Monday, August 25, 2008

Bon Odori Return

Ann-yong-hase-yo. Soon you will see Penang-ite wearing jeogori during December in order to celebrate KOREAN version of Bon Odori.

THE Penang Government is planning to hold a South Korea-version Bon Odori in Decem-ber.

Penang Tourism Development, Culture, Arts and Heritage Committee chairman Danny Law Heng Kiang said they were working with Korea Tourism Centre performers to hold a festival similar to the Japanese Bon Odori.

He said their aim to host the event in the state was to foster a good relationship with the South Koreans.

Law, who said this during the South Korean cultural performances at Queenbay Mall on Thursday said they anticipated the festival to attract some 50,000 people, an estimation of the crowd which attended the Bon Odori festival recently.

Some 50 South Korean performers, comprising professionals in leading firms, professional singers and dancers, held the shoppers spellbound with their talent in singing, dancing and playing musical instruments.

The performers, known as 21C Greentree were enchanting during the one-and-a-half hour showcase of traditional and modern South Korean culture.

The show kicked off with songs from the house band, followed by a modern dance from the Yekki group.

The highlight of the event was a traditional Korean fan dance and drum performance by performers in their traditional costumes.

The group’s organising chairman Joseph K. Kim said all of them were volunteers and would get together every year for a cultural exchange with other countries.

“Our aim is to share South Korean culture with the rest of the world.” he said.

Got KOREAN version some more.. wanna go? or not? hahaha.. Japanese Bon Odori got cosplayer, got young footballer.. how about this? ; )

source from here


迷迭香 said...

too far for me...
u take more pic to share with all of us ya ^_^

Jia Hua said...

Me too!! Let me know when it's here

- i.r.v.i.n.e - said...

wow that's nice. do attend and post up some pics ;)

wenzi said...

香, jiihua, irvine: hahaha if the event is confirmed