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  • Safe Year-End Celebrations at Home! The “Culture Todak Todak” Program

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    In the time when year-end celebrations and even simply going out are discouraged, citizens are encouraged to take part in the Culture Todak Todak program for some entertainment. The Seoul Metropolitan Government’s (SMG) program which has been operating since September 2020 to console people exhausted from the prolonged COVID-19 outbreak will celebrate the year-end with a special program.

    First, citizens’ much-beloved Visiting Performances, which received 260 stories from the audience and which its videos accumulated over 600 thousand hits, will continue until the end of the year.

    The highlights of Seoul X Music Tour since October 2020 will be revealed on December 25. Feel as if travelling and being at a performance by enjoying the convergence of popular music with arts in cultural attractions in Seoul.

    A meaningful performance for families counting down for New Year’s is also prepared. Miracle Seoul with Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra is a classical performance in various spots of Seodaemun Prison, containing the history of the ancestors who made efforts to overcome the hardships of the nation and bring us a better future. It will have a message of hope to wrap up the tough year and greet the new one to come. The performance will be revealed via the YouTube channels of Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and the SMG before the online Bosingak bell-ringing ceremony on December 31. End the year by watching the classical performance held where our history lays.

    More performances are prepared for citizens who cannot make personal visits. Enjoy various genres of performances at home, from Seoul Donhwamun Traditional Theater’s gugak performances to Namsan Arts Center’s plays and street performances.

    Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, which has been closed until now, will create an online and free version of its “Sejong ON Tour,” a tour program of its performance center. A house manager who takes charge of the theater’s lobby will guide every corner and show us the inside of a pipe organ, VIP room, and more. The program will run from December 21 for about a year through Sejong Center’s YouTube channel in Korean and English.

    For more information on the online programs for the end of the year, visit the Seoul Culture website (culture.seoul.go.kr). The YouTube and NAVER TV channels of Culture Todak Todak also features various performance videos.
    ○ Culture Todak Todak on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/culturetodak
    ○ Culture Todak Todak on NAVER TV: tv.naver.com/culturetodaktodak

    Online Year-end Culture and Arts Programs in Seoul

    Online Year-end Culture and Arts Programs in Seoul
    Date Area Program Content Channels
    Tue, Dec. 22 K-pop, ballad, trot Culture Todak Todak’s Visiting Performances – Online concert for audience who send their stories featuring Hwang Chi-yeol, Park Hye-won, MCND, etc. – YouTube: Culture Todak Todak; SMG
    – NAVER TV: Culture Todak Todak
    Sat, Dec. 26 – Online concert for audience who send their stories featuring trot singer Na Tae-ju, Nam Seung-min, etc.
    Fri, Dec. 25 Genre fusion Seoul x Music Tour
    Highlights
    – Highlights of 5 arts-pop music convergence in cultural facilities – YouTube: Culture Todak Todak; SMG
    Thu, Dec. 31 (23:25) Classical Miracle Seoul
    in Seodaemun Prison History Hall
    – A classical performance in Seodaemun Prison History Hall – YouTube: SMG; Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra; Seodaemun Prison History Hall
    Mon, Dec. 28; Wed, Dec. 30 (19:00) Gugak 2020 Year-end Concert – Dec. 28: Chu Da Hye Chagis – Underneath the Dangsan Tree Tonight
    – Dec. 30: Akdan Gwangchl – Life is Like a Flower
    – YouTube & NAVER TV: Seoul Donhwamun Traditional Theater
    Wed, Dec. 2 Street art Street Art Caravan – Chapter 3: Daily Life in the City – A collection of street performances around Seoul – YouTube: Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture (SFAC) (www.youtube.com/sfacmovie)
    – Facebook: Seoul Street Arts Creation Center
    Wed, Dec. 9 Street Art Caravan – Chapter 4: People in the City
    Wed, Dec. 16 Street Art Caravan – Chapter 5: Memory in the City
    Wed, Dec. 23 – Thu, Dec. 24 Performance Acacias and What Swallows Acacias – Namsan Arts Center’s Barrier-Free Online Theater
    – Barrier-free performance videos which people with and without disabilities can enjoy
    YouTube & NAVER TV: Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture
    Fri, Dec. 25 – Sat, Dec. 26 Namsan Arts Center Daebuheungseonghoe
    Sun, Dec. 27 – Mon, Dec. 28 The Story of Wangseogae
    Tue, Dec. 29 – Wed, Dec. 30 Human Fuga
    (production documentary)
    Mon, Dec. 21 – Sun, Jan. 20 Exhibition Sejong Center Online Tour: Sejong ON Tour A video tour of Sejong Center for the Performing Arts YouTube: Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

    ※ Visit the SMG’s website (culture.seoul.go.kr) for more information on performances.