Traditional performances every Saturday continue
Traditional fan dances are often performed at BNGC. (Source: Busan National Gugak Center)
The Busan National Gugak Center (BNGC) hosts "Saturday Performance of Korean Traditional Music & Dance," its weekly concert featuring aspects of gugak (Korean traditional music, dance and songs), Saturdays at 3 p.m. Almost every Saturday since May 2009, the program has been performed by BNGC's professional artists to engage people in traditional culture during their leisure time.
This year, the performances will deliver the elegance of traditional Korean art to audiences by introducing specialized repertoires of orchestral music, pansori (epic chant), buchaechum (traditional fan dance) and more. The cyclical performances are divided into five themes with 36 pieces. They also highlight various regions, such as Dongnae Hakchum (crane dance) and the Jinju Geommu (sword dance). The series will be suspended during regular BNGC performances and the Yeongnam Dance Festival period during the summer. Tickets are available online and on-site up to one hour before the show begins.