[The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu] Korea Tourism Organisation Rush Ticket Promotion!

Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO) is offering a Rush Ticket promotion where you can get ➡️50% discount⬅️ off your ticket purchase, limited to tickets purchased on the day of the performance!

Tickets are sold at the Tourist Information Center (Seoul TIC), which is located on the second floor of the KTO Seoul Office.

The KTO Seoul Office is also known as K-Style Hub!

Interested viewers can visit the information center on the day of the performance to inquire about remaining seats, and receive a 50% discount off your purchase!

Do take note that the number of Rush Tickets available each day is limited, and ticket purchase is unavailable after all tickets are sold.

KTO Seoul Office

Please take note of more information about Rush Ticket below!

Source: KTO official website

Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to watch <The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu> at a discounted price! 🙂

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

[EMILE] Introducing the Gyochon Village, a Famous Hot Place of Gyeongju!

2018 Jeongdong Theater Gyeongju Brand Performance

<EMILE>

Hello, this is Jeongdong Theater!

In this post, we will be introducing Gyeongju Gyochon Traditional Village.

A national school during the Silla period, a university during the Goryeo period and a Confucian school during the Joseon period, Gyochon (校村) Village derived its name from being an educational institution in the old days, and is also called Gyodong or Gyori, where all the Confucian schools of the region were located.

A 15-minute walk to the southwest direction from Gyeongju Station, passing Daereungwon, Gyochon Village will be seen.

Gyochon Village is located at a place with many sites worth visiting such as Confucian schools, Woljeonggyo bridge, and the House of the Gyeongju Choi Clan so the village is one of the core tourist spots of Gyeongju where many tourists visit.

What’s more, surprisingly, the name of Kyochon Chicken was derived from Gyeongju Gyochon Village!

Taking Gyochon Village as the centre, surrounding attractions include Cheomseongdae Observatory, Gyerim, Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond and Wolseong Palace located in the east, the House of Samaso and Jaemaejeong Well in the west, Cheongwansa Temple and Gyeongju Namsan Mountain in the south, and Daereungwon and Hwanglidangil Street in the north. All of the above attractions is within a 10-minute walk from Gyochon Village.

Particularly, located in the eastern part, Silla’s Wolseong Palace can be seen. Taking the Wolseong Palace as the centre, the Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond is located in the east and Yosokkoong in the west. In the south, the Namcheon Stream, located beneath the Woljeonggyo Bridge, flows gently and the water, hills and trees paint a beautiful scenery.

Looking inside Gyochon Village

Park your car at the public parking lot beside the road, and a spacious plaza would appear after passing the cultural heritage information centre at the entrance of Gyochon Village.

From the plaza, you will find a confucian school and Yosokkoong restaurant if you head east, and Gyeongju Dog Donggyeongi Experience Centre as well as the backyard of the House of the Gyeongju Choi Clan if you head north.

Also, if you head south and follow the flow of the water of the Namcheon Stream where the love story between Wonhyo and Princess Yoseok unfolded, you can find the newly restored Woljeonggyo Bridge. You can begin your adventure of Gyochon Village from this plaza.

Heading to the east from the plaza, you will enter the central part of the village where a house with stone lanterns is located. This is a small house of the Gyeongju Choi Clan where there are plenty of stone lanterns and stone figures from the Silla period. This site is also famous for being a great phototaking spot.

And if you head towards Muncheon, you can find an elegant pavilion where various types of trees have been planted where you can feel the beauty of this yard.

After passing this place, the famous Gyori Kimbab can be found and you can smell the aromatic smell of sesame oil and fried eggs~

Located at the centre of Gyochon Village, the House of the Gyeongju Choi Clan has a 400-year history spanning across 12 generations, and it was built at a height lower than that of the Confucian school.

From the first generation till the twelfth generation, its history has remained intact.

Beside this house, there is the old hanok of Gyeongju Gyodong Beopju Liquor where the naturally sweet liquor with a rich smell which is made from a traditional recipe is sold.

The Choi clan moved to Gyochon and formed a complex relationship with Confucian schools and its scholars, significantly influencing the operations of the village.

Most visitors only visit the villa, the yard and the main building. However, the back garden located behind the main building is a must-go at the House of the Choi Clan!

You can get to the back garden through the back door of the kitchen in the main building. The spacious garden consists of pagoda trees of hundreds of years old and the vast space reveals just how wealthy the Choi clan was.

Now, only a few stumps of trees are left fluttering in the wind, as if they are telling stories of the past.

From this garden, you can reach the village’s plaza through an alleyway and visit the Gyeongju Dog Donggyeongi Experience Centre to try various experiences where you can gain a great experience by giving a small amount of fee. These activities are a hit among visitors!

Gyochon Village is a hot place of Gyeongju! Recently, cultural night tours have been rising in popularity in the weekdays and weekends. At night, the village is also a cultural space where tourists visit frequently.

During the day, you can learn historical and cultural knowledge at Gyeongju’s Gyochon Village and enjoy various experiences.

At night, you can also come and watch Jeongdong Theater <EMILE> at Gyeongju World Culture Expo’s Cultural Center Performance Hall 🙂

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] Special Promotion for Discover Seoul Pass, Korea Tour Card and Seoul Travel Pass!

Hello, this is Jeongdong Theater!

We have a few good deals for visitors who are planning to come and watch 2018 Jeongdong Theater Tradition Series Performance <The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu>!!

There are a total of three different passes/cards where you can enjoy discounts ranging from 10%~30%!

Firstly, there are two types of physical cards which you can get a discount for <The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu> tickets!

1. Discover Seoul Pass

✔︎ Pass holders can receive a 30% discount for tickets purchased at the ticket box

✔︎ Applicable to either mobile or offline pass holders

✔︎ Offline pass can be used as a transportation card

✔︎ Link to Discover Seoul Pass homepage here

2. Korea Tour Card

✔︎ Card holders can receive a 20% discount for tickets purchased at the ticket box or through phone reservation

✔︎ Present the card when purchasing tickets at ticket box

✔︎ Card can be used as a transportation card

✔︎ Link to Korea Tour Card homepage here

Secondly, there is also a pass that allows you to book tickets online!

3. Seoul Travel Pass

✔︎ Receive 10% discount when booking tickets on the homepage

✔︎ Link to Seoul Travel Pass homepage here

Why not take advantage of these discounts and treat yourself by spending an evening at Jeongdong Theater to watch our traditional Korean dance performance <The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu>?

Come and experience the beauty of traditional Korean performing arts through this unique and passionate performance today! 🙂

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

[Pansori Othello] Introducing “Pansori Othello”!

Introducing another one of Jeongdong Theater’s performances, “Pansori Othello”!

This is a creative pansori performance which bases its story on Shakespeare’s “Othello” and a legendary Korean tale, “Cheoyong”.

Although this performance targets native Koreans as its main audience, many foreigners who are interested in Korea’s pansori also come to watch it.

For ticket reservation, visit the Korean homepage of Jeongdong Theater. Alternatively, you can contact us through phone or email for any queries.

Title

2018 Jeongdong Theater Creative-ing Series <Pansori Othello>

Schedule

25th August (Saturday) ~ 22th September 2018 (Saturday)

Time

Tuesday to Saturday 8PM, Sunday 3PM (Closed on Monday. Not available from 7th to 9th September)

Venue

Jeongdong Theater

Admission Fee

R 40,000 won / S 30,000 won

Age Group

Ages 8 and up (Elementary school students and above)

Inquiries

Jeongdong Theater 02-751-1500 www.jeongdong.or.kr

Interpark 1544-1555 ticket.interpark.com

Shakespeare’s “Othello” meets traditional Korean opera, pansori

Reinterpretation of the Western + male-perspective story of Othello from an Eastern + female perspective

As the first performance of the lineup of ‘Creation-ing Series’, “Pansori Othello” is a production of theater company Heebie Jeebie Juice.

The performance, a pansori performance based on Shakespeare’s “Othello”, was first staged last November at Asia Culture Center (ACC).

“Pansori Othello” tells the story of Othello through a woman named ‘Dan’ who is a gisaeng in the 19th century of the Joseon dynasty.

The original story of “Othello” reveals the dark side of the emotions of humans through suspicion, jealousy, catastrophe based on male-centric events and world views.

On the other hand, “Pansori Othello” shows an alternative world view reflecting a female-centric and Eastern values that transcends the tragedy of the original story.

Despite her lowly status as a gisaeng, ‘Dan’ is an important protagonist of the performance. She sings and uses her voice to tell the life of a stranger, Othello, and a story from a faraway land.

In the story, although the characters (Othello, Desdemona, Iago) possess a noble status, egoism, distrust and greed brought them into despair.

‘Dan’ sings and conveys the story piteously with a heavy heart and injects ridicule and humour occasionally from a third-person point of view.

She expresses her own stand and view while providing an objective projection of the story, controlling the audience perfectly.

From Silla’s Cheoyong, Othello is recalled

Reddish complexion, accentuated eyes and nose, hairs entwined from chest to arms and legs.

A stranger who is respected and acknowledged. With his incredible wisdom, Cheoyeong gains his status as a military general as well as a beautiful wife.

However, the god of jealousy tempts Cheoyong’s wife and cheated on Cheoyong.

In “Pansori Othello”, Othello is recalled from Silla’s Cheoyong. The performance begins with the story of Cheoyong.

At a faraway land, the characters who fell into the exact same predicament.

However, different from Cheoyong, Othello gave in defeatedly to Iago’s interference.

In the end, Othello kills his wife and ends his own life, meeting his tragic destiny.

The performance contrasts the stories of the strangers and makes an interesting comparison between Eastern and Western views.

Synopsis

This is a story from a faraway land. The pitiful people in this sad and cruel story…

This is a story from a long time ago about a stranger on this land, ‘Cheoyong’. He is a respectable man with incredible wisdom but the god of jealousy tempts Cheoyong’s wife and cheated on Cheoyong.

Dan, a gisaeng, narrates the story through her singing and sings ‘the story from a faraway land – Othello’ which had become the talk of the town recently.

The story unfolds in Venice, Italy, on the island of Cyprus.

Othello, a capable and respectable general of Venice.

Iago, Othello’s ensign and trusted advisor, who has always envisioned to be his lieutenant, is jealous of Cassio, Othello’s lieutenant, and devises a plan to destroy him by making him believe that his wife, Desdemona, is having an affair with Cassio.

In the end, Othello fell into Iago’s trap and believed that he had been betrayed, killing Desdemona out of jealousy.

Upon realising that everything had been a trap, the guilt-ridden Othello ended his own life.

While narrating the story, Dan uses suitable tones from time to time to reveal Iago’s craftiness, Othello’s naiveness and to evoke sympathy for Desdemona.

Dan sighs and pities the turbulent lives of the characters after finish narrating the story…

[The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu] in Jakarta!

2018 Jeongdong Theater Tradition Series Performance

<The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu> in Jakarta

 
Jeongdong Theater visited Indonesia to present the beauty of Korea as part of an invitation for a special performance for Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta?
 
Held at Kota Kasablanka, the Korea Travel Fair 2018 included the K-Performance Festival and <The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu> was part of the lineup of the performances~! We performed a total of four times at the festival?
 
Not only that, we also put up a show at the theater Ciputra Artpreneur! A photo-taking session was also held after the show 🙂
 
The representative traditional performance of Korea??<The Palace: Tale of Jang Noksu>!!
 
Thank you Jakarta for your warm response♥️
 

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

[EMILE] Gyeongju’s Spectacular Cultural Assets Seen in EMILE! ③ Seokguram Grotto

2018 Jeongdong Theater Gyeongju Brand Performance

<EMILE>

The representative performance of Gyeongju, <EMILE>, where you can feel the grandeur and culture of the spectacular Silla!!

Silla’s precious cultural assets are hidden within the <EMILE> performance!

This is a time to appreciate <EMILE> together with these cultural assets!

Today’s post will focus on Seokguram Grotto, one of the cultural assets that appears in <EMILE>.

Most of you will probably agree that Seokguram Grotto is one of the cultural assets representative of Gyeongju!

Shall we delve deeper into the details of Seokguram Grotto?

Seokguram Grotto

Credit: Korea Tourism Organization

Seokguram, located on Tohamsan Mountain (吐含山) in Gyeongju, is the representative stone temple of Korea that was built during the Silla Kingdom.

Reflecting the faith and devotion of the people of Silla, excellent architectural beauty and advanced sculpting skills among other things, Seokguram Grotto has been designated as National Treasure No. 24 as well as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Source: [Naver Encyclopedia] Seokguram Grotto [石窟庵]

Credit: [Naver Encyclopedia]

Inside Seokguram Grotto, the Bonjon Buddha, the possessor of the grotto, looks over the East Sea mystically with a dignified expression and commanding figure.

From an architectural point of view, the rotunda ceiling was built using sturdy rocks instead of trees or soil.

This would be impossible without a precise plan and basic science to back it up.

It is said that the origin of the excellent expertise involved here cannot be found anywhere in the world.

Unfortunately, entrance into Seokguram Grotto is not allowed at present.

The reason for this is during the Japanese colonial period, to allow for ventilation, cement was used to construct a concrete dome, resulting in humidity build-up and moisture infiltration in the grotto.

Source: [Naver Encyclopedia] [문화재를 찾아서] 석굴암, 민족 문화의 원형 (살아있는 한국사 교과서, 2012. 4. 9., 휴머니스트), UNESCO World Heritage Centre Website

And this is the Bonjon Buddha of Seokguram Grotto that appears as the background in <EMILE>!!

<EMILE> tells a heart-wrenching love story between the 36th King of Silla, Hyegong, and a lady with a lowly status named Emile.

Gyeongju Brand Performance [EMILE] Scene 7: Destiny

The appearance of the Bonjon Buddha of Seokguram Grotto in parts of <EMILE> makes it easy to identify that <EMILE> is set in the time of the Silla Kingdom!

Gyeongju Brand Performance [EMILE] Scene 7: Destiny

The sorrowful love story of Hyegong and Emile, combined with the myth of the Emile Bell, make up <EMILE>!

You can feel the sorrow of this legend of love encompassing a millenium as well as Silla’s splendid and majestic grandeur!

Come and meet Jeongdong Theater <EMILE> at Gyeongju World Culture Expo’s Cultural Center Performance Hall today!! 🙂

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

[EMILE] Gyeongju’s Spectacular Cultural Assets Seen in EMILE! ② Woljeonggyo Bridge

2018 Jeongdong Theater Gyeongju Brand Performance

<EMILE>

The representative performance of Gyeongju, <EMILE>, where you can feel the grandeur and culture of the spectacular Silla!!

Silla’s precious cultural assets are hidden within the <EMILE> performance!

This is a time to appreciate <EMILE> together with these cultural assets!

When you think about Gyeongju, cultural assets such as Bulguksa Temple, Cheomseongdae Observatory and Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond will come to mind.

Did you know that Gyeongju has been designated as a national park of Korea because of its diverse historical sites?

In this post, we will be introducing one of the historical sites seen in <EMILE> that forms the main stage of the show, the Woljeonggyo Bridge!

The Woljeonggyo Bridge

Credit: Naver Blog – 레드폭스

It is said that Woljeonggyo Bridge is an ancient site of Silla where the Korean Monk Wonhyo had crossed and entered Yosokkoong.

The following statement was recorded in the Three Kingdoms of Korea.

“In 760, during the reign of King Gyeongdeok, the father of Hyegong, two bridges known as the Iljeonggyo Bridge (日淨橋) and the Woljeonggyo Bridge (月淨橋) were built.”

Source: [Naver Encyclopedia] Woljeonggyo Bridge (www.culturecontent.com)

The construction of Woljeonggyo Bridge and Iljeonggyo Bridge in 760, during the 19th year of the reign of Gyeongdeok, the 35th King of Silla, was first recorded in the Three Kingdoms of Korea

It endured the Mongol invasions of Korea and has existed for at least 520 years, making it an impressive architecture.

The restoration works of Woljeonggyo Bridge began in May 2008 and would be completed in October 2018!

2014 The Sceneries of Sorabol Contest Third Place ‘Woljeonggyo Bridge’s Sunset’ (Choi Ilwon) Credit: www.gyeongjuimage.or.kr

The representative performance of Gyeongju, <EMILE>, uses Woljeonggyo Bridge as the background and portrays the heart-wrenching love story between the 36th King of Silla, Hyegong, and Emile, a woman with a lowly status, with the focus placed on the Emile Bell.

Gyeongju Brand Performance [EMILE] Scene 7: Destiny

It is not an overstatement to say that Woljeonggyo Bridge occupies the majority of the actual performance of <EMILE>!

[SPOILER ALERT!!!]

The scene which depicts the moment when Hyegong and Emile fall in love, as well as the ending scene where Hyegong witnesses Emile’s sacrifice happen on Woljeonggyo Bridge!

Gyeongju Brand Performance [EMILE] Scene 4: Love

Gyeongju Brand Performance [EMILE] Scene 4: Love

The sorrowful love story of Hyegong and Emile, combined with the myth of the Emile Bell, make up <EMILE>!

You can feel the sorrow of this legend of love encompassing a millenium as well as Silla’s splendid and majestic grandeur!

Come and meet Jeongdong Theater <EMILE> at Gyeongju World Culture Expo’s Cultural Center Performance Hall today!! 🙂

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