Masks & the Mask Dance

  Masks & the Mask Dance   *This is the third part in our series, “Masks & the Mask Dance” published in partnership with the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage 1. What is the mask dance? The traditional Korean mask dance, or talchum, is a form of drama featuring the wearing of masks, singing…

Cultural events plentiful for Chuseok holiday

  Cultural events plentiful for Chuseok holiday   A variety of cultural events across the country await sightseers during the upcoming Chuseok holiday. Throughout the extra-long weekend stretching from Saturday, September 6 until Wednesday, September 10, national museums and galleries, ancient royal palaces and tombs and the Joseon Dynasty’s (1392-1910) Jongmyo Shrine will all be open…