Seo-Ryeon, the best dancer in the court who was never broken even by the king.
On a background of Joseon Dynasty,
The story of love, parting and war is unfolded.
Seo-Ryeon! She became a flower before her name is called!
The beautiful dance of Seo-Ryeon like a flower blossom!
Court dance in the bloom of the beauty!
The essence of Korean traditional group dance!
The Miraculous dance played with traditional instruments!
# < Lotus(蓮), a Flower comes out once more>
A retelling of two folktales,
A story contains Korean spirit and ideology!
Jeongdong theater tradition series 2017, in a new storytelling which retells Korean traditional folk tale.
The combination of two tales tells about a woman who protects herself from power corrupts and a miracle of reincarnation in adversity.
Jeongdong theater’s describes the story with beautiful and splendid dance like a flower.
A non-verbal performance integrates Korea’s traditional rhythm, Samulnori, with Comedy.
And drama in the kitchen! Audiences of all ages and nationalities can enjoy!
Since first performance in 1997 at the Edinburg Fringe Festival NANTA received it’s first award for best performance.
This now world famous nonverbal performance 8,100,000 people the largest audiences in Korean history.
Since its first debut NANTA performance has been on the road of success around the world.
In 2004 NANTA finally made an appearance on New York’s Broadway.
This opportunity opened up new doors for Korean culture and performances.
Now about 7,000,000 people around the world are enjoying NANTA’s spectacular performances. NANTA also received and award for Best Urban program in 2009 and is also being highly recommended by tourist and locals alike.
“This is a must see performance” As 750,000 foreign visitor per year come to Korea to enjoy NANTA and Korean culture.
* Gyeongbokgung Palace
It was in 1395, three years after the Joseon Dynasty was founded by King Taejo (Yi Seong-gye),
when the construction of the main royal Palace was completed after the capital of the newly founded dynasty moved from Gaeseong to Seoul (then known as Hanyang).
The Palace was named Gyeongbokgung Palace, the "Palace Greatly Blessed by Heaven." With Mount Bugaksan to its rear and Mount Namsan in the foreground, the site of Gyeongbokgung Palace was at the heart of Seoul and, indeed, deemed auspicious according to the traditional practice of geomancy. In front of Gwanghwamun Gate, the main entrance to the Palace, ran Yukjo-geori (Street of Six Ministries, today's Sejongno), home to major government offices. Along the central axis upon which Gwanghwamun Gate stood was the nucleus of the Palace, including the throne hall, council hall and king's residence.
The government ministry district and main buildings of Gyeongbokgung Palace formed the heart of the capital city of Seoul and represented the sovereignty of the Joseon Dynasty.
After all the Palaces in the capital were razed by the Japanese during the Hideyoshi invasions of 1592-'98, Changdeokgung Palace, a secondary Palace, was rebuilt and served as the main Palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace was left derelict for the next 273 years. It was finally reconstructed in 1867 by the order of the Prince Regent. The Palace Prince Regent Heungseon reconstructed was markedly different from the original. Some 500 buildings were built on a site of over 40 hectares and constituted a small city.
The architectural principles of ancient China were harmoniously incorporated into both the tradition and the appearance of the Joseon royal court. Gyeongbokgung Palace was largely torn Vdown during the Japanese occupation. ninety three percent of the restored buildings were dismantled,
Gwanghwamun Gate was dismantled and relocated to the east, and an enormous building housing the Japanese Government-General was constructed in front of the main sector of the Palace. An effort to fully restore Gyeongbokgung Palace to its former glory has been ongoing since 1990. The royal living quarters and the East Palace for the crown prince were also restored to their original state.
* Cheong Gye Choen
Cheonggyecheon is a 10.9 km (7.0 miles) long, modern public recreation space in downtown Seoul, South Korea. The massive urban renewal project is on the site of a stream that flowed before the rapid post-war economic development caused it to be covered by transportation infrastructure. The $900 million project initially attracted much public criticism but, after opening in 2005, has become popular among residents and tourists.
Attractions and artwork
- Sungnyemun: Also known as Namdaemun, Sungnyemun is the south gate of the Joseon capital of Hanyang and has been designated as South Korea's No. 1 National Treasure. It was the oldest wooden building in Seoul before it was burned down in a 2008 fire. A restoration effort began in February 2010 and was complete by May 2013.
- Goblin Design: The goblin has been seen as something fearsome, yet simple-minded and familiar. This imaginary creature sometimes did harm to people and other times brought them riches. Their images are sometimes displayed at palaces and temples to ward off evil spirits.
- Secret Dates Under the Moonlight: During the Joseon era, a couple could not enjoy a date at ease whether it was during the day or at night. People would instead secretly have dates in secluded areas under the bright moonlight.
- Traditional Wedding: In a traditional wedding, the bride wears a headpiece or crown and wears red dots on the cheeks and forehead. Placed on top of the gyobaesang (table) are candlesticks, white rice cakes in the shape of a dragon, a hen, a flower vase made of pine tree, a flower vase made of bamboo, chestnuts, rice, jujubes, and other items. The bride and the groom bow to each other.