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Gugak and dance performances at Changgyeonggung Palace until June 27th Updated: 2021-06-21 06:57:19 KST

You don't have to travel far to find quiet spots that are rich with history.
The royal palaces nestled in the heart of Seoul, offer citizens a comforting place to relax.
To create a unique experience, the Cultural Heritage Administration came up with a daily small performance series taking place in Changgyeonggung Palace.

"For those who feel like escaping the bustle of the city. and enjoying the perfect weather with a soft breeze you can relax and watch shows in the palace grounds while sitting on a comfy bean bag.”

"To let citizens find some comfort and overcome the Corona Blues, we were allowed to use the forest of Changgyeonggung Palace as a stage. We hope traditional and contemporary dance together at one site along with gugak band's songs can help relieve people's stress."

The artist who performs the 'Salpuri' a national intangible cultural heritage, says the backdrop of the centuries-old palaces could let viewers enjoy the ambience of the shows even more.

"'Salpuri' is one of the representative folk dances. As it literally means to wash away evil spirits, the shamanic element was strongly embedded but now it's one of Korea's traditional arts. I believe presenting traditional dance in a major cultural heritage site could offer greater joy."

The audience seem delighted to see the live show.

"I went out to stroll with my friend because the weather is so nice. It has been a long time since I've seen a live show, and it was great to see well-trained performers and traditional dance. I will come again next time. I enjoyed it so much today."

The shows will take place at 3PM and 5 PM everyday, until June 27th.
Each show is limited to 50 audience members due to COVID-19.
For shows until June 18th, those interested can get the tickets at site for free, while for performances from the 19th to the 27th, people need to register in advance through the Naver booking website.
Kim Bo-kyoung, Arirang news.
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