Friday, March 18, 2011

Back On The Radio and A Bit Of Lion Dancing

I Want To Go To Bukcheong

I'm back on the radio this morning on TBSeFM's brand new show 1013 Main Street. Catch me live at 10.30 am as I'm grilled about our play, Bukcheong Lion Dance, which is being performed at the Seoul Namsan Traditional Theater.

Our show starts tonight and if any of you, my dear readers, care to see it, then you needn't worry about language problems as I've translated the whole bloody thing into English and created subtitles to be shown at every performance (Japanese subtitles also available for every show). Bukcheong Lion Dance runs till the 17th of April, so there's plenty of time for you, your friends and anyone else you know to come along.

Korea4expats have more info over on their page and if you come on a Saturday or a Sunday I've been assured that there will be an extra free event in the theatre's courtyard along with free makkoli. So if you like traditional mask dance and getting tipsy then you're in for a real treat.

Bukcheong Lion Dance takes elements from the traditional mask dance and weaves them together to tell the story of a tiger turned human who falls in love with a lion dancer. It's an interesting mix of comedy, tragedy, dance and drama and a great way to dip your toe into the world of Korean theatre. Plus my wife is in it and she's very good...

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