Traditional Korean Cultural Heritage Workshop: Janggu and Korean Mask Dance
-Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 13:00-16:00
-Place: Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles 3rd Floor (Ari Hall)
5505 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
-Presenters : Dae Seung Kang, Hyun Sook Lee
-Online Reservation: www.kccla.org/english/programs_reservation.asp
-For more Info: email@example.com or 323-936-3015
On Thursday, May 30th, 2019, the Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles (KCCLA) will present Traditional Korean Cultural Heritage Workshop ‘Janggu and Korean Mask Dance’ with Dae Seung Kang and Hyun Sook Lee at 1PM on the 3rd floor of Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles in the Ari Hall.
At this workshop, people will be able to learn Garak Janggu and Songpa Sandae Nolee Mask Dance. At the end, participants will choreograph a dance by making Garak Janggu melodies.
Janggu is usually played with the two kinds of beating sticks (chae) called gungchae and yeolchae. But when playing the Garak Janggu, players use their hands instead of gungchae, making it possible to make splendid melodies with the yeolchae. In simpler words, Garak Janggu uses short melodies to elaborate upon the songs and dances.
Kang Dae Seung is the founder of the Korean Traditional Intangible Cultural Center. He learned Kangnyong Talchum, Korea's intangible cultural asset No.34, in the early 1970s from Sowoon Yang. He was designated as the foreign honorary successor by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in 2014. He majored in Korean Dance and worked as a principal dancer at the National Dance Company and the Municipal Dance Company for 15 years. He launched Duraepae in Korea in 1985, and performed overseas including USA, Japan, China, Australia, and European countries as Korea's promotional Art Company. He moved to America in 2000, and has been promoting Korean culture as well as strengthening Korean spirit of the second generations via myriads of performances since then.
Admission is free, and reservations can be made online or over the phone.