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Meet The Cast of The Palace: Tale of Jang Nok-Su, Actor Jeon Jin-Hong

Hello, this is Jeongdong Theater. Today we have our actor and one of the main protagonists of our show <The Palace: Tale of Jang Nok-Su>, Jeon Jin-Hong.

He plays the role of a man who loved Jang Nok-soo, Yeonsan-gun. Of course, historically, the three were not in a love triangle. For more information, see Jeongdong Theater Blog Content, “Romantic guy or foolish prince? Who is Je-an Degun?

Please introduce yourself.

Hello, My name is Jeon Jin-hong from Jeongdong Theater. Nice to meet you. Since 2012, I have been performing at Jeongdong Theater, and have played the main characters roles in Gaon, Ryeon and Dodam.

How did you interpret and approach Je-an Degun’s character?

Je-an Degun’s life is full of misfortune, a prince who historically was supposed to be a king but never became a king. However, here he is interpreted differently. Here, he meets a woman of great artistic talents, falls in love with her, and helps her unleash her talents to make her the best artist. But it’s also a sad and heartbreaking view of a beloved woman leaving him for power. In constract to my previous roles, this role required me to repress my emotions.

What changed in this year’s performance?

There are new and changing scenes this year. For example, last year’s version Jean Degun teaches Nok-su about writings, this year, it was changed to teaching poetry. In that scene, my eyes look at Jang Nok Soo delicately filled with love. In the second part of the performance, there is a scene where jean Degun visits Nok-su bearing bad news. The scene appeared briefly last year, but this year, it is used to symbolize the impending end of Nok-su’s tale.

What was the most painful scene in the play?

Since there are few dancing scenes, I concentrate more on each dance movement. There is a scene where I dance with a knife after Nok-su leaves. In order to fully express the sorrow, resentment, and sadness of a man who is abandoned by a beloved woman, I pondered and practiced a lot. As a result, my right wrist was slightly overwhelmed. However it was worth it because it is also my favorite scene.

How difficult was it?

When Noksu, as a prostitute, learns Janggu Dance, there is a scene where Je-an Daegun and the Janggu Teacher face each other.
Je-an Daegun dances just for fun, and the gisengs see him and notice hi fun clumsy side. It was hard so I think I would say the most difficult part is comic acting. Even after performing hundreds of times, it is still the hardest and most difficult. (laugh)

Do you have any roles or dances that you want to try?

I like the scissor play scene. The tool called tacky scissors is very new and I used it very well as a performance element. It is very exciting but it is also difficult and dangerous for the actors. If you do it wrong, you risk injury. The actors really worked hard to ensure fun and safety for the scissor scene.

How is the teamwork between the actors?

I’ve been on stage for a year and a half and all the roles are familiar. Rehearsing and complementing each other. Cho Han-neul/Jang Nok-su with over 7 year experience. The stage compatibility is also very good. Han-neul is also a very talented friend. I also often stood on the same stage as Lee Hyuk’s actor in Yeon-gun. Therefore, although in order to match our compatibility the amount of practice is a lot, I love teamwork because you get the opportunity to work on various projects together and learn together.

What does the personal Jeon Jin-hong like and what kind of life do you live in?

Just plain. I like to play games and play basketball and soccer. But honestly, I’m also crazy about my daughter. My daughter is three years old and she is so pretty and lovely. So whenever I have free time, my time with my daughter and my wife is my first priority. As a dancer I also do personal activities. With the permission of the theater, I sometimes perform with other dancing seniors and friends. In December, I will participate, as a talent donation, in a charity performance for North Korean defectors.

How did you become a dancer?

I started dancing late. I majored in computer graphics until my sophomore year and wanted to be an advertising designer. But suddenly I didn’t like that road. I told my father that I wanted to learn dance. At first I tried to do sports dance. I just wanted to look cool. But I wasn’t really excited about doing sports dance. I learned about contemporary dance for a while, but in the end my path was Korean dance. I loved the soft dance lines and restrained movements that are unique to Korean dance. As I started late, practice was the only answer, so I almost lived in the practice room. After graduating from university, I was active on the various stages and then joined the Jeongdong Theater in 2012.

Please give advice to your juniors dreaming of becoming dancers

As a dancer, I still have a lot to learn, so it’s hard to say that dancing is this or that. Nevertheless, if I would have something to say to them, it is the most important thing in the end is your attitude. It sounds cliché, but it’s important to know what kind of heart you come up with. Living as a dancer is not an easy choice. In reality, economic problems are the biggest obstacle. So your mindset is important. Persevering as well, a mind that never gives up, is the beginning and the end of everything.

A word for the future audience of Palace: Jang Nok Su?

We have performed up to 2/3 of this year’s performances. The best performers are doing their best to perform on the stage with the best inspiration and fun until the last performance on December 28th. So come join us

Explore Jeongdong-gil: Donuimun Museum

Fall is coming and we are bracing for the cold here in Jeongdong Theater. However, there are still many places around the theater to be explored.

Introducing the Donuimun Museum Village near Jeongdong Theater.


Donuimun Museum Village is a museum in the form of a village. It is located in a retro area that preserved old buildings and old alleys such as Hanok, flowering houses, Japanese houses in the Joseon Dynasty, slabs and French houses from the 1970s and 1980s, as an urban regeneration project. After looking round the village, we recommend our performance of <The Palace: The Tale of Jang Nok-su>.

<The Palace: The Tale of Jang Nok-su> is a creative dance drama that shows the story of Jang Nok-su who lived a dramatic life as a slave, courtesan, and concubine through traditional dance. The story of Jang Nok-su shows the different stages of her life as a innocent and tomboy-like slave, as a protagonist who dance and voiced ranked her as a top artist of her time, and finally as Je-an Degun’s woman in the royal court.

‘100-year Modern Modern Archives of Memory’

Donuimun is the old name of Seodaemun. Seodaemun, which means the western big gate of Hanyang Doseong, the Seoul’s four major gates along the Seoul Wall Fortress. Donuimun Gate, first constructed in 1396, was rebuilt in 1413 at Jeongdong Crossroads. Since then, the gate has been called “Saemun” (新聞), which means “new door,” and the area inside Don’s Gate was called “Saemunangol” or “Sammunan neighborhood.”

Saemunan was a crowded area of ​​private tutoring, a symbol of private education, from the 1960s to the 1970s. Since the 80’s, it has been a rumored food alley. However, as the New Town development project began in the 2000s, Seoul remodeled the village and buildings of Saemunan Village and donated it to the Donuimun Museum Village. 40 of 63 existing homes were maintained and repaired, and some houses were left behind, creating a courtyard for the village community, and the old alleys were kept intact. Although it was opened in 2017, the Donuimun Museum Village was newly renovated in April of this year, with the concept of ‘100-year modern and archive of memory.’

The village consists of three major themes: village exhibition hall (16 dong), experiential education hall (9 dong), and village creation center (9 dong).

At the village center in the center of the village, concerts are held every day at 12:10 noon (1pm on weekends). There are also cultural events that citizens suggest and conduct on their own.
First of all, the Village Exhibition Hall is an annex to the Seoul Museum of History, where you can feel and experience the history of the old Saemunan neighborhood and the sensitivity of the 60~80s analog generation. In the Donuimun Exhibition Hall, you can check the history and culture of the Donuimun era, the urban regeneration and life records of Saemunan neighborhood. There is also the “Donguimungu-guru,” which recreates the social space of the former blooming members, and the “Independence activist’s house”, which celebrated the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Provisional Government and the Republic of Korea.
If you go to the side alley, you will be able to travel back in time from the 1960s to the 80s. The Living History Exhibition Hall recreated the homes of the 1960s and 1980s, including a kitchen with a hut, a room with mother-of-pearl, and a study room with a uniform. You can enjoy pastime games such as “ Tsamori Yongwon, ” a modern barber shop, “ Seodaemun photo studio ” with the concept of a modern social center and a wedding hall in the 1980s, “ Saemunan Theatre ”, a Tetris, and a street fighter that recreate the old movie theater. You can feel the retro sensibility in ‘Donuimun Computer Game Center and Manga Room’.

At the Seoul Future Heritage Hall, you can see 10 future heritage sites in Jongno and Euljiro along the tram lines of Seoul in the 1930s. Hanoks on one side of the village courtyard allow you to experience Hanji crafts, calligraphy, fashion, and embroidery, and many more. However, you must first make a reservation on the homepage for these experiences. In the ‘Myeongin Gallery’, there is a permanent exhibition where you can enjoy the works of masters in the experience education center.

There is also a civic gallery and artist gallery. Here, a collection of collections gathered by citizen collectors and works by artists and curators appropriate for the village are displayed. The Village Creation Center, located throughout the village, also hosts exhibitions and workshops for tenant artists that fit the concept of the village. New exhibitions are also held every month in the artist gallery. Currently, the main exhibition “City Exhibition” of the “2019 Seoul Urban Biennale” will be held in the Donuimun Museum Village until November 10th.

■ Donuimun Museum Village
Address: 14-3 Songwol-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Open: 10: 00 ~ 19: 00, closed every Monday
Admission Fee: Free
Homepage: http://dmvillage.info/

Vacation in the City 2: Bookstores and Libraries in Central Seoul

Hello, Welcome to Jeongdong Theater.

<The Palace: The Tale of Jang Nok Soo> is a performance reconstructed with the best story that shows the story of Jang Nok Soo, the concubine of Prince Yeon-gun. Jang Nok-soo is an artist with excellent artistic talent and her artistic life is dramatized by our dance and our rhythm. However, there is so much more you can learn about her. In order to learn more, we will introduce you to the hottest bookstores and libraries that you can meet near Gwanghwamun before you see our show.

Inwangsan Jarak Hanok Library, Cheongwoon Literary Library

Address: 40, Jahamun-ro 36-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Operating Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-22:00, Sunday 10:00-19:00 Closed: Monday, January 1, New Year’s Day Chuseok Holidays

Inquiries: 070-4680-4032

https://www.jfac.or.kr/site/main/content/chungwoon01

Cheongwoon Literature Library, located at the foot of Inwangsan Mountain, is a public library built in hanok style. The atmosphere of the hanok is further lined with the natural scenery of the surroundings and is extremely wonderful. As much it is a literary-based library, the library has novels and essay-oriented literary books, especially poetry. It is said to remember poets who are deeply related to Jongno, including Yun Dong-ju, Lee Sang, and many others.

The library has a basement level and a ground level. As you enter the entrance, you will see two neat hanoks and a courtyard. The hanoks are mainly used as seminar rooms and meeting places. Poetry and literature creative classrooms and humanities concerts are also actively held. You can listen to various poems read by famous celebrities with music.

There is a general reading room, children’s reading room, conference room, cafe and exhibition room on the first basement floor. The reading room is simple, but it has a very nice view of the neat and beautiful scenery that comes through the large window of the reading room. Sit at a table overlooking the courtyard and read your literary works. Behind the library is the Cheongwoon Park and the hill of Yun Dong-ju’s poem.

Small Café Library in the Forest, Samcheong Park Forest Speed Library

Address: 134-3, Bukchon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Opening Hours: Samcheong Park: 10: 00 ~ 18: 00 (until 20:00 in June ~ August)

Closed: Monday, January 1st, Lunar New Year, Chuseok Holidays

Contact: 02-734-3900

http://lib.jongno.go.kr/

Samcheong Park is located at the end of the Samcheongdong Cafe Alley. Inside the park is a small glass building which is the Samcheong Park Forest Speed Library. It is a small library that was remodeled from the old canteens in the park and operates as a book cafe. It was introduced in the New York Times as a beautiful library.

The library consists of the first floor and the underground space. The first floor is for general books, and the first floor is mainly for children. The first floor has an ondol structure, with a cafe selling tea, drinks and snacks in the center. One side of the window is made of glass. When you sit at the table, you can see the park outside the window. Next to the table, you can see the natural beauty of Samcheong Park from the window. The other side of the window has a sitting table where you can sit back and read in silence. The windowsills are especially spacious, so you can sit by the window and enjoy a cup of tea while reading your book.

It’s underground space for children is also nice and spacious. The basement also has wide glass windows and a wooden deck terrace.

The library also holds various lectures and cultural experiences. You can take a walk through Samcheong Park with a forest guide, listen to explanations about trees, and draw wildflowers. There is also a children’s playground opposite the library, so it’s a great place to see, play, and walk with your kids.

Café Bookstore with History, History Book Room

Address: 24, Jahamun-ro 10-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Business Hours: Mon-Sat 10: 30-22: 00, Sunday 10: 30-18: 00

Inquiries: 02-733-8348

https: / /historybooks.modoo.at/

Nowadays, there are many small bookstores that are just as distinctive and diverse as large bookstores. ‘History Book Room’ is located in front of the Gyeongbokgung side gate. Like its name, it is a bookstore that mainly deals with historical books. The second floor is divided into a bookshelf, a main hall, a cafe lounge, a studio and a loft attic. This bookstore is also a place where you can drink and meet people. The cafe lounge sells coffee, tea, beer, wine and snacks. Thus, it is also a nice meeting space, including a multi-story attic. In the main hall, various planning lectures and special lectures related to history are held, as well as exhibitions and concerts.

Lifestyle Curating Bookstore, Ark and Book City Hall

Address: B1, Eulji-ro, 29, Jung-gu, Seoul

Operating Hours: Daily 10: 00 ~ 22: 00

Instagram @ arc.n.book_official

Ark & Book City Hall is located in Euljiro 1-ga Station, Subway Line 2. The city hall branch is not just a place to sell books, it is a curating bookstore that combines books and lifestyle shops. In addition to over 30,000 books, it also sells various household goods and miscellaneous goods. There are also cafes and restaurants. It is a very hip space where you can enjoy a relaxing encounter with a book and spend a wonderful time. What’s unique is that everything including books consists of four themes and stories: ‘DAILY, WEEKEND, STYLE, INSPIRATION’.

The entrance with the arched book tunnel is very impressive, definitely instagram worthy. It is made of a total of 8000 books, and it is said that the arch is made by putting magnets in the book. In addition, there is a fantasy corner near the entrance, and the series is regularly replaced according to themes such as Harry Potter Series and Marble Series. The terrier, inspired by the movie The Great Gatsby, is said to have borrowed the ‘Art deco’ style of visual art from France in the 1920s and 1930s.

Inside the bookstore is the Select Dining, a food and beverage editing shop with famous restaurants and cafes. This allows you to enjoy reading books, eating food, drinking tea and having fun. There is also a flea market and music room. There are also various lectures, music concerts, and cultural activities through books.

Nowadays, bookstores and libraries are popular in Seoul because they are transformed into a variety of spaces, including books, culture, performances, exhibitions, and experiences. After lunch, spend a relaxing time with a book in a cool bookstore or library, and then visit us to watch the performance <The Palace: The Tale of Jang Nok Soo> at Jeongdong Theater.

B cuts photos from rehearsal room of Musical “Pann: The Stage”

Can you imagine how the actors life just before the performance?
Here below B cuts photos from rehearsal room of Musical “Pann: The Stage”.

Jicheol Kim! The charming actor who acts the role of Dalsu!
In this photo, the actors wear the same T-shirt which is offered by fan club of Jicheol Kim.
The T-shirt of “Pann” supported by Jicheol’s fan made another great scene in the rehearsal room.

Juhye You, the actress who acts the role of I-deok lay down on the floor looking at the ceiling.

Following her gaze, let’s imagine what she is thinking about?
Thinking about Hotae who is the best storyteller?
Thinking about Dalsu, the brand new storyteller?

Or she is thinking now about the world of her novel.

This is Sora Im, the actress who acts the role of Boon-i!

This is “X” mark for Dalsu to give him a cool-headed assessment.

Jihoon Kim, the actor who acts the role of Hotae, the best storyteller of Joseon era now checking messages on his smart phone.

While we talk now through phones in this era,
many people was laughing and crying thought the story which is talked by Jeongi-su in Joseon ear.

To check more B cuts photos, please visit Jeongdong Theater’s Instagram!
INSTAGRAM / @JEONGDONGTHEATER

Review of Musical PANN: The Stage! The inexorability of satire!

Hello, This is review from Jeongdong Press!!

I went to see the musical PANN: The Stage which is staged from Dec 7 to Dec 31.

Here below I share the review!

A scene from Musical PANN: The Stage

The boundary between improvisation and script is broken!

Once the performance begins, the actors come out from the back of the audience and they make noisy to start!
They say hello and high five to the audience. It makes the auditorium and the stage as one place.
Due to the concept of story tellers who talk to the audience, the whole auditorium seems to be the stage.
Therefore, I could concentrate to the performance well.
Also, in the middle of the performance, the actors conduct impromptu talk to the audience
and this part does not seem an acting but play they enjoy.
I was very happy with the natural laughing of the actors.

A scene from Musical PANN: The Stage

The inexorability of satire!

The protagonists of the musical ‘PANN: The Stage’ are ‘Jeongi-su’ which is the profession of storyteller in the last of Joseon era.
They satirized the dark reality.
The storytellers in 2017 satirize the society where we live now and they shout “Who is the owner of DAS?!”.
I hope we also have that kind of storyteller who satirizes the society and make people feeling relieved in this era.

A scene from Musical PANN: The Stage

All kinds of genre are here on the stage!

The music of the performance is lively played in the theater.
During the performance, the musicians keep playing the music in the back of the stage.
It makes the performance more lively!
Even if the background of the performance is Joseon era, the performance presents various kind of music:
Various kinds of western music including Bossa nova, Tango, Swing are played by Korean traditional music instrument
and it was really fantastic experience for me!

Furthermore, various kinds of Korean traditional dance including Tal-chum, shoulder dance
make harmony with other kinds of music in the performance.

I had no idea about the performance before the performance start
but I wan never bored during the 2 hours of the performance.
It shows well the Korean excitement!

I hope you also come and see this great performance for your wonderful end of the year!

◇ Performance Information ◇
Title : Musical <PANN: The Stage>
Period : December 7 – December 31 2017
Performance Time : Weekdays 8 pm, Saturday 3 pm & 7 pm, Sunday 3 pm.  (No performance on Mondays)
Venue : Jeongdong Theater
Organized by Jeongdong Theater, CJ Cultural Foundation
Inquiry : Jeongdong Theater +82-(0)2-751-1500 / Interpark +82-1544-1555
Produced by Jeongdong Theater

Please click the image below for the reservation

(Culture Photo) Korean Traditional Storytellers Sing a Satire on Musical ‘PANN’

▲ Musical ‘PANN(Directed by Jeongju Byeon)’, The actors(from the left: Jinyoung Yoon, Jihoon Kim, Joohye Yoo, Eunsil Choi, Sora Im, Jicheol Kim) are holding books.(NewsCulture)     ©Hyeonji Yoon

A Press-call of Musical ‘PANN: The Stage'(Directed by Jeongju Byeon)’ was held in Jeongdong Theater, last December 7.

Musical ‘PANN: The Stage’ is set in the last of Joseon era and it describes the process that a nobleman Dalsu becomes a storyteller after meeting Hotae, the best storyteller in Joseon. Dalsu has a double life; a life of noble man during the day and a life of storyteller during the night. The actors who played for its premie join again its encore playr; Jicheol Kim(Dalsu), Jihoon Kim(Hotae), Jinyoung Yoon and Sora Im. Also, new members appear into the encore play; Eunsil Choi(Choonseom), Joohye Yoo(I-deok).

The performance will be on the stage until December 31, at Jeongdong Theater, Seoul.

 

▲ Dalsu (Upper side, acted by Jicheol Kim) is giving a story about that birds break the tower which is erected by a district magistrate.(NewsCulture)     ©Hyeonji Yoon

▲ Dalsu(acted by Jicheol Kim) is convincing a manual worker(acted by Jinyoung Yoon).    ©Hyeonji Yoon

▲ I-deok(acted by Joohye Yoo) is nervous to burn her books.(NewsCulture)     ©Hyeonji Yoon

▲  Boon-i, I-deok, Choonseom (From the left side, Sora Im, Joohye Yoo, Eunsil Choi) are remembering their happy memories in each room. (NewsCulture)   ©Hyeonji Yoon

▲ Dalsu(acted by Jicheol Kim) is singing about his past time.  (NewsCulture)   ©Hyeonji Yoon

▲ The district magistrate(acted by Jinyoung Yoon) is about to arrest the people in the Maeseolbang. (from the left side; Eunsil Choi, Jicheol Kim, Joohye Yoo, Jihoon Kim, Sora Im).  (NewsCulture)   ©Hyeonji Yoon

▲ Dalsu(Right side, acted by Jicheol Kim) is revealing himself the storyteller who gives a satirical story. (NewsCulture)   ©Hyeonji Yoon

▲ Hotae(Right side, Jihoon Kim) is giving a pan to Dalsu(acted by Jicheol Kim) (NewsCulture)   ©Hyeonji Yoon

▲ Dalsu(acted by Jicheol Kim) is talking with Sanbaji. (NewsCulture)   ©Hyeonji Yoon

▲ I-deok(acted by Joohye Yoo) is presenting her happiness. (NewsCulture)   ©Hyeonji Yoon

▲ The peoplel are taking about their wish. (NewsCulture)   ©Hyeonji Yoon

▲ Dalsu and Hotae  is conducting storytelling in a jail.  (NewsCulture)   ©Hyeonji Yoon

▲ People (From the left side; Jinyoung Yoon, Jihoon Kim, Joohye Yoo, Eunsil Choi, Sora Im, Jicheol Kim) is singing about a wish.  (NewsCulture)   ©Hyeonji Yoon

Musical ‘Pann: The Stage’
Period: December 7 to December 31, 2017
Time: Tue-Fri 8 pm / Sat 3 pm, 7 pm / Sun 3 pm
Venue: Jeongdong Theater
Written by Eunyoung Jeong, Music by Yoonseul Park, Directed by Jeongju Byeon
Actors: Jicheol Kim, Jihoon Kim, Eunsil Choi, Juhye Yoo,
Jinyoung Yoon, Sori Im, Youngseok Choi.
Inquiry : +82-(0)2-751-1500

(SCENE PLAYBILL) Let’s jive and juke on that play!

Musical ‘Pann: the stage’, which hit the Deahakro last march, is coming back
and it will hit again the Jeongdong Theater!

Editor. Jihye Jeong

In Joseon era, there were professional storytellers. Do you know who they are?
They were the people who called ‘Jeongi-su’. Jeongi-su were payed giving reading stories.
They appeared after the number of novels increased in the last of Joseon era.

Musical ‘Pann: The Stage’ is a satirical drama on the story of  men who are Jeongi-su.
The author and the music director of this musical were incubated by CJ Creative Minds project. It got an opportunity for the premier through the first project of CJ Cultural Foundation’s STAGE UP and the premier was held in CJ Azit, last march.
The encore in Jeongdong theater is really meaningful because it is the first collaboration project between Jeongdong Theater and CJ Cultural Foundation.

Musical ‘Pann: The Stage’ is coming again.

The musical ‘Pann: The Stage’ is set in the last of Joseon era
and it describes the process where a noble man, ‘Dalsu’ becomes a storyteller
after meeting the best storyteller in Joseon, ‘Hotae’.
This musical describes the double life of ‘Dalsu’;
a life of nobleman during the day and a life of storyteller during the night.

The play presents the traditional ways of  satirical drama which could be found in the Pansori and novels in last Joseon era.
However, it satirizes the contemporary issues so it is well received by the audiences who live the 21 century.

Also, the music consist of the traditional aspect.
Narimea Lee, the musical director joined this musical and she will add the traditional aspect into the usual musical format.
For example, the song titled ‘Storyteller’ which is written on the swing music has Korean traditional beauty adding Jajinmori Jangdan(one of the Korean traditional rythm which is fast).

Furthermore, the actors also made an effort to have the Korean traditional attraction.
They had had motion workshop on Yangju Byeolsandae and Gyeonggi Minyo.
The two main actors join again into this encore play.
Dalsu : Jicheol Kim, Hotae : Jihoon Kim, Choonseom: Eunsil Choi, I-deok: Juhye Yoo.
Director : Jeongju Byeon.

Don’ miss it!

Musical ‘Pann: The Stage’
Period: December 7 to December 31, 2017
Time: Tue-Fri 8 pm / Sat 3 pm, 7 pm / Sun 3 pm
Venue: Jeongdong Theater
Written by Eunyoung Jeong, Music by Yoonseul Park, Directed by Jeongju Byeon
Actors: Jicheol Kim, Jihoon Kim, Eunsil Choi, Juhye Yoo,
Jinyoung Yoon, Sori Im, Youngseok Choi.
Inquiry : +82-(0)2-751-1500

Article from scenePLAYBILL (www.theartpark.co.kr)

Interview with Han, Sung , the Persian prince of Musical ‘Silla’

<Silla>

Interview with Han, Sung.

An actor in the role of Abitin, the strong Persian prince.

The hero of musical ‘Silla’, Abitin is the Persian prince.

He is swept and is shipwrecked in Silla.

Finally, he falls in love with the princess of Silla; Frarang.

However, he has to go back to Persia and meets his death in his home because of the attack by the devil, Jahak.

Here below the interview with Han, Sung, who plays the role of Abitin!

 

1. Why and when did you start dancing?

Actually, I didn’t have any special reason to start dancing.

 I just decided to go a high school of arts with my friend

and I keep dancing for 17 years.

 

2. How meaningful the musical ‘Silla’ and the role ‘Abitin’ is for you?

Actually, I have thought a lot about this after receiving this question.

As for Silla, it is a new history which is not well-know to the world!

And I think Abitin is the storyteller of the history.

Actually, this role is a new challenge and new experience for me.

Personally, this role is a chance to show my potential power and energy as a dancer.

3. What was your preparation to describe the role?

I just concentrate to the acting, thinking that my role is a story teller.

Because I think it is more important to deliver the story to the audience than to show something special.

And this character has various images in a time sequence so I concentrate to show them as well.

4. Do you have any thing have to do or have not to do before going on the stage?

Yes, I have. Actually it is not for me but for others.

I try to remind the sequence before going on the stage.

This is time for self-checking and for condition checking. Also, checking the dance note!

Also, I put a sole of my foots on the stage to feel it.

During the time, I recognize the weather, my condition, the air and temperature on the stage

and decide how to use the energy.

And I try not to be effected by the situation and try to concentrate my self.

5. What is the best scene for you?

Actually, I have some scenes but I would like to talk about the scene of the battle with ‘Jahak’.

This scene is crucial because Abitin meet the death here.

This scene consists of the collaborative dance with other dancers.

Therefore it is important to be considerate to others.

Also, in this scene the dense energies exploded so it could be the best scene.

6. Musical ‘Silla’ is developed for 3 years and the performance of this year is also upgraded comparing with last year.

What do you think the viewing point is?

First of all, it became easier to understand.

Also, costume changes, media arts and magics are added in to the performance.

And the scene of Samul-nori is the viewing point to fell the Korean beauty and excitement.

I hope the audience enjoy this parts.

7. Do you have any method to act? 

Actually it is hard to say exactly. 

I just don’t think to be the character but make my own character.

And I think that it is the method to have the truth for acting.

It is hard to do something that I didn’t know about.

Therefore, to act a character, it is needed to have long time and process to make it clear.

8. Please give a last word for the audience!

It is been already 3 years that I perform for Silla in Gyeongju.

This city has not a big demand for culture and arts but I think this performance is worth.

Because many actors and staffs work for this faithfully and they keep working!

Therefore please come and see the performance more!

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2017 Jeongdong Theater Gyeongju Brand

Performing Art <Silla>

▶Period : Until December 31

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

▶Performance Venue : Cultural Center, Gyeongju World Culture Expo

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

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Musical Pann: The Stage! Promotional photo shooting day!

 

Visiting the studio where “musical Pann: The Stage”‘s promotional photo has been taken.

In December! A chatter man from the Joseon era will be stage on the Jeongdong Theater!

It is collaboration of CJ cultural foundation and Jeongdong Theater and will be staged from December 9 to December 31.

This musical was selected as the Stage-up best performance by CJ cultural foundation

so the quality of the performance is guaranteed!

Musical Pann: The Stage is a story about ‘Dalsu’, a noble man who is charmed by ‘Hotae’ the best story teller in Joseon era.

And the musical’s casting is confirmed!

Jicheol Kim, for the role of ‘Dalsu’

Jihoon Kim, for the role of ‘Hotae’!

In the last week of September, there was a promotional photo shooting so I visited the studio.

When I arrived in the studio, the two actors were taking the photo together.

And the atmosphere was so freely!

They gave much of poses, gestures and humors for the photo of posters.

And the two actors worked in the perfect harmony!!

 

In the solo shootings, the actors presented more about the characters.

Jicheol Kim described ‘Dalsu’ as an elegance of the noble man as well as the curiosity and fashion that the Dalsu has.

I’m really looking forward to seeing the character on the stage!

 And the Jihoon Kim gave more funny poses to describe the best storyteller in Joseon era!

The musical Pann : the stage will be staged in Jeongdong Theater, in December.

Really looking forward to seeing the performance!!

Ticket Open on October 30!!