royal banquet at the court of Korea

Korean royal Banquet © NCKTPA

Partnership with the Festival d'Ile de France


SATURDAY 25th SEPTEMBER 2010 8 p.m.

SUNDAY 26th SEPTEMBER 2010 5 p.m.

with performers from the National Traditional Korean Arts Centre

During the Joseon dynasty, which reigned on the “country of the calm morning” for 500 years, rituals and music held a very special place. Banquets are precious moments when beauty and majesty of movements, songs and dances bring harmony and serenity.

Royal archives have preserved traces of the most sumptuous ceremonies. The prestigious company of the National Traditional Korean Arts Centre in Seoul invites you to attend the 1795 ceremony given by king Jeaong-Jo to celebrate the queen mother’s birthday. In a codified ritual highly influenced by Confucianism, the banquet celebrates the harmony between subjects and allegiance to the king. Dressed in ceremonial hangbok a wide bright coloured silk garment, the orchestra plays for dances, offerings, and the serving of dishes and wine, the high point of the ceremony.

Musical introduction and Korean meal tasting 1h before the performance on Saturday and Sunday

See « Escape to Korea » 23rd to 26th September and 1st and 2nd October 2010

information and reservation

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