Amazing performances you MUST watch when in Korea
The first thing that comes to your mind when people mention Korean performances must be Kpop or Kdramas, right? Truth to be told, there’s actually way more variety of performances than just what you watch on TV. If you’re asking, “What more can there be besides Kpop and Kdramas performances?”, then prepare your heart as we’re about to introduce you to a whole other world of Korean performances. Trust us when we say—these exciting performances will be sure to keep you on the edge of your seat!
To start off, we highly recommend that you check out the historical performances at the Jeongdong Theater. “But historical performances are not exciting enough”, you might say. We’ve got to stop you there because the ones from Jeongdong Theater are! Their classic folklore and historical plays are all laced with a modern touch, making them fun and enjoyable to watch. Don’t worry about missing out on any hidden messages as there will be English narration provided on a screen.
Want some extra fun? Give the janggu experience a go—it’s a special activity for you to learn the Samul, a Korean traditional percussion, rhythm from the professional players of the theatre.
Be ready to be blown away by this exhilarating, gravity-defying martial arts performance! This one-of-a-kind performance is a combination of acrobatic stunts and live-action by talented actors, guaranteed to make you fall off your seat laughing. The story begins with a family of martial artists welcoming the grandfather’s visitor, a suitor who has a special skill, for his granddaughter. Find out how this unique family tries to stay together despite going through a series of misadventures.
If you fell head over heels over the film adaptation of Finding Mr. Destiny, then the original version, which is actually a musical, will make you fall deeper in love. Head on over to Daehak-Ro and see how this lighthearted rom-com unfolds as the hero and heroine bring you on an adventure of love and laughter—might we add that it’s a great way to spend your afternoon!
Did you know that Super Junior, Astro, ITZY, AB6IX, Mamamoo and many more performed at Busan One Asia Festival (BOF) last year? Okay, we know we said performances other than Kpop, but BOF is not all about Kpop—although we have to admit that it is the highlight of this festival. In fact, BOF is actually a Hallyu festival dedicated to showcasing all of Korea’s music and culture over a span of seven (yes, SEVEN) days. Last year, BOF Land was like a playground filled with board games, K-POP related VR, webtoon, drawing show, caricature as well as performances by Busan jazz and indie groups. “Made In Busan” also presented a variety of local performances telling stories from the wartime as Busan was the capital of refuge during the Korean War.
Wait, there’s more! All these performances and more are always happening all year round. Just visit our website for the full list.