The First Production & Rehearsal Meeting of Dong-Dong!

[Jeongdong Theater Korean Mask Dance <Dong-Dong>]

Korean Mask Dance “Dong-Dong”, The first meeting 

*The first production meeting*

The first production meeting of “Dong-Dong”, September, 29 @Jeongdong Theater Rehearsal room ​

The first step of the production is “Encountering”.

Encountering of the production team, encountering of actors and audiences and encountering of the performance and the audiences!

Here below the scenes from the first production meeting of Dong-Dong!

It was the first day of the rehearsal.

And it is the day when the production team and actors introduce each other.

Jeongdong Theater Korean Mask Dance <Dong-Dong> has “Talchum Workshop”

before having the first production.

Anyway, It was Friday, September 29, the first rehearsal meeting!

September. 29, The first production & rehearsal meeting @ Jeongdong Theater Rehearsal Room ​

Jeongdong Theater’s production team, stage arts team, and marketing team were gathering together.

And the actors and all crews were also gathering here.

It began with the greeting of the chairman, Sang-won Song.

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There was an awkward silence from the first meeting.

However it finished with hot atmosphere!

CJ Hanpuri supported the first meeting and rehearsal!​

How do you expect the performance?

We are waiting for your support!.

     ◇ Performance Information ◇

Title : Korean Mask Dance “Dong-Dong”
Period : November 9 – November 26. 2017
Time : Weekdays 8 am, Weekend 3 pm (No Performance on Mondays)
Venue : Jeongdong Theater
Inquiry / Reservation : Jeongdong Theater +82-(0)2-751-1500 / Interpark +82- 1544-1555
Held and organized by Jeongdong Theater
*Please click to reservation*

Ulsoo(Yoo Hoo)! The 900 minutes to bring up the excitement!

[The Korean traditional Mask Dance Drama <Dong-Dong>]

Ulsoo(Yoo hoo)! The 900 minutes to bring up the excitement!

*Korean Mask Dance Workshop of the actors instructed by Changryeol Heo, the professional mask dancer.*

 Actor’s Korean traditional mask dance workshop @Jeongdong Theater rehearsal hall

From August. 30 to September. 8, the actors of ‘Korean Mask Dance Darama Dong-Dong’ had time to  bring up the excitement.

It was 5 times workshops include the basic of Korean mask dance and intermediate course to make the bodies mask dance-friendly.

There were some actors who had never experienced the Korean mask dance.

Therefore, the workshop was focused on the basic of the Korean mask dance and it was instructed by Changryeol Heo who is the completer of Goseong ogwangdae, the seventh important intangible cultural property.

Same basic motions were repeated and repeated again

because it was important to practice the rhythms of mask dance in the short time.

Everyone was breathing hard after one part as ‘Bongsan Talchum’ has many jumping motions.

I found that Bongsan Talchum has many big and powerful motions while I was looking at the rehearsal.​

There were a big energy from the big and powerful motion.

Is that the attraction of Korean mask dance?

It was first time for me to see the Korean mask dance and I got some interest of it.

I’m very expecting the performance which will be open in November.

“Palgwanheo”, the festival of Goryeo dynasty has came down from the ‘Yeondeungheo’ of Silla.

And the ‘Yeondeungheo’ which is held on every Buddha’s birthday also came from the ‘Palgwanheo’

so it was not the new one.

The original Korean mask dance drama ‘Dong-Dong’ will give you the joy and energy!

Please don’t miss the performance to see the result of this 900 minutes!

               ◇ Performance Information◇

Title : The Korean Mask Dance ‘Dong-Dong’
Period : November. 9 – November. 26. 2017
Time: 8 pm on Weekdays, 3 pm on Weekend (No performance on Mondays)
Venue : Jeongdong Theater
Inquiry and Reservation: Jeongdong Theater +82-(0)2-751-1500 / Interpark : +82-1544-1555
Held and Organized by Jeongdong Theater
*Please click the image for the reservation*

The Korean Mask Dance musical

[Silla] Must-visited-places in Gyeongju for your Autumn!

Hello : )

This is the hottest and fastest news, Jeongdong Press!!

Today, I would like to introduce “Must-Visited-Places” in Gyeongju for your Autum!

First of all, the hot and hot, hot place in Gyeongju for now,

1. Cheomseongdae Observatory(첨성대),
Pink Muhly Grass & Cosmos Flower!

Cheomseongdae Observatory is the must-visit place in Gyeongju Now!

Full of Pink Muhly Grass~!

This is place for the best photos for the life! Many people came here to take photos.

You will have the best photo for the life here!

BUT!! You know, it is not allowed to go inside and to trample flower down!

After the Pink Muhly Grass, we can not miss the Cosmos flower!

Around the Cheomseongdae Observatory, Cosmos flowers are in bloom.

Full scenery shot for Pink Muhly Grass

but

Closer shot for Cosmos flower.

Don’t miss the Cosmos flowers!

 

2. Forest Environment Research Institute 

You may have seen “Forest Environment Research Institue” on Social Network.

Many couples have a picture on this log on the tiny lake.

I was alone….T_T(Crying)

You can feel the nice air from a number of trees and grasses.

I would love to recommend here if you want to do nothing and do rest!

3. Hwangridan Street(Hwangridan-gil/황리단길)

For the travel, nice restaurants and nice cafes are not missed.

You may have heard about Hwangridan Street when you prepare the travel to Gyeongju.

This place is still so hot!!!

Pizza, Ice Cream, Brunch, Cafe, Select Shop and Hanbok Rental Shop!

There are so many shops on the street!

It is very close to Cheomseongdae Observatory
so I would like to recommend you to visit here
after seeing the Pink Muhly Grass and Cosmos Flower at Cheomseongdae Observatory.

Gyeongju has lots of beautiful places because of the good weather !

4. 2017 Jeongdong Theater Gyeongju Brand Performance

Performing Art <Silla>

And the most important thing to do in Gyeongju is seeing <Silla> at Jeongdong Theater!

The story of <Silla> is based on “Kush-nama”, a Persian epic poem.

Therefore this performance has the hidden story about the history for 500 years of the cultural exchange between Silla and Persia.

Seeing the Performance “Silla” is the first thing to do in Gyeongju!

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Inquiry : +82-(0)54-740-3800

 Many people will visit Gyeongju during this autumn season as well!!

There are also many places which are not known to the public!

I hope you enjoy Gyeongju in this Autumn with Jeongdong Theater’s performance!

 

2017  Jeongdong Theater Gyeongju Brand

Performing Art <Silla>

▶Performance Period : Until Dec.31

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

▶Performance Venue : Cultural Center in Gyeongju World Culture Expo

​Tickets : VIP 50,000 won / R 30,000 won / S 20,000 won

▶Inquiry : 02-751-1500

Please click to below for the reservation (No reservation fees)

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‘Silla’ through the photos

[Jeongdong Press: <Silla> Review]

A Seouler visits Jeongdong Theater in Gyeongju!

<Silla> through the photos 

Jeongdong Theater, one is located in Seoul and one another in Gyeongju.

Today, as a Seouler, I visited Jeongdong Theater in Gyeongju!

And will show you it through the photos!

<Silla> is a hidden story about Silla and Persia for a thousand years.

King Jamshid who was attacked by Arab harbors his son Abitin with the national treasures and heirlooms.

King Jamshid meets his death while he depends the palace and Abitin  swears to come back to Persia.

Abitin falls in love with Frarang, the tomboy princess of Silla at the beach.

They have a secret wedding but they part
as Abitin has to go back to Persia with his army in order to keep the promise with his father.

Parting from her lover, Frarang recalls of the memories with Abitin and hopes for him to be safely back to Persia.

After coming back to Persia, Abitin became the King after defeating the enemy and rehabilitating the country.

The joy of the victory does not last long,

Zahak, the dark devil appears and Abitin meets his death by the attack of the dark devil.

And Zahak usurps the throne.

Frarang who is left alone in Silla gives birth to her son ‘Peridun’ by her self.

Peridun takes after curious Frarang and strong Abitin and he leave to his father’s home town Persia with his mother
escorted by the army of Silla.

Persia dominated by Zahak is too dark.

Frarang and Feridun find the corpse of Abitin and fight a battle.

Feridun becoes the King after beating off Zahak and having a funeral of Abitin.​

However, Zahak calls another dark devil ‘Kush’

and attack to Silla where is the paradise..

Silla gets a huge damage because of Kush’s attack.

However, Frarang and Peridun have a victory due to the Persian army.

Peridun on the throne of Silla

and Silla again on the peace.

The musical ‘Silla’ comes to the end with the peace of Silla.​

The performance is with colorful costume and wonderful stage affects.

It was worthwhile to go to Gyeongju from Seoul!​

I would like to recommend you to travel in Gyeongju in this good Autumn days.

It would be very memorable day with the performance.