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  • Seoul Donhwamun Traditional Theater to host ‘Undang Guesthouse Concert’

  • Culture & Tourism news SMG 1799

    Seoul Donhwamun Traditional Theater (Art Director Kang Eun-il), the representative theater for gugak (Korean traditional music) performances, will open Undang Guesthouse Concert from June 4 (Tue.) to 20 (Thu.), in order to represent a modern perspective of Undang Guesthouse, a guesthouse loved by a number of artists, which was run by the late master singer Park Gwi-hui.
    Located in Unni-dong, Jongno-gu, Undang Guesthouse was a hanok (Korean traditional house) guesthouse operated by Park Gwi-hui, Human Cultural Asset no. 23. It was frequented by many artists and was also the cradle of baduk from 1958 to 1989, as it opened the final of major baduk contests.
    In the same way Undang Guesthouse played the role of a communal hall and a space for creation for artists, Seoul Donhwamun Traditional Theater will also be run as a space open to any artists. For the Undang Guesthouse Concert, last April, 11 teams were selected through open recruitment in order for artists of various ages and genres to be able to perform.
    Particularly, there will be a performance by the disciples of master singer Park Gwi-hui, late owner of Undang Guesthouse, as well as performances reflecting the unique spatial meaning of Undang Guesthouse as the arena of major baduk matches.
    The Undang Guesthouse Concert will be held at 7:30 pm every Tuesday to Friday from June 4 to June 20 at Seoul Donhwamun Traditional Theater, and the entrance fee is uniformly KRW 20,000. For more information regarding the concert, refer to the official website (http://sdtt.or.kr/) or contact the theater at +82-2-3210-7001, 7002.