Experience Shamanistic Dance Ritual in the Countryside
After one of the hottest summers on record, the temperatures are finally cooling. ZenKimchi International and Plan EL are organizing a one-day trip for Korean culture, food and dance on Saturday, September 28th.
Leaving from Seoul, guests will venture by bus to Cheongpyeong Lake in Gangwon Province and cross by ferry to Farm Cottage in the Tao Valley. Waiting for them at this idyllic traditional hanok home will be a full Korean lunch followed by a neokjeon shamanistic dance performance by dance master Hye In Sunim.
The neokjeon dance is supposed to comfort spirits, using paper cut-outs to represent people and gods. It is the root of the more conventional salpuri dance. Neokjeon uses subtle religious elements, but it also is appreciated for its drama, entertainment and spontanaeity.
She will teach the guests neokjeon dancing, singing and meditation followed by tea and snacks. The meditation style has been used by monks for centuries. Participation in the dance and meditation is optional.
The cost of the one-day experience is 88,000 won per person. The price includes all transportation to and from Seoul, food and the experience at Farm Cottage. Vegetarian option is available. English interpretation will be provided. The tour can bring a maximum of 46 guests. Sign up at this link or contact us for more information.