The Civil Workshop of Korean Mask Dance!

 

I’m the mania of Korean mask dance!

Original Korean mask dance drama “Dong-Dong”, The Civil workshop of Korean Mask Dance.

Jeongdong Theater The Civil Workshop of Korean Mask Dance-October.21. @Jeongdong Theater Rehearsal Hall ⓒPhotographer, Yoo A-ra​

In the coming up November, The sounds of “Ul-soo” and “Jeol-soo” fill in the Jeongdong Theater!

Because, the original Korean mask dance drama “Dong-Dong” will be on the stage!!

And today, there was ‘The civil workshop of Korean mask dance” in Jeongdong Theater.

It was a chance to see the musical “Dong-Dong” which will be staged from November 9

as well as a chance to meet the actors and learn about the “Tal-chum(Korean traditional mask dance)!

The program consists of 2 parts.

In the first part, the participants made Korean traditional masks by them self.

And in the second part, the actors of “Dong-Dong” introduces by them-selves and taught the Korean mask dance.

At the last part, all the participants and the actors danced together.

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Jeongdong Theater The Civil Workshop of Korean Mask Dance-October.21. @Jeongdong Theater Rehearsal Hall ⓒPhotographer, Yoo A-ra​

Even it was the very nice weather of the fall,

many of participants came from every where in Korean including Busan and Ulsan.

Today’s aim is making one’s mask and dance the Korean mask dance!

Before starting, there were many materials to make the mask on the tables

and the participants enjoyed to choose the basic form of the mask beforehand.

Jeongdong Theater The Civil Workshop of Korean Mask Dance-October.21. @Jeongdong Theater Rehearsal Hall ⓒPhotographer, Yoo A-ra​

With the short introduction of the MC, the first part of the program started.

The participants looked like master craftsmen of the Korean traditional mask.

    Jeongdong Theater The Civil Workshop of Korean Mask Dance-October.21. @Jeongdong Theater Rehearsal Hall ⓒPhotographer, Yoo A-ra​

Jeongdong Theater The Civil Workshop of Korean Mask Dance-October.21. @Jeongdong Theater Rehearsal Hall ⓒPhotographer, Yoo A-ra​

Jeongdong Theater The Civil Workshop of Korean Mask Dance-October.21. @Jeongdong Theater Rehearsal Hall ⓒPhotographer, Yoo A-ra​

Then, let’s see the masks that participants had made!

Jeongdong Theater The Civil Workshop of Korean Mask Dance-October.21. @Jeongdong Theater Rehearsal Hall ⓒPhotographer, Yoo A-ra​

Jeongdong Theater The Civil Workshop of Korean Mask Dance-October.21. @Jeongdong Theater Rehearsal Hall ⓒPhotographer, Yoo A-ra​

Jeongdong Theater The Civil Workshop of Korean Mask Dance-October.21. @Jeongdong Theater Rehearsal Hall ⓒPhotographer, Yoo A-ra​

After making the mask,

the participants introduces their own mask by themselves

and the entire audience broke into loud and uncontrolled laughter.

In the break time, the participants took selfies with their own masks

and the atmosphere was very overwhelming.

The actors of “Dong-Dong” joined to the program in the second part.

The venue was the rehearsal room of the musical

so the participants also could learn the “Bongsan Tal-chum”
(Korean traditional mask dance of Northern region)​

Jeongdong Theater The Civil Workshop of Korean Mask Dance-October.21. @Jeongdong Theater Rehearsal Hall ⓒPhotographer, Yoo A-ra​

The participants wore the long sleeves for the Korean mask dance.

They looked like unfamiliar with the long sleeves but they were very excited.

Today’s mission was to learn the ‘Bongsan Tal-chum’.

Let’s see what it is!

*Bongsan Talchum*

It is a Korean traditional mask dance
which has been handed down in Bongsan area in Hwanghaedo province.

And it is registered as an intangible cultural property of Korea No. 17.

It contains the story about keeping off the misfortune
and praying for the harvest with much of humors.

Jeongdong Theater The Civil Workshop of Korean Mask Dance-October.21. @Jeongdong Theater Rehearsal Hall ⓒPhotographer, Yoo A-ra​

Today was the very best weekend for the participants

because they learned the Korean traditional mask dance from the actors of “Dong-Dong”

Jeongdong Theater The Civil Workshop of Korean Mask Dance-October.21. @Jeongdong Theater Rehearsal Hall ⓒPhotographer, Yoo A-ra​

At the end, every participants and actors danced what they learned in the day

and the participants saw the performance that the actors had prepared.

Now, I’m very looking forward the original Korean mask dance drama “Dong-Dong”!

You will meet the musical from November 9th!

​                 ◇ Performance Information ◇

 Title : Korean Mask Dance  “Dong-Dong”

Period : November 9 – November 26 2017
Time : 8 pm in Weekdays, 3 pm on Weekend (No performance on Mondays)
Venue : Jeongdong Theater
Inquiry & Reservation : Jeongdong Theater +82-(0)2-751-1500 / Interpark +82-1544-1555
Hosted and Organized by Jeongdong Theater
*Please click the image below for the reservation*

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