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  • Online Cultural Activities in April to Ease Frustrations Related to Social Distancing

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    #. The prolonged “social distancing,” which was enforced to prevent the spread of COVID-19, has led to more time spent at home. With the blooming of spring flowers and the arrival of the season perfect for outdoor activities, the number of frustrated citizens has increased, resulting in the newly coined phrase, “Corona blues (coronavirus + the blues).” When feeling down, enjoy fun performances online at home, appreciate valuable exhibitions, and throw away the blues! Online culture and art programs at Seoul’s cultural facilities continue in April.

    Online Cultural Activities in April to Ease Frustrations Related to Social Distancing

    The Seoul Metropolitan Government recommends online culture and art programs to ease frustrations with the prolonged COVID-19 situation. For the first time ever, an online performance will be held at the Korean folk music venue, Seoul Namsan Traditional Theater, and online content will continue to be available from cultural facilities that remained closed like the Donuimun Museum Village and Seoul Metropolitan Library.

    List of Seoul’s online culture and art programs in April

    □ Performances Broadcasted Online

    Main schedule
    Type of Program Performance Media Live Broadcast Schedule
    Public Art
    Cheongchun Cinema “Conquering with Song Hae Show (1)”
    -Cheongchun Cinema YouTube
    April 29 (Wed.), 1:00 p.m.
    Korean Folk Music
    Park Ja-hee
    “Jeokbyeokga: Song of Fire and Wind”
    – Naver TV
    April 25 (Sat.), 5:00 p.m.
    Hyewon/Minhee “The Songs Once Used for Men”
    April 26 (Sun.), 5:00 p.m.
    Musical
    Secretly, Greatly
    The Last Musical Talk
    – Naver TV
    – Sejong Center YouTube
    (@sejongpac)
    April 16 (Thurs.), 3:00 p.m.
    SaChoom2 Let’s Dance, Crazy
    April 17 (Fri.), 3:00 p.m.
    Children’s musical “Mind Blowing Science Show 2”
    April 21 (Tues.), 3:00 p.m.
    Musical “Eyes of Dawn” Talk Concert
    April 24 (Fri.), 7:30 p.m.
    Play
    Black and White Tea Room
    April 17 (Fri.), 7:30 p.m.
    Disappearing People
    April 28 (Tues.), 3:00 p.m.
    Dance
    Seoul Metropolitan Dance Theatre
    April 18 (Sat.), 5:00 p.m.
    Music
    DTSQ-Neon Coloured Milky Way
    April 21 (Tues.), 7:30 p.m.
    Forte di Quattro Concert
    “Only for You”
    April 27 (Mon.), 7:30 p.m.
    Classical Music
    Millennium Symphony Orchestra
    “Opera Omniverse”
    April 24 (Fri.), 3:00 p.m.
    Chamber Series “Dami Kim & Chloe Jiyeong Mun Duo”
    April 28 (Tues.), 7:30 p.m.

    □ Regular Programs

    Main schedule
    Type of Program Program Content Media Running Schedule
    Performance
    All Soldiers are Pitiful
    Actual video of the 2017 program at the Namsan Arts Center
    – Seoul Foundation for Arts & Culture YouTube
    (@sfacmovie)
    – Naver TV “Seoul Foundation for Arts & Culture”
    April 13 (Mon.)-15 (Wed.)
    About Her
    Actual video of the 2016 program at the Namsan Arts Center
    April 16 (Thurs.)-19 (Sun.)
    National Road #7
    Actual video of the 2019 program at the Namsan Arts Center
    April 20 (Mon.)-22 (Wed.)
    Sense of a Wife
    Actual video of the 2018 program at the Namsan Arts Center
    April 23 (Thurs.)-26 (Sun.)
    The Blue Nation
    Actual video of the 2017 program at the Namsan Arts Center
    April 27 (Mon.)-30 (Thurs.)
    Seoul Donhwamun Traditional Theater
    “Undang Yeogwan Concert”
    Performance video of the “Undang Yeogwan Concert” broadcasted live in March
    -Gugak TV YouTube (@gugakfm)
    -Seoul Donhwamun Traditional Theater YouTube
    April
    Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra
    “Online Stage”
    Performance video of violin, cello, piano trio
    -Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra YouTube
    (@seoulphil1)
    April 10 (Fri.),
    3:00 p.m.
    Exhibition
    Donuimun Museum Village online docent
    Introductory video of village spaces and exhibition halls
    -Donuimun Museum Village Facebook, Instagram
    (@donuimunmuseumvillage)
    Permanent
    1st anniversary event of the renovated Donuimun Museum Village
    Video of memories and stories that unfolded in the year following renovations
    Permanent
    Seoul Museum of Art
    SeMA_Link
    (Q&A)
    Video of a curator answering questions about the art museum
    -Seoul Museum of Art YouTube
    (@SeoulMuseumOfArt)
    – Seoul Museum of Art Facebook, Instagram
    (@SeoulMuseumofArt.kr)
    Permanent
    Permanent
    Permanent
    Seoul Museum of History
    “The Trams of Seoul”
    Introductory video of the Special Exhibition “The Trams of Seoul”
    -Seoul Museum of History YouTube
    Permanent
    Seoul Museum of History
    “Seoul in Literature”
    Introductory video of the Special Exhibition “Seoul in Literature”
    April 17 (Fri)- (TBD)
    Gongpyeong Historic Sites Museum
    <Geumogyecheop, an Album of Calligraphy and Paintings Celebrating a Gathering of the Uigeumbu Inspectors>
    Introductory video of the Gongpyeong Historic Sites Museum Special Exhibition <Geumogyecheop, an Album of Calligraphy and Paintings Celebrating a Gathering of the Uigeumbu Inspectors>
    – Gongpyeong Historic Sites Museum website
    (museum.seoul.go.kr)
    Permanent
    The history and culture of Hanseong Baekje seen through an exhibition at the Seoul Baekje Museum
    Introduction video of the Seoul Baekje Museum Exhibition Hall
    – Seoul Baekje Museum website
    (baekjemuseum.seoul.go.kr)
    Permanent
    Seoul Museum of Korean Folk Music
    “Boating Song”
    Introductory video of the Seoul Museum of Korean Folk Music exhibition “Boating Song”
    -Culture Headquarters Facebook
    (@culture.seoul.go.kr)
    -Culture Headquarters Instagram
    (@seoulcity_culture)
    Permanent
    Other
    Web Pansori “Dalmun”
    Crossover of cultural contents including pansori, culture, and visual arts
    – Seoul Foundation for Arts & Culture YouTube
    (@sfacmovie)
    Permanent
    Seoul Metropolitan Library’s digital contents
    Free digital contents including 11,000 e-books and 150 audio books
    – Seoul Metropolitan Library website
    (lib.seoul.go.kr)
    Permanent
    Seoul Metropolitan Library
    “Long Distances, Close Books”
    Video on recommendations of Seoul Metropolitan Library e-books and themed data
    – Seoul Metropolitan Library website
    (lib.seoul.go.kr)
    – Seoul Metropolitan Library Facebook
    (@seoulmetropolitanlibrary)
    April 10 (Fri.) – Every Friday
    (once a week)

    ※Information on all performances can be found on the SMG website, and indicated schedules are subject to change.