The musical Bibap is a non-verbal performance motivated by a popular food in Korea, 'bibimbap'. The performance, using food as a subject, is called ‘Eatertainment’, a combination of ‘Eat’ and ‘Entertainment’. Bibap, a 60 minute musical, was performed at The Edinburgh International Festival. This festival, held in England, is a world art festival where a number of plays, operas, orchestras and other art performances are performed. Bibap not only had a successful outcome, but also created an opportunity to make bibimbap famous all over the world. The plot of the musical is about two chefs competing with each other to make bibimbap with their own recipe. The most interesting parts are the dynamic actions of making bibimbap: washing, chopping, frying, and eating. The sounds are made by beat box and acappella and the actions are made by B-boying and acrobatics. The dynamic motions and sounds are made in harmony like the food materials used in bibimbap.
Date: March 20th to December 31st, 2012
Place: Bibap theatre (Address: 33-1, Gwancheol-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul)
Price: VIP 60,000won R 50,000won S 40,000won
Ted, an American comedy film, will be released on October 3rd in Korea. The story of the movie is this. In 1985, there was a boy named John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) who was a lonely child and got a large teddy bear as a Christmas gift. He named it 'Ted' and wished ted to have life and be his friend. People are then shocked with a teddy bear speaking and moving like a human, so Ted became a celebrity. In 2012, John is anticipating marriage with Lori Collins (Mila Kunis), a level-headed office worker. Lori wants to marry him as well but she doesn't want Ted to be in their life. Because John and Ted have been companions for many years, John is indecisive over the two relationships. Will he leave Ted and enjoy his married life, or will he retain his eternal friendship with Ted? Check it out in the movie!
Date: first release on October 3rd
Place: All theaters
3. Opera-La Traviata
La Traviata, by Giuseppe Verdi, is the first European opera performed in Korea. In 1948, this opera theme was premiered in The Myeong-dong Theatre and its theme was “Chun-hee” in Korean which means, Miss Camellia. The title, La Traviata, literally means 'The Woman Who Goes Astray'. This famous opera is re-performed by talented Korean opera singers. The opera is a splendid but somewhat tragic love story between a society queen and a pure young man. Violetta Valéry, known as a social flower, fell in love with the young nobleman Alfredo Germont and ended her past life to start living together with him. However, Violetta is told to end her relationship with Alfredo by his father, Giorgio Germont because he thought she would bring dishonor on his family. Violetta becomes depressed and has a hard time accepting Giorgio’s request, but she decides to sacrifice herself. Will they continue to love or end their relationship? Go watch La Traviata to find out their dramatic love story!
Date: October 13th to October 14th, 2012
Place: Chungmu art hall
Price: VIP 120,000won R 90,000won S 60,000won A 30,000won
4. Concert-2012 Kim Dong-ryul concert ‘Thanks’
Kim Dong-ryul sings love songs with his soulful voice, and many people, especially those who are in love or who have recently broken up with someone, are moved by his songs. The 2012 Kim Dong Ryul concert, ‘Thanks’ is on a nationwide tour. One of the audience members commented “Kim Dong Ryul performs his concerts with passion and the composure of a professional. I am happy to just be able to watch this great singer.” In the concert, Kim Dong Ryul repays his fans for the concerts. He performs just as well as the audiences expects. Go and listen to his soulful songs with your lovers!
Date: October 18th to October 20th, 2012
Place: Chungmu art hall
Price: R 121,000won S 110,000won A 99,000won< 저작권자 © 중앙헤럴드 무단전재 및 재배포금지 >