Welcoming Jeongwol Daeboreum Festival
“Blessings and Good Fortunes for a New Year”
Korean Cultural Experience presented by Korean Performing Arts Center
Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 3:00PM
The Edison Ballroom
240 West 47th Street New York, NY 10036
The Korean Performing Arts Center proudly presents the Korean Cultural Experience event on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Edison Ballroom in NYC. The event celebrates Jeongwol Daeboreum, a Korean celebration, which refers to the fifteenth day of the lunar calendar, as well as the first full moon of the lunar year. There are many traditions and customs associated with Jeongwol Daeboreum in Korea. Some of these traditional performances include "Ganggangsullae" and “Jishin Balpggi” or “Stepping on the Spirits of the Earth.” The audience will participate in a series of exciting cultural experience programs which include the cracking of the Bureom nut, playing a traditional board game (Yut Nori), making of a wish for the New Year, folk dancing together, receiving a fortune in Korean calligraphy, making a traditional knot, and also trying on traditional clothes. Through this celebration, we hope to drive out negative energy, and bless the audience with good fortune, hope, peace, and prosperity in the New Year.
This is a unique opportunity to experience Korean culture and arts through a traditional festival. This is a daytime Saturday program, so all family members are welcome to come together to enjoy the event. Also, this program is a fundraising event for KPAC educational programs. KPAC will continue to contribute our culture and be an educator of Korean traditional performing arts for the younger generations throughout the New York City area.
Korean Performing Arts Center (12 East 33rd St. 5th Fl. New York, NY 10016)
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Korean Traditional Performing Arts Association (KTPAA) was founded in 1986 as the Korean Traditional Arts Community. With growing community support, the association adopted its current name, Korean Traditional Performing Arts Association in 1990. In 1993, KTPAA was formally recognized by the State of New York as a non-profit organization. Since 1998, KTPAA has received annual grants from the Folk Arts Program of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
The organization serves a vital role in New York City through the teaching of traditional arts to members of the Korean community, and through performances for both Korean and general audiences. KTPAA has played an instrumental role in instilling Korean cultural pride to second generation KoreanAmericansand in fostering intercultural dialogue with the American society at large. In 2010, KTPAA opened its studio, Korean Performing Arts Center, near Korean Town in Midtown Manhattan to get closer to the Korean community. KPAC is a home for the company, has rehearsal space for the artists, outreach programs for local audiences, and a school that offers music and dance classes to students of all ages.
Sounds of Korea is the New York-based KTPAA consists of a Dance Troupe, an Instrumental Chamber Ensemble and a Percussion Ensemble. Korean performance art spans a wide range of styles and settings, from classical court music and theatrical masked dance, to popular story-telling songs, drama and folk percussion and dance. Under the direction of dancer Sue Yeon Park, the organization has performed nearly all of these forms at major concert venues, and has introduced Korean music and dance to a wide array of audiences. Its members consist of professionals and individuals from the Korean community who are dedicated to promoting intercultural understanding and appreciation of Korea’s artistic heritage and history.
Korean Performing Arts Center receives support from New York State Council of the Arts, Korean Cultural Service New York, the Korean Channel, Center for Traditional Music and Dance, Rutgers Korean Cultural Group Alumni Association, and Camp Friendship Korea.
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The Korean Performing Arts Center is dedicated to traditional and contemporary Korean music and dance as a home for teaching, performance and outreach. The center promotes global understanding and appreciation of Korea’s artistic heritage to contemporary American society.