Traditional Performing Arts Academy for Foreigners

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Traditional Performing Arts Academy for Foreigners

– March 18 – June 8 19:30-21:30 / Completion Party : June 8, 16:00 Cafeteria in the NTOK
· Samulnori(Monday)
· Korean Dance(Wednesday)
· Pansori(Friday)

– Application Period : February 18 – March 15
– Application Process
1. Visit our website :
2. Click on the banner
“Traditional Performing Arts Academy” download application form
3. Send your application form to the following e-mail address
– Application Inquiries
Tel : 02-2280-5821
E-mail :

You can specify your preferred payment method on the application form.
※Multiple courses can be taken.
– Registration Fee : KRW30,000 (per course)

1. Bank Transfer
Account No. 491001-01-183998, National Theater of Korea, KB Kookmin Bank
2. Credit Card
Visit or inquire at the National Theater of Korea.

■Benefit for Academy Participants
1. Discounts on concert tickets
(available only for concerts hosted by the National Theater of Korea)
2. Course completion certificate issued by the CEO of the National Theater of Korea.
(for students with attendance rate above 70%)

※Refund Policy
A full refund will be issued if a cancellation is requested prior to the beginning of the course. Fees are non-refundable afterwards.

Program Introduction
Students will learn to play traditional percussion ensemble, known as Samulnori, while move. Using the bounce technique, the traditional musical troupe expresses the breathing of the body as a whole. You can learn the basics of the performance by holding the stick, playing positions, and bounce.

Pansori, a kind of epic chant, is the most well-known genre of korean traditional performing art. Officially designated as UNESCO intangible Cultural Heritage in 2003, pansori is performed by a sorikkun(vocalist) and gosu(drummer). Participants will get an easy and fun introduction to this korean culture and musical tradition.

■Korean Dance
Korean traditional dance, sharing its roots and development along with ancestral rituals, has been and is being performed to this day. Various forms of dance have been passed down through generations, and are sometimes newly created with contemporary influence.