Monthly Archives: December 2012

KTO trip watching the worldbeat VINARI

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it’s me in front of the Vinari Theater Lobby

I got another chances this month to watch the Worldbeat Vinari performance in Seoul, Korea. The worldbeat VINARI is a signature show by fusion gugak (korean traditional music) group “dulsori” who was open on august 2012. This performace played on the exclusive theater on the 4th floor of cine core in seoul korea.

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the sign in front of cine core theater

The cine core theater located near to  Jongno 3 (sam)ga station, you just comeout at exit 15 and than walk straight until you found burger king than turn left, after that you will see a cine core theater with big sign “Bibap” and “vinari“. This cine core theater just beside “peggie pie”.

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The map how to go to Cine Core Theater

This performance played every tuesdayfriday at 8PM and Saturday-sunday at 4pm, it closed every monday. The lenght is around 80 minute. Ticket price from 40,000-60,000 won.

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its my wishes that i put in the wishes three on the VINARI lobby

This VINARI is amazing since all the performance are about “well wishing”, you will got wishing from having true love, happy life, healty life etc. Its just a beautiful performance with beautiful message on it. Even in the lobby there is a wishes three, so i was wrote a wishes and put in the three there.

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the rules during watching VINARI performance

As other Korean performance it was not allowed to eat inside the theater, so you have to ensure to made you stomatch full 🙂 there are many good restaurants near to the theater, this area is very famous for good foods. the other requirement also should be fulfilled 🙂 I was planning to eat my oranges inside the theater but it was cancelled due to this rule 🙂

Let me tell you a story inside the theater. As i said before the performance present a traditional percussion and string instruments, as well as wishing song of success, love and health.

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the dulsori team, a performer of Worldbeat VINARI

The opening was started by a beautiful screen with beautiful music, and then they start with introductions plus an amazing drums performance.

The first song was“Sabaha” it was a full traditional percussions and string instrument played together, it was teaching us how to be a good person by complement people like saying “you did a good job” (caranda).

Second song they performed a song title “Flowery love”, the meaning of the song is about looking for true love and you will find it someday. It was duet of kayagem with  flute , it was amazing and my favorite performances since i feel so peaceful and I can fill love, plus there was a beautiful background during the song was played.

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they all played instruments well, sing well and also dance well

The third song was “Driving beat”, it was a duet drum. The meaning is sound of janggu mix it to show sound from heaven. The next song was “Hope for better tomorrow”, A song about dream for future and never give up to reach your success. They teach us to say “Eulasigo –cutaa“.

The next song was a latin song, it was a duet performance between a flute and a drums, i really love this performance as well. i guess the flute was the best performer of today. After that there was  a Five drum dance,  it was a Dramatic ensemble of big drums and small drums played by 5 people.

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the performer played in the lobby after the shows

The beat song was performed by a big drum and small hand ensemble drum played by 5 people.  The climax of the performance to day was a song title “Ah ha yap”, this song was really made all of the audience to enjoy the song! i really love how they request the audience to involve to this performance by request audience to scream uh gi ya!

Power beat toward the grand final and the festival fever was the last song, it was a theme music of dulsori to convey to the audience about the “excitement of life on festival”.

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it’s me take a picture with the performer

During the show they choose the best audience by requesting them to drink with love shoot a special VINARI wine, and they also give away some present to bring home. I got one of the goodie bags! Yeyyyyyy! 🙂

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the VINARI Give away GIFT! 🙂

After the shows they come out of the studio and still played the instrument and all of us dancing outside the lobby, after the shows we are so excited to take a picture with the performer.

I guess this shows are recommended for all foreigners since they truly perform the beauty Korean traditional musics and song. You won’t get difficulties in understanding the shows since they provided translations in several language such as Korean, English, Chinese and Japanese. All the performer also speak English and some Japanese.  So if you come to Korea why don’t you visit this performance? Its really awesome performance! 🙂

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KTO Trip watching HWARANG MUSICAL performance

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it’s me in front of the ticketing of Hwarang Musical performance

KTO invite me as k-performance supporter to watch “HWARANG” musical performance on 21 December 2012 8PM in Seoul Korea. KTO allowed me to bring one friends, thats why i was go to the performance with JINYING, my chinesse friend who are same K-FOOD Supporter. I was attending the K-Food supporter Farewell party at 3PM in Yangjae Center with her. after the meeting at 6PM we went to the Heyhwa station where the studio of the hwarang performance located.

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Hwarang Musical Performance Free Ticket from KTO

Hwarang musical performance are located near to Heyhwa station, You could found KFC and than across the street until you found Guinarru Coffee shop. Its located in the SKY building 7th Floor. In front of the building you will see a huge poster of the hwarang 5 handsome performer. I was arrive in the studio at 7.30PM and therewere so many people already line up for the ticket.

The lobby of the 7th floor was kind of small, so it was so crowded with almost the audience are woman and they all from various diverse of age from very young highschool student until married woman. I geuss this hwarang performance possibble for many diferent kind of audience but for sure it so suitable for woman since all performer are handsome korean man.

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5 Performer in Hwarang Musical

HWARANG is musical performance from 5 (five) handsome boys. The hwarang were a youth corps in the kingdom of Shilla (57 BC – 935 AD) comprised primarily of the sons of royal or aristocratic families, and they trained both body and mind in the the arts of war and of peace. It was a musical performance so they do singing and dancing. The best part is they trully sing live. Their voice are amazing, and they dance so well as well.

I love the part when they do dancing and singing without shirt on. they all trully well trained, they have muscle and six pax. During the performance they also interact with the audience. they request audience help to put liptick on. I was scream “CAN I HELP YOU?” sudenly all the audience laugh! I am surely enjoy this part! hahaha

if you are sit in first line you will be very lucky since they will request you to do something for them. I was sit on the 2nd row, i could see the performance so closed and i have to admit they are so handsome! So the ajumma who sit in front of me help them to put lipstick on the face, she draw heart and flower haha… 🙂

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the most handsome hwarang among 5 members

I geuss i understand why the studio are full with woman. Yap, it was interesting performance. I enjoy all the song and they dancing as well. The problems probably language since it was conducted in korean, different from the non verbal performance, this hwarang musical have many talk in korean and probably for non korean speaker it will be boring if you did not know korean. My korean also not good,  i only understand some but for sure i enjoy all the song and they dance. I did not feel bored, i could say it was interesting! so i geuss if you worried it will be bored, i am sure it wont, it is interesting musical drama.

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the chances to take an autograph from the performer

After the performance finished, you could line up to get a signature from the performer,  there was many people so i could not had chances to get their signature since i had to catch a bus to daejeon from the bus terminal. But i had to say it was really interesting experience. I would like to say thank you to KTO for arranging such an amazing event. I love being part of K-Performance supporter. I geuss if you are love K-POP and musical performance, you definetly should try this HWARANG musical. It Is original Korean Musical Performance.

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Take another picture in front of the study before leaving to daejeon

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