“The Annual Irvine Korean Cultural Festival is an event designed to commemorate Korean immigration to the United States, which began in 1903. The festival also represents an opportunity to celebrate and share Korean cultural heritage and artistic traditions with the broader Irvine community and Orange County. The Festival is a culture-filled extravaganza replete with fine Korean cuisine, games, art, music, and entertainment.”
Some highlights of the festival (link to the complete festival schedule here):
Korean Fan Dance
Korean Drum Dances
Tae Kwon Do
Kimchi making demonstration and other Korean cuisine
Korean Brush Painting
Han Bok (Traditional Korean Clothing)
Korean Paper Crafts
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Tagged arts and crafts, culture, korean, korean fan dance, orange county, samulnori
“The JACCC celebrates the Year of the Dragon with Hatsu-Kaze (First Wind), an artistic journey through Western and Eastern performing arts and traditions curated by the creative vision of Hirokazu Kosaka, Artistic Director of the JACCC.
Join the JACCC on this fascinating New Year Celebration featuring performances by the Kim Eung Hwa Korean Dance Academy & Performing Arts School, The Professional Training Program students of The Colburn School’s The Trudl Zipper Dance Institute, and Nagautaby Katada Kikusa, Jyorokusho Kineya and Yasoyo Kineya II.
The ritual shooting of the arrow – a purification ceremony – will be performed by IKKYU of the Los Angeles Kyudo Archery Group.”
- WHERE: JACCC Plaza
244 S. San Pedro Street, Suite 505, Los Angeles, CA 90012
- WHEN: Sunday, 1/8/12, 1pm
- HOW MUCH: FREE!
- MORE INFO: http://jaccc.org/kotohajime.php
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Tagged archery, culture, holidays, japanese, korean, los angeles, new year celebration, year of the dragon
“Join us in Celebrating the Holidays at the Hansik Holiday Festival with a Taste of Korean Food and Wine, Culture and Entertainment!”
Some program highlights: Korean Fan Dance, Culinary Demonstrations, Korean Sword Dance, Korean Drum Dance, and a Fusion ensemble!
- WHERE: The Wilshire Hotel , 3515 Wilshire Blvd, LA, CA, 90010
- WHEN: Friday, December 30 from 5pm – 9pm
- HOW MUCH: $20 per person, $30 at the door (based on availability)
- MORE INFO: http://hansikfestival.eventbrite.com/
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Tagged drum dance, korean, korean fan dance, los angeles, sword dance, wilshire blvd, wilshire hotel
“A Man Who Went to Mars (2003, Kim Jung Kwon)
Romance, 107 min.
Little Seung-jae stays up all night and writes letters to So-hee, pretending to be her father in Mars. Leaving Seung-jae’s innocent heart behind, So-hee leaves for a big city. Both grown up to be adults, Seung-jae is a postman who writes letters to So-hee’s grandma – the letters that never came from So-hee. So-hee’s heart hardens after hardships in life and she comes back to her hometown and Seung-jae’s heart swells up again at seeing her again…”
“Chaw (2009, Shin Jung Won)
Thriller/Comedy, 121 min.
One day in a small and peaceful village Sameri, a terrible accident happens. Some parts of dead body ripped off cruelly are discovered by ecologists who stayed in the mountain for studying wild animals. A policeman KIM Kang-su just transfers to Sameri from Seoul and takes this case. The victim turns out a grand-daughter of CHUN Il-man, who was once a legendary hunter. He is convinced that it happened not by human but man-eating boar, Chaw. The five of people that a greedy hunter BAEK, a former hunter CHUN reloading his hunting gun for grand daughter, a detective SIM in charge of this case, an ecologist Soo-ryun who takes any risks for studying mutant species animals and KIM Kang-soo whose mother has been missing head to the deep dark mountains.”
“Special performance and screening a part from the play “Jesus Christ Super Star” by Yook Wansoon
with the Federation of Korean Artistic and Cultural Organization
– Date: Wednesday, December 7th, 2011, 08:00pm
– Place : Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles 3rd Fl. Ari Hall
– Online Reservation: www.kccla.org/english_/3reservation_list_.asp
Jesus Christ Superstar in Brief
A world first contemporary dance created by Wansoon Yook in 1973 to “Jesus Christ Superstar”, a British rock opera composed by Andrew Weber and written by Tim Rice in 1970.
Dance theatre “Jesus Christ Super Star” marks recording breaking record both in its number of performance(300) staged in and out of the country and audiences (over 750 thousands) since it was staged in 1973.
The story traces what happened in the last one week before and right after Jesus Christ was crucified. The very ancient story, which brings the viewers back to the days of two thousands years ago, is transformed into candid and dynamic movements. Originality of choreography owes in many part, to the music which is strongly contemporary but still maintains and even enhances religious inspiration.
Wansoon Yook (Artistic Director)
2011 Seoul Choreography Festival (SCF) / The Modern Dance Promotion of Korea”
“Korean Performing Arts Showcase Series 11
“Winter Concert: Korean Music & Dance”
With Korean Classical Music and Dance Company
Monthly series of Concert with different Korean Music and Dance”
“The Korea Creative Content Agency (President, Jae-woong Lee) will hold the special exhibition, “Manhwa, Story and Paintings” from November 17 through November 23, 2011 at the Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles. At the Opening Show, the Korea Creative Content Agency plans to introduce an overview of the history of Korean animation with the over 80 original animation paintings.”
“Over the course of three days, November 11 – 13, 2011, Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the premiere film schools in the United States, will showcase Asian contemporary and classic feature films and documentaries. The film festival will showcase Pan-Asian films selected directly from the 2011 Busan International Film Festival, the largest Asian film festival in the world which takes place in Busan, South Korea. The program will feature invited directors representing the films, along with an Opening Night Gala, a Retrospective evening after-party and a Closing Night reception — all designed to showcase Pan-Asian culture through food, music and décor. Q&A sessions led by renowned film scholars will guide the audiences in conversation with directors and actors who join us for Busan West.”
“Baby and I (2008, Kim Jin Young)
Comedy/Family, 98 min.
Jun-su is a popular but rebellious 19-year-old. One day, his parents give him an ultimatum, leaving him alone in the house to rehabilitate his life. He doesn’t mind the independence until a six-month-old baby Wooram is delivered to his doorstep. He has no choice but to care for Wooram and attend to his demand for breast milk. Where can he find a nanny?”