[The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu] Become as Pretty as Jang Noksu! A Glimpse of the Dressing Room~

@noksutagram <The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu> A Glimpse of the Dressing Room

2018 Jeongdong Theater Tradition Series Performance

<The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu>

Curious about the dances of Jang Noksu who swayed the heart of the King?

Recently, the number of people who are coming to witness her innate talent for themselves has been increasing day by day.

In order to resolve your other curiosity, we’re here and ready to provide you with answers.

Become as Pretty as Jang Noksu! A Glimpse of the Dressing Room~

2018 Jeongdong Theater Tradition Series Performance ‘The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu’ Jang Noksu role_Jo Haneul

Jang Noksu’s face did not prevail over that of the average person
– The Annals of the Choson Dynasty (Yeonsan Year 8, Month 11, Day 25) ⌋

From historical records, Jang Noksu’s looks were said to be common and ordinary, unlike what we have imagined.

However, despite her ordinary looks, she was known to have a “youthful face” that could make her look like she was in her late teens to early twenties at the age of 30!

If the ideal beauty type at present is characterised as “youthful face” = “beauty”,
it makes us wonder if Jang Noksu’s looks would have been judged differently then.

In that case, the process of the transformation of dancer Jo Haneul into Jang Noksu of <The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu>!

Shall we check it out by getting a glimpse of the dressing room?

2018 Jeongdong Theater Tradition Series Performance ‘The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu’ Products sponsored by TONYMOLY

In support of the top quality traditional Korean performance <The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu>,
Korean cosmetics brand “TONYMOLY” has kindly sponsored the makeup products!

2018 Jeongdong Theater Tradition Series Performance ‘The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu’ Makeup products

In the dressing room of 2018 Jeongdong Theater Tradition Series Performance <The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu>,
along with basic makeup products used for performances, TONYMOLY products are used together as well.

2018 Jeongdong Theater Tradition Series Performance ‘The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu’ Jang Noksu role_Jo Haneul putting on her makeup in the dressing room

“Let’s become Jang Noksu~” “Let’s become prettier~”

As if chanting a spell, dancer Jo Haneul is transforming into Jang Noksu by applying her makeup.

2018 Jeongdong Theater Tradition Series Performance ‘The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu’ Makeup process Jang Noksu role_Jo Haneul

To create the shape of Jang Noksu’s charming eyes, eyeliner is a must!

This is how dancer Jo Haneul transforms into “Jang Noksu” bit by bit.

2018 Jeongdong Theater Tradition Series Performance ‘The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu’ Jang Noksu role_Jo Haneul

After finishing the makeup and putting together the hairstyle and the costume,
the transformation into the expert of Janggo dance, entertainer Jang Noksu, is complete.

2018 Jeongdong Theater Tradition Series Performance ‘The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu’ Jang Noksu role_Jo Haneul

And now, the woman of authority and greed, the one who has captured the King, is also transformed into the concubine Jang Noksu.

Want to transform yourself the way Jang Noksu did?

Come on and participate in Jeongdong Theater’s special promotion!!

On the 2nd of June, Saturday,
among those who purchased tickets to <The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu>, 10 viewers would get a chance to take part in this free makeup experience on a first-come-first-serve basis!

So, enjoy the performance and get to experience the process of transforming into Jang Noksu as well!

Jeongdong Theater Tradition Series Performance
<The Palace: Jang Noksu>

2018.04.05 ~ OPEN RUN
Tue – Sat 4PM (Closed on Sun & Mon)
Viewing age of 48 months and above

STAFF
Choreographer_Jeong Hye Jin, Director_Oh Kyeong Taek, Writer_Kyeong Min Seon, Composer_Kim Cheol Hwan, Art Director_Park Dong Woo, Lighting Design_Sin Ho, Video Design_Jeong Jae Jin, Costume Design_Lee Ho Jun, Make-up_Kim Jong nn, Prop Design_Kim Sang Hee

Ticketing
www.jeongdongtheater.com

VIP : 60,000₩
R : 50,000₩
S : 40,000₩

Inquiry
02-751-1500

[The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu] Makeup Class with TONYMOLY!

@noksutagram <The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu> Makeup Class with TONYMOLY!

2018 Jeongdong Theater Tradition Series Performance

<The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu>

Hello, this is Jeongdong Theater!

We’ve prepared a special event for viewers coming to watch <The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu> at Jeongdong Theater!

The special event is……..!!!

A makeup class!

‘Makeup Time’ with TONYMOLY

Starting from June 2nd, the ‘Makeup Class’ will be held every month!!!!

Among those who purchased tickets to the June 2nd show of <The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu>, 10 viewers would get a chance to take part in this free makeup experience on a first-come-first-serve basis!

The time for the makeup class is 14:30 ~ 15:30!

A chance to get your makeup done personally by TONYMOLY’s makeup artist!

Don’t miss your chance! Apply right now!

Application and enquiries: +82-2-751-1500,  cs1500@jeongdong.or.kr

 

Jeongdong Theater Tradition Series Performance
<The Palace: Jang Noksu>

2018.04.05 ~ OPEN RUN
Tue – Sat 4PM (Closed on Sun & Mon)
Viewing age of 48 months and above

STAFF
Choreographer_Jeong Hye Jin, Director_Oh Kyeong Taek, Writer_Kyeong Min Seon, Composer_Kim Cheol Hwan, Art Director_Park Dong Woo, Lighting Design_Sin Ho, Video Design_Jeong Jae Jin, Costume Design_Lee Ho Jun, Make-up_Kim Jong nn, Prop Design_Kim Sang Hee

Ticketing
www.jeongdongtheater.com

VIP : 60,000₩
R : 50,000₩
S : 40,000₩

Inquiry
02-751-1500

Introducing the Newly Launched ‘EMILE’!

The Legend of Love Encompassing a Millennium!

Tickets for Jeongdong Theater <EMILE> are out now!

Hello, this is Jeongdong Theater!

In today’s post, we will be introducing the performance everyone has been anticipating and waiting for.

Finally, tickets for the 2018 production of Jeongdong Theater Gyeongju <EMILE> are ready for sale.

Wait a moment. What’s <EMILE>, you ask?

Credits: Naver Photo

Did this come to your mind?

The ‘Emile Bell’ you are thinking about is the right answer!

The folklore of the Emile Bell, a cultural heritage of Gyeongju, and King Hyegong’s tragic story, is adapted and reimagined in the performance.

Jeongdong Theater Gyeongju <EMILE> will be ready to meet the world on May 22th at Jeongdong Theater Gyeongju.

So, grab your tickets now!

Jeongdong Theater Homepage (​http://jeongdongtheater.com/reservation/performance-ticket-reservation/gyeongju/​)

Book your tickets through Interpark here! (​​http://ticket.interpark.com/Global/Play/Goods/GoodsInfo.asp?GoodsCode=18005855&lang=en​)

Jeongdong Theater Gyeongju <EMILE> is a story of the sorrowful love and sacrifice of a king and a lowly-born woman. It will be just as exciting and compelling as you can expect it to be!

Not only that, Gyeongju’s cultural heritage sites such as Anapji Pond and Bulguksa are also used as backgrounds in the performance. By setting the venue of the performance at Gyeongju, this makes the performance even more meaningful and significant.

How does all of this sound? Don’t you feel excited just by reading this post?

The first performance is on May 22th, Tuesday, 7.30PM at Gyeongju World Culture Expo’s Cultural Center Performance Hall.

Please take note that the performance is closed on every Sunday and Monday. We hope that you will have a wonderful and enjoyable experience of the performance!

Also, do take note that the seating plan at Jeongdong Theater Gyeongju has changed. You can refer to it in the photo below 🙂

Seating plan at Jeongdong Theater Gyeongju

2018 Jeongdong Theater Gyeongju Brand Performance

<EMILE>

2018.05.22 ~ OPEN RUN

Tue – Sat 7.30PM (Closed on Sun & Mon)

Gyeongju World Culture Expo’s Cultural Center Performance Hall

STAFF

Choreographer·Director_Kim Chunghan, Writer_Lee Byeongjun, Composer_Kim Taegeun, Stage·Prop Design_Im Il-jin, Lighting_Won Donggyu, Video_Kim Jangyeon, Costume_Yeo Jihye, Makeup_So Ingyeong

Ticketing

www.jeongdongtheater.com

R : 30,000₩

S : 20,000₩

Inquiry

054-740-3800

[The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu] Actual Performance Video!

Curious about the actual live performance in <The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu>?

Here’s a sneak peek of the performance just for you!

Get a preview of the passionate dances, intense emotions and beautiful stage effects of the performance in this short clip!

Enjoy~!

Jeongdong Theater Tradition Series Performance
<The Palace: Jang Noksu>

2018.04.05 ~ OPEN RUN
Tue – Sat 4PM (Closed on Sun & Mon)
Viewing age of 48 months and above

STAFF
Choreographer_Jeong Hye Jin, Director_Oh Kyeong Taek, Writer_Kyeong Min Seon, Composer_Kim Cheol Hwan, Art Director_Park Dong Woo, Lighting Design_Sin Ho, Video Design_Jeong Jae Jin, Costume Design_Lee Ho Jun, Make-up_Kim Jong nn, Prop Design_Kim Sang Hee

Ticketing
www.jeongdongtheater.com

VIP : 60,000₩
R : 50,000₩
S : 40,000₩

Inquiry
02-751-1500

[The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu] A Preview of the Traditional Dances Showcased in the Performance!

@noksutagram <The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu> Production Diary

2018 Jeongdong Theater Tradition Series Performance
<The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu>

The finest arts of Jang Noksu which swayed the heart of the King of Joseon, Yeonsan!

Follow the footprints of Jang Noksu, the woman born as a slave, becomes a gisaeng, and rises to the status of a royal concubine.

From the culture of the ordinary subjects to the gisaeng culture and the culture of the royal palace, all of this unfolds in <The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu>

Shall we take a look at the dances performed by Jang Noksu in the performance?

The woman who swayed the heart of the King. What kind of dance did Jang Noksu perform?

 

1. The Wild, Freestyle Dance of Jang Noksu on the Streets

2018 Jeongdong Theater Tradition Series Performance ‘The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu’ Jang Noksu’s wild, freestyle dance_Jo Haneul

Jang Noksu, the woman who is unable to resist her excitement.

The impoverished Jang Noksu is caught stealing food in the market and is chased after by the keeper of a brothel.

Just then, the Great Full Moon festival (a Korean holiday that celebrates the first full moon of the new year) reaches its climax.

Jang Noksu, unable to resist her excitement, succumbs to it and performs a wild, freestyle dance on the spot, showcasing her innate talent.

At this moment, Noksu coincidentally catches the eye of Prince Je-an, who was out to enjoy the entertainment and the arts.

This marks the beginning of her journey as a gisaeng.

2. The Janggo Dance at the Gisaeng House

2018 Jeongdong Theater Tradition Series Performance ‘The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu’ The scene of the janggo dance at the gisaeng house

The janggo dance performed at the gisaeng house is performed with the rope of  the janggo drum (a type of traditional Korean drum), tied over the shoulder.

The distinctive feature of this dance is dancing to the rhythm of the janggo drum.

Jang Noksu’s excellent sense of rhythm and her innate skills as an entertainer is revealed through the setup of the janggo dance.

Together with the rhythm of the janggo drum, the gisaengs perform the ‘knife dance’ (a dance that is perfectly in sync)!

Fall under the spell of the janggo dance at <The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu>!

3. The Gyobang Dance – Gyobang Salpuri, Gyobang Fan Dance

2018 Jeongdong Theater Tradition Series Performance ‘The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu’ The scene of gyobang dance and gyobang salpuri dance

Gyobang is an institution that is in charge of the singing and dancing of gisaengs.

The dance taught, learnt and performed here is called the gyobang dance!

In <The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu>, the hallyangs (playboys) arrive at Gaheungcheong (residence for gisaengs from all over the nation who are not yet accepted into the royal palace) to catch a glimpse of Noksu.

With their white handkerchieves, the gisaengs present the gyobang salpuri dance.

However, the inconsiderate hallyangs seek only for Noksu.

Finally, Noksu appears and dances with a fan in her hand. This dance, called the gyobang fan dance, captivates and fascinates the startled hallyangs.

2018 Jeongdong Theater Tradition Series Performance ‘The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu’ Jang Noksu’s fan dance_Jo Haneul

During the gyobang fan dance, Jang Noksu dances along to the rhythm of the drunggaengi (a type of traditional Korean drum).

Originating from the east coast region, this rhythm is used as an accompaniment during shamanistic rituals and is one that is difficult to dance to.

To emphasise the uniqueness of Jang Noksu, her dance to the rhythm of the drunggaengi is specially included in <The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu>

4. The Royal Court Dance

2018 Jeongdong Theater Tradition Series Performance ‘The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu’ Royal court dance

Jang Noksu enters the palace. She joins the court ladies to hold an annual banquet for King Yeonsan.

Known as gainjeonmokdan, this is a royal court dance and a vase with peonies is placed on the stage during the dance.

It is a splendid dance performed by the court ladies holding flowers in their hands.

2018 Jeongdong Theater Tradition Series Performance ‘The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu’

Jang Noksu, dressed in a magnificent royal dress, appears between the dancers and plays hard to get while performing a duet dance with King Yeonsan.

2018 Jeongdong Theater Tradition Series Performance ‘The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu’

 

5. The Three-drum Dance, Five-drum Dance and Eight-drum Dance

2018 Jeongdong Theater Tradition Series Performance ‘The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu’

Korea’s intense, dynamic and energetic dance, the ‘drum dance’.

In <The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu>, these drums are not secured in place but instead, the performers hold the drums while moving around the stage.

Here, the three-drum dance, five-drum dance, eight-drum dance is performed by Jang Noksu.

6. The Last Dance

2018 Jeongdong Theater Tradition Series Performance ‘The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu’

Jang Noksu and King Yeonsan.

The moment when the end of everything is near, fulfilling the wishes of the subjects…

Jang Noksu pours a last cup of wine to Yeonsan and performs her last dance.

Just like their first encounter, King Yeonsan, wearing the sapsal dog mask, indulges in the entertainments together with Noksu.

Concluding everything with her dance, and dancing till the very end!

What kind of dance did Jang Noksu perform?

Come and enjoy a variety of traditional Korean dance at <The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu>! 🙂

Jeongdong Theater Tradition Series Performance
<The Palace: Jang Noksu>

2018.04.05 ~ OPEN RUN
Tue – Sat 4PM (Closed on Sun & Mon)
Viewing age of 48 months and above

STAFF
Choreographer_Jeong Hye Jin, Director_Oh Kyeong Taek, Writer_Kyeong Min Seon, Composer_Kim Cheol Hwan, Art Director_Park Dong Woo, Lighting Design_Sin Ho, Video Design_Jeong Jae Jin, Costume Design_Lee Ho Jun, Make-up_Kim Jong nn, Prop Design_Kim Sang Hee

Ticketing
www.jeongdongtheater.com

VIP : 60,000₩
R : 50,000₩
S : 40,000₩

Inquiry
02-751-1500