[Part 2] Encore! Andong In’l Mask Dance Festival 2016:
Korean Classical Folk Mask dance
It is acknowledged that the Andong region has outstanding historical and cultural sites, such as Hahoe Village. However, the major cultural attraction of Andong is not only the Korean Folk Art Mask Dance Performances, but also variety of the Artistic International Mask Dance Performances which pass along experience programs and is the original mask performance of each foreign invited to join , including original puppet plays, world mask exhibit and mask making and more.
Therefore, let ‘s update annual program of Foreign Maskdance at the Andong Mask Dance Festival in Gyeongsangbuk-do , that will be taken place during September 26 – October 9, 2016.
Details of Foreign Maskdance Program is fellowed examples :
>> Title: Primavera (Ani) / Philippines / Date: during the festival
Primavera, ‘Ani’ which means harvest, is an excellent dance which showcase exciting movements as expression of gratitude for beautiful harvest. It a neo-ethnic dance which utilizes strong techniques and high level of dance skills.
>> Title: Feng city legend / Taiwan / Type : New creation mixed Folk / Date:
9.26 / 9.27 / 9.28 / 9.29 / 9.30 / 10.1 / 10.3 / 10.4. 2016
Taiwan Tainan Nanying hometown “Moon-Tianjin Port Bee-rocket-gun ” history and legends as the source of program. First, the lion and children dance to celebrate the feng-city festive. Second, the Great- aunt bless the children. Third, the generals “Guan father” protection. Fourth, the Flower Fairy pray God.
>> Title: Russian suite “Kalinka”, Russian dance “Barinya” and others/ Host: Russia – ROVESNIKI Choreographic Ensemble / Date: 9.26 / 9.28 / 9.29 / 9.30 / 10.1 / 10.2 / 10.3 / 10.4 . 2016 / Type : Folk dance
A kerchief is on e of the most important elements in Russian national women’s costume. Judging by the beauty of woman’s kerchief people could define the status of its owner in Russian villages. This dance shows the beauty of Russian young women and the daring of Russian young men.
>> Title : Dramatics of Meri and Rodhasen / Date : 9.26 / 9.28 / 9.29 / 9.30 / 10.2 / 10.3 / 10.4 .2016 / Host: Thailand – SRINAKHARINWIROT Thai Music & Dance Group / Type : Thai Classical Dance and Ensemble
The love story of Prince Prasuton and Manorah, a female bird with a human head, is a folk literature that has been popular in Thailand. The show will also present an episode of Phran Boon Hunting Manohra in Thai classical dance and the folk Pong Lang Ensemble.
>> Title: SARANG 4 REGION / Host: CPI (Cultural Partnership Initiative) Program
Cultural Partnership Initiative (CPI) provides an opportunity to professionals in culture, art and tourism which makes them develop their potential fully and display their achievements.
People from four different regions of the world with different cultures, histories, crossed the same path here in Andong, South Korea to unite as one to share love, comfort and peace. This is us, this is who we are and let us share our creativity through our dance with a cheer for “SARANG 4 REGION!!”
Sarang 4 Region is a cultural dance collaboration from 4 countries around the world: Singo Barong of Indonesia, Pangalay of Philippines, Kandyan dancing of Sri Lanka and folk love music from North Vietnam. This collaboration will showcase the difference of music, traditional and contemporary dance forms of each country.
Our dance expose masks and lion dances from each country such as Sinha Bahu of Sri Lanka, Singo Barong of Indonesia, Maskarra of Philippines and Lion Dance of Vietnam where lion represents.
239, Yuksa-ro, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Location for Performance:
– Main Stage
– Hahoe Village
1) Mask Dance theater
– Individual: Adults (ages 19-64) 7,000 won / Students & Seniors (ages 65 and more) 5,000 won
– Group ticket: Adults (ages 19-64) 5,000 won / Students & Seniors (ages 65 and above) 4,000 won
– Field Trip ticket (Discounted): Students 2,000 won
– One day pass: 30,000 won (all ages for 10 days)
2) Hahoe Folk Village
– Individual: Adults (ages 19-64) 3,000 won / Juniors (ages 13-18) & Soldiers 1,500 won / Children 1,000 won
– Group ticket: Adults (ages 19-64) 2,500 won / Juniors (ages 13-18) & Soldiers 1,200 won / Children (ages 7-12) 900 won
Homepage for more info :
Gyeongsangbukdo tourist information center:
Address：218-13 Unheung-dong, Andong-si (Front of Andong station)
– From Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus bound for Andong Bus Terminal. (Intervals: 30 min)
– From the terminal, take a taxi to Mask Dance Park (탈춤공원, 15 min).
To Hahoe Folk Village
Take Bus 46 at the bus stop across from Andong Intercity Bus Terminal.
Get off at Hahoe Folk Village. (40 min)
* Bus 46: 06:20-18:20 / Departs 10 times per day.
– Cheongnyangni Station (Seoul Subway Line 1) → Andong Station
06:10, 08:10, 10:25, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00, 19:00, 21:00 (Departs 7 times per day)
– Andong Station → Cheongnyangni Station (Seoul Subway Line 1)
02:18, 07:05, 08:30, 11:15, 13:20, 15:15, 17:15, 19:15 (Departs 8 times per day)
From Andong Station, take a tour bus to the venue.
For more Info: http://www.maskdance.com/eng/sub1/sub7.asp