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|Subject||Tal Making & Mask Dance Class|
On Tuesday, November 8th, 10:00am-12:00pm, the Itaewon Global Village Center will hold a “’Tal’ Making & Mask Dance” in collaboration with National Hangeul Museum. This is a unique opportunity for both children and adults to experience Korean traditional music and mask dance.
Talchum could be characterized as a Korean dance performed while wearing a mask, miming, speaking and even sometimes singing. Korean mask dance dramas are not just dances performed by masked dancers but also include significant dramatic content with masked characters portraying people, animals and sometimes supernatural beings. These folk dramas reflect the frustrations felt by the lower classes towards the Confucian literati Yangban, due to the latter's treatment of the commoners, show the life of the common man and process social problems such as monks who ignore their precepts and men who cast off their old wives.
This session will cover exploring exhibitions, related relics, and collections at the National Hangeul Museum. After watching a short video about Bongsan Mask Dance, participants will have a chance to make their own Mask, and try basics of Bongsan Mask Dance.
This class will be more interesting if you know Hangeul and Korean language since it contains Korean traditional music in Korean language. The class is free of charge. You can sign up in person or by email only.