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[Korea] Lunar New Year Celebrations at National Gugak Center

Photo Courtesy of National Gugak Center

In celebration of Seollal (Lunar New Year), the National Gugak Center will be holding a host of special performance events titled “Yeomindongnak” (meaning “the king sharing joy with the people”) on February 10th and 11th at its main theater Yeak-dang and at the outdoor stage.

The upcoming event will consist of two parts. Part 1 will feature Korean traditional dance and music, along with a calligraphy performance staged by the Gugak Orchestra, the Folk Music Group, and the Dance Theater of the National Gugak Center. Part 2 will be held outdoors to give way to a more upbeat rhythm and dynamic performances. Aside from these, there will be some Korean traditional snacks and liquor available for the visitors to enjoy.

Meanwhile, a range of hands-on activities will take place at the center’s outdoor plaza starting two hours before the performance. The activities will offer a chance to experience some of the most representative Korean folk games like tuho (arrow throwing), jegi-chagi (Korean game of tassel-kicking), and sledding. Admission is 10,000 won for all seats.

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< Lunar New Year special performance events: “Yeomindongnak’ >
☞ Venue: Yeak-dang (Main Theater) and outdoor stage at National Gugak Center in Seocho-gu, Seoul
☞ Period: February 10th & 11th, 2013 (4:00 pm)
☞ Admission: 10,000 won (same price for all seats)
☞ Ticket Purchase: Online and phone reservations (+82-2-580-3300 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)) or on-site purchase
☞ Online Reservation: National Gugak Center homepage (Korean) ※ Foreign registration number required for sign-up
☞ Inquiries: +82-2-580-3300 (Korean, English, Japanese. Chinese)
☞ Homepage: http://www.gugak.go.kr (Korean, English, Chinese, French, Spanish, Russian)
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
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Courtesy of National Gugak Center

Date
01/31/2013
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