The National Museum of Korea is holding a special performance of Korea’s traditional music and dance this upcoming Oct. 19, at 3 PM, to be held in the museum’s Open Plaza. Admission is completely free! The performance was created specifically for expat residents and non-Korean tourists. Ryu Hyung-sun, Art Director of the Contemporary Gugak Orchestra, will lead a production team of dancers, musicians and singers, while Kim Kyong-hee, professor from Sukmyung Women’s University, will conduct the traditional orchestra. To enhance the spectator’s experience, Professor Kim Hee-sun, specialist in Music Anthropology and Korean Studies, will moderate the performances with historical insight and cultural explanations. All moderations will be made in both English and Korean. Along variations of the classic “Arirang,” the audiences will be introduced to a variety of traditional music and dance under a beautiful autumn sky.
As an added bonus, those with foreign passports will be given a 20 percent discount off admission to the museum’s special exhibition, “Blue and White Porcelain of the Joseon Dynasty.”
For more information, go to www.museum.go.kr or www.joseonchunghwa.com