A beautiful Storytelling Through Korean Traditional Dance

Bloom, please bloom again.
Today is the day forgetting the withered days.

– Lotus, A Flower Come Out Once More-

The elegant and graceful dance is on the stage of Jeongdong Theater as the part of the performance “Lotus, A Flower Come Out Once More” which is opened on April. 6th.

The performance will be on the stage till October 29th and it is presenting the Korean traditional arts such as court entertainment, sword dance etc.

Two traditional tales are combined for the new story.

[▲Court ceremony and entertainment ⒸJeongdong Theater]

The story consists of two Korean traditional folk tales. One is “The tale of Ms. Domi” and the other is “Igongbonpuri” which is shamanic storytelling.

“The tale of Ms. Domi” is a story about that the king desire Ms. Domi but she overcomes the differences with her wisdom and finally she confirm her love to her husband. and “Igongbonpuri” is a story about Wongangami who revived by a flower of revivification.

[▲The love of Dodam and Seoryeon ⒸJeongdong Theater]

The two folk tales was retold by the story of the love of Dodam and Seoryeon and their difficulties and overcome.
Through the story, the audiences can understand easily even if there are on lines and enjoy the colorful traditional dance of Korea. Also, it is a huge merit for the foreign audiences so it is easy to find them in the auditorium.

The essence of Korean traditional dance

[▲Hunting of the king ⒸJeongdong Theater]

You can meet all kinds of Korean traditional dance on the stage such as Taepyeongmu, Parilmu and sword dance etc.
The director of the performance, Chunghan Kim, said,
“I focused on the essence of the Korean traditional dance as well as the contemporary sense.”
It is a great opportunity to see the colorful Korean traditional dances which have traditional and contemporary sense at the same time.
Also, the music is remarkable as well as the dance. Especially, the music of Pansori in the peak scene helps your understanding.

If you want to feel the exciting Korean tradition, you should see the show.

[▲ Dance of Seoryoen, the best dancer of the court. ⒸJeongdong Theater]

Under the colorful light, the motions of the actors has elegance like wings of  cranes.

[▲The altar of Mohwa ⒸJeongdong Theater]

Especially, the scene of ‘the altar of Mowha’ is the best. Many actors hit Buk(Korean traditional percussion) praying for revivification of Seoryeon and the group dance makes the audiences falling into a trance.

Eunhee Kang, an audience of the performance who came with her daughter said,
“I loosed my mind from the beautiful dance and hope many people see this performance to learn more about Korean traditional dance.”

[▲Revivification of Seoryeon ⒸJeongdong Theater]

<Lotus, A Flower Comes Out Once More> offers an opportunity to meet a new sense of Korean traditional dance.
If you want to experience the colorful traditional dance and music, you should visit to Jeongdong Theater.

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