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|CIOFF World Folkloriada is an international folklore festival held every 4 years. It is hosted by International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts (CIOFF). First started in the Netherlands in 1996, the 2012 CIOFF World Folkloriada will be held in Anseong
in Gyeonggi-do Province.
Anseong is home to a number of Korea’s representative intangible folk heritages which are still practiced today. It is the home of Namsadang Baudeogi, a leader of the Namsadang School troupe; Kang sun young, the master of the Korean traditional dance Taepyeongmu; and a master artisan of brass wares.
The 2012 CIOFF World Folkloriada will offer performances by 60 international folklore teams, exhibitions, and hands-on experience activities.
Baudeogi Memorial Ceremony, Gil Nol Yi (September 30), Pre-Festival Ceremony, Opening Ceremony, Closing Ceremony
CIOFF folk performances (41 countries, total of 840 performances), CIOFF collaboration performance 'Eoullim (harmony)', Anseong Namsadang Nori, Anseong old marketplace (exhibition and experience), agricultural hands-on experience, Jangseung (wooden totem poles) making, pottery hands-on experience, straw crafts, Namsadang Nori experience, Theme Exhibition Hall (Introduction of CIOFF and Anseong), CIOFF Folk Exhibition Halls by Continent, world food experience, world Pungmul marketplace (CIOFF)
Anseong cultural performances, face painting, children’s amusement park, surprise Ssamji performance by international performance teams, Anseong history road (photo & relics exhibition), Anseong Mat Choom agricultural products sales, caricatures, etc.
|CIOFF 41 countries (planned) and 1,140 performers|
Adults (ages 19-64): 4,500 won / Youths (under 18): 3,600 won
Ticket Reservation (Korean)
Adults: 5,000 won / Group: 4,500 won
Youths: 4,000 won / Group: 3,500 won
Free Pass tickets (admissions available for the entire period)
Adults: 25,000 won / Youths: 20,000 won
National visitors: 15 people or more
International visitors: 10 people or more
|Open to visitors of all ages|
Pyeongtaek Station (Seoul Subway Line 1).
Take Bus 50, 55, 55-1, 70, 370, 370-1 or 380.
Get off at Anseong Terminal (안성터미널).
Take a taxi from Anseong Terminal to Anseong Mat Choom Land (안성맞춤랜드).
Or, from Seoul Express Bus Terminal or Nambu Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Anseong. From Anseong Terminal, take a taxi to Anseong Mat Choom Land.
|www.2012folkloriada.com (Korean, English)|