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 (Stepping on the Spirits of the Earth) which will be performed as part of a special event in Times Square. In particular, 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.
*Beverages will be available to purchase at the theater. Food will not be available.
· Tickets - General Admission: $10 / Seniors & Students: $5
To purchase tickets, please visit: http://kpacfestival.eventbrite.com
Korean Performing Arts Center (12 East 33rd St. 5th Fl. New York, NY 10016)
· Tel: 212.921.9344 / E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please visit our Web site: http://ktpaa.org/us/705/
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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Korean Performing Arts Center
Korean Traditional Performing Arts Association (KTPAA) is an artists’ group that endeavors to preserve, cultivate, and disseminate Korean cultural arts in the United States. Its members consist of individuals, and professionals of the Korean traditional music and dance from Korean-American community in New York area who are dedicate to promoting intercultural understanding and appreciation of Korea’s artistic heritage and history.
The association founded in 1986 as the “Korean Traditional Arts Community.” Along with growing community support, the association later adopted its official name, Korean Traditional Performing Arts Association in 1990. In 1993, they were formally recognized by the State of New York as a non-profit organization, and since 1998, it has been receiving 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).