In anticipation of the upcoming lunar New Year’s holiday, the Sejong Center is preparing various events and experience programs at several venues including the exhibition halls dedicated to the Story of King Sejong and the Story of Admiral Yi Sun-shin, the Sejong Museum of Art, Seoul Namsan Traditional Theater, the Dream Forest Art Center, and Samcheonggak.
Performances at the Seoul Namsan Traditional Theater
– New Year’s concert of hope titled ‘New Year’s Arirang’, Samullori (percussion experience programs, and folk plays
|Performance||New Year’s Hope Concert: New Year’s Arirang|
|Venue||Seoul Namsan Traditional Theater|
|Date||3 p.m. on Jan. 23 (Mon) – 24 (Tue), 2012 (2 sessions)|
|Performers||Singer Kim Yong-woo, a Samullori Troupe, and others|
|Ticket Price||1,000 won (Free admission for New Year’s events such as Samullori)|
|Inquiries||+82-2-2261-0515 (Admission allowed for people five years old or older)|
– ‘New Year’s Mi Su Da (Chatting with Beautiful Women, aka Global Talk Show), a special traditional Korean cultural experience program for the New Year’
|Program||Special traditional Korean cultural experience event, ‘New Year’s Mi Su Da’|
|Venue||Gugak Experience Room of the Seoul Namsan Traditional Theater|
|Date||4 p.m. -6 p.m. (2 hrs) on Jan. 20 (Fri) – 24 (Tue), 2012|
|Ticket Price||Participation Fees: 50,000 won (30% discount for groups of 10 people or more)|
The New Year’s Mi Su Da will be held in the Gugak Experience Room of the Seoul Namsan Traditional Theater from January 20-24, 2012 for foreign tourists and anyone wishing to experience traditional Korean culture.
The event consists of various experience activities such as slicing Korean tteok (rice cakes) wearing hanbok (traditional Korean clothing); shuttlecock making; tea ceremony, and a traditional Korean music appreciation program.
During the event, helpers of different nationalities will interpret for foreign tourists participating in the programs.
‘New Year’s Traditional Korean Play Courtyard’ at the Dream Forest Art Center
– Exciting New Year festival courtyard for traditional Korean plays
|Performance||‘New Year’s Traditional Korean Play Courtyard’|
|Venue||Cultural Plaza of the Dream Forest Art Center|
|Date||10am~5pm on Jan. 24 (Wed), 2012|
Premium dinner concert ‘Magpie Magpie New Year’ at Samcheonggak’
– This concert consists of traditional Korean gugak performances by singer Nam Sang-il and pansori singer Park Ae-ri, and a high-quality Korean evening meal.
|Performance||Premium Dinner Concert ‘Magpie Magpie New Year’ at Samcheongak|
|Venue||Performance stage in the Ilhwadang Hall, Samcheonggak|
|Date||5 ~ 6pm (performance) & 6 ~ 7pm (evening meal) on Jan 23 (Mon.) – 24 (Tue), 2012|
|Performers||Singers Nam Sang-il and Park Ae-ri; a fusion gugak ensemble called ‘Cheong Arang’|
|Ticket Price||80,000 won|
|Inquiries||+82-2-765-3700 (Extension: 2)|
History and Culture Exploration at the Story of King Sejong and Admiral Yi Sun-shin Exhibition Halls
– This event will consist of various free-of-charge programs including a traditional Korean gugak performance, the composition of blessings in Hangeul, and lucky-pouch making during the New Year holiday.
|Event Name||Traditional Korean Music Gugak Performance & Various Programs|
|Venue||The Story of King Sejong and Admiral Yi Sun-shin Exhibition Halls|
|Hours||10:30 am~10:30 pm (Open throughout the New Year holiday)|
|Location||Basement of the statue of King Sejong at Gwanghwamun Square/ Basement 2 of the Grand Theater of the Sejong Center|
『Art & Cook』at the Sejong Museum of Art
– Let’s visit an exhibition and make our own cookies and muffins!
|Exhibition||Art & Cook|
|Venue||Main building of the Sejong Museum of Art ( B1)|
|Period & Viewing Hours||11 am~ 8:30 pm until Jan. 29 (Sun), 2012|
|Admission Fees||5,000 won for adults and youth
4,000 won for pre-school children
(1,000 won per person discount for groups of 20 people or more)
(Admission fees included)
|– Mon ~ Fri: Cookie making – 8,000 won
(The program is offered every 20 minutes between 11:20 a.m. ~ 5: 20 p.m.)
– Sat/Sun: Muffin making – 15,000 won
(11 a.m., 2: 30 p.m.: Two sessions a day)