Art Garden in Lunch Time : Indie-musician from Estonia – I wear*Experiment.

[Art Garden in Lunch Time]

Indie-musician from Estonia.

I Wear* Experiment

12.20pm, It is time to be lazy after having lunch.

Art Garden in Lunch Time is coming back!

This Autumn session of the Art Garden in Lunch Time consists of concerts
to communicate with the audiences through the music.​

Every Fridays, 30 minutes long- street performances are staged in Jeongdong Theater Garden.

Today’s artist is :​ I Wear* Experiment .

The band presents very experimental movie sounds and the two concerts in Estonia were sold out.

Also the band has participated various festival in Baltic states

and was selected as the official Christmas music for the president of Estonia.

After I Wear* Experiment started the concert, the audiences became full.

The Art Garden in Lunch Time has very short distance between the stage and the audiences.

It is very nice to enjoy the live concert!!


The band kept communicating with the audiences during the concert.

It was short time in lunch time

but it is enough time to healing for the salary men in Jeongdong-gil!

The next concert is highly expected!!!

The first day of Jeongdong City Project! What a great Indie-music festival!!

[Jeongdong City Project in Gyeonju]

The first day!

What a great Indie-music festival!

On the second week of September, blue banners are every where in front of Sin Gyeongju Station.

Jeongdong City Project in Gyeongju is a outdoor festival which is held in Gyeongju, the City of history and culture.

Since 2014, Jeongdong Theater organized a Indie-music festival once a year

in order to support the cultural development in Gyeongju City.

That is “Jeongdong City Project in Gyeongju”!!!

In this year, the festival is held in Autumn.

Period : September 15-16. 2017 (Two days)

Venue : Bomun floating Theater in Gyeongju

Concept : Under the stars, be lost in Music

Sept 15 – Under the stars, let’s dance (Nametag, The KOXX, IDIOTAPE)

Sept  16 – Under the stars, be lost in Music (FLOWERPOT, The Barberettes, Kimbanjang and Windycity)


Here below the scenes from the first day of the festival!!

Walking through the lake park, I heard music from somewhere.

I walked following the music and I found the Jeongdong Theater’s event booth.

At the entrance of the auditorium, there were repletes which contains the information of the artists and the show.

Also, there were various events to give the audiences many gifts!!

Such as Korean Beef!!!  ​

Also, there was a giveaway event which has no fails!!

Various gifts such as Beef Jerky, Jinsaeng Drink, Amusement Park Ticket and ‘Silla’ Performance Ticket!!!

Also, there was some snack bars of Popcorn, drinks and coffee!

Let’s go inside of the stage!​

At 6 pm, the first stage of Jeongdong City Project in Gyeongju started.

The opening show was by ‘Chungang Jaeil Band’ who won the award of music competition in Gyeongju.

The audiences started to dance and many foreigners also joined to the concert.

During the stage change, the MC leaded a game!


Who will be the winner?!

The winner gained a voucher of The-K Hotel Spa.

In the following game, the performance ticket of ‘Silla’ was also presented.​

The next stage was ‘Nametag’ who plays dynamic and alternative Rock music.

Everyone shouted “Rock n’Roll”!!

After that, the KOXX, a modern rock band came on the stage.

As it was the first time in Gyeongju of the band, the Gyeongju citizens were welcoming the band!

​The last stage was ‘IDIOTAPE’.

IDIOTAPE is electronica band and they won the award of the best dance & electronic album.

The concert finished in the late night and it was like something is missing from the concert.

But also it left a high expectation for the concert of the next day..

Cultural life in Bomun Tourist Complex

Hello 🙂

I’ve posted about the travel spot in Gyeongju.

Especailly today, I would like to post about ‘Cultural Life’ in Bomun Tourist Complex!


As all of you are coming from out of Gyeongju,

Mostly, you might arrive in Sin Gyeongju Train Station, Express Bus Terminal or Gyeongju Train Station.

For the first, I would like to recommend you to have a great lunch on Hwangridan-gil,

which recently is very famous in Gyeongju.

After having lunch, you can hang around the Hwangridan-gil.

And you can come to Bomun Tourist Complex by bus.

Here below the bus numbers headed for Bomun Tourist Complex.

From Sin Gyeongju Station(KTX)

No. 700

Gyeongju Terminal(Express Bus Terminal)

No.10, No.700, No.18, No.100-1, No.150-1

Gyeongju Station(Train)

No.10, No700, No18, No.100-1, No.150-1

All right! After arriving in Bomun Tourist Complex,

You should visit to ‘Wooyang Museum’.

Wooyang Museum was founded in 1991
and it has presented various international exhibitions & artists inside and outside of Korea!

The museum is located in Hilton Hotel!

Current exhibition is  ‘Meta-scape’ !

Do you know what ‘Meta-scape’ is?

Regarding the information on the museum web,

it means ‘Meta-reading of landscapes’.

In other words,the exhibition aims to highlight the meta-attitude of artists and the “identity of contemplation” involved in comtemporary, subjective landscape artworks.

Here, the prefix “meta”, originating from the Greek, means “beyond” or “after,” referring to a higher level of abstraction!


Exhibition Period – June 9.2017 ~ October 8.2017

Venue – Wooyang Museum Second & Third Exhibition Hall

Open hours – 10:00 ~ 18:00 (Closed on Mondays)

Works – Painting, Photograph, Installation, Media

Admission – Adult : 5,000 won / Under age of 20 : 3,000 won/ Under age of 7 : 2,000

*Discount – Gyeongju Citizen 20% OFF/ Seniors (Above 65), Person of National Merits, Disabled 50% OFF

Inquiry – +82-(0)54 745 7075

Good Quality of Cultural Experience with Reasonable Price!

For more information, here below the web of the Museum!!

The second place is Solgeo Art Museum

which is located in Gyeongju Expo, a 10 minutes walk.

The parking lot is located at West gate of the Expo so you would walk for 15 minutes.

I would like to recommend you to walk under the nice weather!

The current exhibitions are is ‘Real: Landscape _Jonghui Kim’.

Exhibition Period – September 12. 2017 ~ November 12. 2017

Venue – Solgeo Art Museum Exhibition Hall No.2 to 5

Open hours – 9:00 ~ 18:00 (Closed on Mondays)

Admission – Adult 5,000 won/ Student 3,000 won

*Free Admission – Under age of 7, Above age of 65, Disabled and Guardian

Inquiry – +82-(0)54 740 3990

For more information :

Also, the museum runs Docent Program.

The Docent Program Hours :

Tue-Thu 11 am / 3 pm

It is run for 30 mins.

I recommend you to have the docent program!

 The last one is ‘Silla’ of Jeongdong Theater!!

After visiting the Solgeo Art Museum, I would recommend you to have dinner at the restaurants

which are located in front of the Expo Park!

Then, it is time to see the performance! at 7.30 pm!

Jeongdong Theater’s ‘Silla’ presents the encounter of the Silla and the Persia.

Here below the synopsis!

Persian Prince Abitin went into exile after the Arab Conquest of Persia.

When he was on a long journey to a remote land of mystery, a storm hit the ship and Abtin felt himself sinking into the dark cold abyss. When he woke up, he realized he had been shipwrecked on a beautiful land called Basilla.

Princess Frarang happened to meet Abtin and fell in love with him at once. However, not long after, she had to say goodbye to Abtin shen he left for his country…

After saving the Persian Empire, Abtin became the new king.

In the middle of the banquet celebrating his victory, and accompanied by dancers, Abtin was assassinated by  Zahhak and his followers, called Cats.

Frarang left for Persia with her son Faridun to take revenge for the murder of Abtin, and defeated Zahhak. Meanwhile, the Silla Kingdom was invaded by an evil forces of raiders let by Kush…

I highly recommend to see ‘Silla’!!

It runs until December 31, Mon to Sat at 7.30 pm!


2017 Jeongdong Theater Gyeongju Brand

Performing Art <Silla>

▶Performance Period : Until December 31

▶Performance Time : Mon-Sat 7.30 pm (Closed on Sundays)

▶Performance Venue : Cultural Center in Gyeongju World Culture Expo

​Ticket : VIP 50.000 won / R 30,000 won / S 20,000 won

▶Inquiry : +82-(0)2-751-1500

Here below the link for the reservation!


Interview with Hee-jun Lee & Da-ye Choi, the masters of Janggu class!


Let’s experience Janggu!

*Interview with Hee-jun Lee & Da-ye Choi,
the masters of Jeongdong Theater’s Jang-gu Class*

▲Hee-jun Lee & Da-ye Choi, the masters of Jeongdong Theater’s Janggu Class

How much do you know about Korean traditional music?

And how much have you had interest of it?

With those kind of question, the most of Korean young people might be embarrassed.

Maybe, Janggu is only one traditional instrument that many people know?

Janggu is the instrument which can not be missed for the Korean traditional music.

Every music  except the music court ceremony or the Buddhist ceremony, uses this instrument

and it is so-called ‘the instrument for the basic of the Korean traditional music’.

Most of the Korean people have learned Janggu in their school curriculum so the instrument is very familiar to the public.

However, there are quite few opportunities to have this instrument after they became the adult.

Therefore, Jeongdong Theater’s Janggu Class is a good opportunity to experience again Janggu.

It is only once in a short time but it opens to the public so you can experience about Korean traditional instruments and the music.

Let’s listen to Hee-jun Lee & Da-ye Choi, the masters of the Janggu class which is held in Jeongdong Maru in Jeongdong Theater!

​* 장구 JANGGU *

Janggu is a Korean traditional instrument which has an hourglass-shaped body with two heads made from animal skin.

It was imported from the Sung dynasty in Goryeo Dynasty era of Korea and it has been used in everywhere from the court to the public.

The sticks of each side have different shape as well as different way of play.

▲Interview with Hee-jun Lee & Da-ye Choi

​* Jeongdong Theater’s Jeongdong Maru Janggu Class *

The program runs for 30 mins and it consists of the introduction of the instrument, how to play and the Huimori Jangdan.

I was concerned if it is too short to learn everything but Lee said that all most every participants easily follow the program.

“Because of the Jeongdong Theater’s properties, there are many foreign participants.

Also, the participant’s age groups are various.

As it is only one time class and opens to the public, the participants sign in without any burden.

The program is designed for beginners to follow.

Therefore everyone easily follows and enjoys the class.

30 minutes is enough to experience and to enjoy Janggu”

▲Hee-jun Lee in the class

Not only the foreigners but also the Korean citizens also participate in the Janggu class.

Especially many families who didn’t have many opportunity to experience Janggu come and enjoy together.

Traditionally, Janggu has been used in various kinds of music such as Nong-ak(Traditional Famer’s music) and shamanic music.

The characteristic of these musics are very communicative and interactive so the audiences could be join to the play.

Now, through this Janggu class, Jeongdong Theater created the opportunity for the audiences to communicate with the Korean tradition.

▲Interview with Hee-jun Lee & Da-ye Choi

“I think that the Janggu class could create a connection between the audience and the traditional culture of Korea.

And now days, ‘Hanbok’, the traditional costume of Korea became very familiar to the young generation due to its experience programs.​

In Jeongdong Theater, the audience also can experience to wear Hanbok and can take part of the class.

The participants wearing in Hanbok are very different with other.

They seem like more concentrate to feel the traditional emotion and it comes to me very specially.”

The most memorable participants are a daughter and a mother from Japan.

They participated the program for 4 days even it was informed that the everyday’s program would be same.

Therefore, the class master gave them more instructions about Korean traditional music and helped them to buy the Janggu sticks.

Later, the theater team heard that the mother and the daughter bought the Janggu sticks and went back to Japan.

Likewise, even the program is only at once but the aftereffect of the program is not only for once.

The experience program leaves a good memory on Janggu ​

and it opens the door to have more interest of the Korean traditional culture and instruments.

At the end of the program, a certificate and Polaroid photo are offered to the participants.

The Janggu Class starts every 3 pm in Jeongdong Maru (No class on Mondays)

and the group participation (around 50 people) is also available.

*Jeongdong Theater Jeongdong Maru Janggu Class*

– Every Tue-Sat 3 pm (30 mins)

– Inquiry : +82-(0)2-751-1944

Healing Project for the salary men! “Art Garden in Luch Time”


Healing Project for the Salary Men!

Art Garden in Lunch Time

Every Fridays of September and October,
It starts at 12.20 pm!

Now is September. The autumn has begun.

‘Jeongdong-gil’ is so-called as ‘The street of the autumn”
and the atmosphere of autumn leads people’s step to here.

The yellow Ginkgo tree adds the picturesque beauty of the Jeongdong-gil.

It is definitely to say: “Jeongdong-gil” is the Best.1 of Pedestrian-Friendly Street in Seoul.​

▲The Autumn Sky at the Former Russian Legation.

In this autumn period,
we easily would like to move the steps to other place, to listen to the beautiful music
and to spend the time in the nature.

▲Jeongdong-gil in Autumn

For the salary men in Gwangwhamu near by the Jeongdong-gil,

What time is their healing time?

The answer is “Lunch Time”!!!

“Art Garden in Lunch Time” of Jeongdong Theater comes again
and it will make the lunch time as a healing time!

Since 2017, this program has been held in Spring(April) and Summer(June).

The version of the autumn will be run on every Fridays from September to October!

▲The posters of Art Garden in Lunch Time (Versions of Spring/Summer/Autumn)

The Theme of this autumn version is “Young Artists in the Garden”.

The program of September is to  introduce indie-musicians
so  you can meet various genre of music like Rock-n-roll, Electronic, Blues and Pork pop.

The Program of October is to introduce young Gukak(Korean traditional music) musicians
who have played on the “Full Bloom of Youth” Stage.

This is for free!!!

I definitely recommend you to come to get some energy!

▲Art Garden in Lunch, Spring & Summer

Looking forward to meeting you soon!:)

▲Doldam-gil in Autumn

How to get to Gyeongju Jeongdong Theater from SinGyeongju Station

Hello : )

Today, I would like to various ways to get to Jeongdong Theater Gyueonju Branch from Singyeongju Station
for the audiences who come from other cities!


1. By Direct Bus to Gyeongju downtown

You can take the bus No. 700 then you can arrive in Jeongdong Theater directly without transfer 🙂


However, unfortunately the bus comes once an hour 🙁

Therefore, Please refer to the timetable above.

If you don’t want to wait for the direct bus,

2. By transfer buses

The transfer is inconvenient but you don’t need to be pressed by the time!

Take buses no. 50 or no.60 at the station → Transfer to buses no.10, no.100 or no.150.

Now days, there are many pretty cafes in Gyeongju!

In the way to transfer, you can take some coffee and sight seeing!

Then come to see the performance!!!

It’s “Killing two birds with one stone”!

(I recommend you to visit the representative cafe in Gyeongju : ‘VENZAMAS’!
It is located in the entrance of Bomun Tourism Complex.)

3. Take the shuttle between Bomun and Jeongdong Theater

If you stay in a hotel or resort which is located in Bomun Tourism Complex,
it is recommended to take the shuttle.

It is operated after the performance is finished as well!

From the Jeongdong City Project in Gyeongju on Sept 15-16
to the final presentation of Saturday Cultural School on Sept 2!

There are many performances and events in September!

I would like to recommend you to make a great memory in Jeongdong Theater!

2017 Jeongdong Theater Gyeongju Brand Performance

Performing Art <Silla>

▶Period : Until December 31

▶Time : Mon-Sat 7.30 pm (No performance on Sundays)

▶Venue : Gyeongju World Culture Expo Cultural Center

​Ticket : VIP 50,000 KRW / R 30,000 KRW / S 20,000 KRW

▶Inquiry : 02-751-1500


For reservation, Click the below poster.


Etiquette in the Theater


Today, I would like to inform you about the Etiquette in the Theater~!

1. Please enter to the auditorium before the performance begins.

It would be great to have relaxed mind before the performance
reading the program information or the replete!

2. Please sit your assigned seat.


Please refrain from moving to another seat and only sit your assigned seat.

Also, when you go out to toilet during the performance,
it would be helpful if you bring your ticket.

3. Please check the allowed age.

The allowed age is different depends on the performance.

Please check the allowed age in advance through the web-site or the replete.

4. Please turn off your mobile phone.


The ringing, vibration sound or the light of the mobile phone could be disturbing other audiences during the performance.
You can more enjoy the performance if you turn off the phone before the performance starts. 🙂

5. Please finish your drink or foods before entering the auditorium.

It is allowed to have popcorn and drinks in cinema.

However, as theater is the place for communication between the artists and the audiences,
the sounds or smells of the foods could disturb the artist and the audiences.

There fore please finish your drink or foods before entering the auditorium 🙂

6. Please refrain from taking photo or video during the performance.

During the performance, camera, video and mobile phone shooting could be interference to the artists and other audiences.

Therefore, please refrain from taking photo or video during the performance.

But, in some performance, you could take photos during the curtain-call.

Therefore feel free to ask and take the photo 🙂

7. In case of emergency, please attention to the announcement.

Please attention to the announcement regarding the emergency and check the exit before the performance starts:)

In case of emergency, please be evacuated by the staff’s guide.

Here above the Etiquette in the theater!

Please keep in mind it and let’s have a mature sense of the audiences!

2017 Jeongdong Theater Gyeongju Branch Performance

Performing Art <Silla>

▶Performance Period : Until December 31

▶Performance Time : Mon-Sat 7.30 pm (No performance on Sundays)

▶Performance Venue : Gyeongju World Culture Expo Cultural Center Theater

​Ticket Prices : VIP 50,000 KRW / R 30,000 KRW / S 20,000 KRW

▶Inquiry : 02-751-1500


For the beginners of Talchum Episode.1.5

[Creation-ing_Original Talchum Play <Dong-Dong>]

For the beginners of Talchum. Episode 1.5!

#The Categories of Talchum_Summarized Instruction

We could meet ‘Mask’ in every countries.

In Korea, it is called ‘Tal(탈)’.

​Photo from:

Likewise, ‘Mask’ has been used as a decoration but it was developed as a genre of Performance in the world.

As “Masque performance” and “Talchum”.

When we think talk about “Mask”, there is a masterpiece that comes out.

The world musical “The Phantom of the Opera”

And musical “Phantom” which is the sequel to “Phantom of the Opera”.

뮤지컬 [팬텀]

Then ;;;

When we talk about ‘Tal(Korean Mask)”, which one comes out the first?

Definitely.. The most popular one is “Hahoetal(하회탈)”.

​Left Hahoetal_Nobleman/ Right Hahoetal_Butcher

|Photo from : NAVER e-Museum

And about “Talcum(Korean traditional mask dance)…

“Bongsan Talchum(Mask dance in northern area)” comes out the first.

​Bongsan Talchum | Photo from : Doosan Dictionary

And you know what?

“Dance with the mask” is not simply called as “Talchum”!

#.Here below, The Talchum master, Changryeol Heo, will give you Summary of Talchum
about its regional categories and the features in 3 mins!


First of all, Korea has 13 types of Talchum which are registered as National intangible cultural asset and passed down.

1. Northern Area = “Talchum”

In the northern area, it is called as “Talchum” with the name of region.

Bongsan in Hwanghae-do – Bongsan Talchum

Kangryeong in Hwanghaedo – Kangryeong Talchum

Eunyul in Hwanghaedo – Eunyul Talchum

2. Seoul / Gyeonggi-do province = “Sandae Nori”

In Seoul & Gyeonggi-do province, it is not called as “Talchum” but “Sandae Nori”.

And also put the regional name before the genre.

Songpa-gu, Seoul – Songpa Sandae Nori

Yangju in Gyeonggi-do – Yangju Byeol Sandae Nori

3. Busan Area = “Yaryu”

In Busan, it is called as “Yaru(野遊)”.

Literally means “Play on the Ground”.

Dongrae-gu, Busan – Dongrae Yaru

Suyoung-gu, Busan – Suyoung Yara

4. Western part of Nakdong river = “O-Gwangdae”

Goseong – Goseong O-Gwangdae

Tongyoung – Tongyoung O-Gwangdae

Gasan- Gasan O-Gwangdae

5. In Kyeongbuk Province = “Tal-nori”

The representative region of Kyeongbuk Province is ‘An-dong’
and it is famous with “Andong Hahoe Byeolsin-gut Tal-nori(안동하회별신굿 탈놀이)”

Andong – Andong Hahoe Byeolsin-gut Tal-nori

6. Gangwon-do Province = “Gamyeon-geuk(Mask Play)”

Gangwon-do – Gangneung Gwanno Gamyeon-geuk(강릉 관노 가면극)

7. Hamkyeong-do Province in North Korea = “Nol-eum”

The famous one passed down in Hamkyeong-do is ‘Bukcheong Saja Nol-eum(북청사자놀음 : Lion mask play).

Hamkyeong-do Province – Bukcheong Saja Nol-eum

#. The Regional Features.

Northern Area : With long sleeves. Big motion with lots of jumping.

Seoul / Gyeonggi-do Province : Many cute and small motions.

Southern Area : Slow and long. Many down motions.

▲ Talchum Master, Changryeol Hoe_Member of  Play Company The Gwangdae , Initiator of Goseong O-Gwangdae

Here below the Video clip of Hoe’s Talchum Class.


On November. 9!!

The Talcum Performance will be on the stage in Jeongdong Theater!!

Do not miss it!!

To be continued..!

#정동극장 #창작탈춤극 #동동 #11월9일 #창작초연 #매우 동동해