    Hahoe Mask Dance Drama (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    Andong City Culture Tourism Division (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    Andong Hahoe Mask Museum (Korean, English)
    Hahoe Village Mask Dance Performance Hall +82-54-854-3664 (Korean, English,)
    Hahoe Village Tourist Information Center +82-54-852-3588 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Courtesy of Hahoe Mask Dance Drama