|The National Folk Museum is the leading museum depicting Korean folk culture that attracts 3 million visitors every year. Every Saturday, the museum offers free performances where Korean music, traditional dance, martial arts, and mask plays are performed for Korean and foreign spectators to illustrate Korea’s major seasonal events, special exhibitions, and traditional intangible cultures.
About the Programs: The regular Saturday Performances, featuring traditional dances, gut (exorcism rites), and Korean classical music, are held every Saturday at 2 pm at the Performance Hall of the National Folk Museum. Park Young-ki's “Piri” will be performing on January 14, 2006, various flute performances and folk music in the four-movement style of Seo Yongseok. “Kim Su-yeong’s Dance” will feature the original works of drumming and dancing by the famous choreographer and producer Bae Myeong-gyun meant to drive away evil spirits.
Cheon Ik-chang is a musician and master of refining Korean musical instruments that accommodate both western and Korean musical traditions. On January 28, 2006, he performed the work of Beethoven as well as some of his original works using traditional string instruments. Other performances based on Korean traditions can be seen free of charge every Saturday. After April, outdoor dance and singing performances will be held every Sunday. For more information, please visit the museum’s website.
The admission ticket is allowing you to see many top-rated traditional performances at the National Folk Museum.
|* Saturday Performances - every Saturday 15:00
* Sunday Performances - every Sunday 14:00 (April~June / September~October)
|Museum admission gives free access to the performances.
Adults (19-64) 3,000 won, Teenagers (7-18) 1,500 won
|Take Subway Line 3, and get out of Gyungbokgung Station, Exit 5|
|www.nfm.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)|