Thursday, September 28, 2017

Traditional Art Performance - HAEHOO

In March 1776, King Yeongjo died after reigning 52 years, prince's first son Yi San who was a regent at that time, became the 22nd King of Joseon, and he soon became King Jeongjo. At the same time as King Jeongjo, the king announces that he is the son of the Prince Sado. This stimulates the forces of the Noron(old doctrine), and Crown Princess Hong, the mother of King Jeongjo, is worried about the runaway King Jeongjo. He became a king and he was threatened by life. Because Crown Princess Hong`s family was involved in the assassination attempt of King Jeongjo, it was bloodshed once. Crown Princess Hong intercede for the life of her last brother to King Jeongjo, however, King Jeongjo rejected the request of Crown Princess Hong who had been ignorant of the life of his father, Prince Sado, in 1762(year of Im-oh). As a result, the conflict between Crown Princess Hong and King Jeongjo Great King is deepened. As opposed to the assassination attempt, he relocates the tomb of the Prince Sado to a Hwasan and dreams of a second leap by constructing a Hwaseong in Suwon. On the other hand, Crown Princess Hong constantly avoid the demand of the King Jeongjo, that opening his 60th birthday festival(JinChanYeon) at the BongSuDang, for the reason of the lying in a sickbed and the saving of the royal family. She is tempted to go to Hyun Rung Won with the tomb of the Prince Sado. After entering the 10th-year-old palace and marrying, according to the wishes of the family, Crown Princess Hong, who was walking a different path from Prince Sado, but in her heart, compassion and love for Prince Sado remained. In front of such a Crown Princess Hong, Prince Sado appears and handles the reconciliation. Like a blossom red apricots in a frozen heart, Crown Princess Hong announces presence 60th birthday festival(JinChanYeon) to the King Jeongjo and goes on to EulMyoWon with him. As a result, the relationship between King Jeongjo and Crown Princess Hong who had been frozen due to misunderstanding and conflict in each other's mind is restored, then, they start a festival(JinChanYeon) to pray for long life of Crown Princess Hong.

2017 Arts Council Korea Committee for Local Brand of
Traditional Arts Regular performance Contest Selection

Traditional art fusion and composite poles of
Memory of the World Wonhaeng eulmyojeongri eugye

Suwon Folk Arts Center BongSuDang attached to
Suwon Cultural Center 《Enjoy of Long Life》 expansion story

Suwon Hwaseong Hanggung night performance for
regional performance brand activation

The story of forgiveness and reconciliation through unexpected
encounters with roots, family, and father


  • Date: October 7(Sat) to October 14(Sat), 2017
  • Time: 7:30 pm on weekdays / 4:00 pm on weekends and holidays
  • Place: BongSuDang in Suwon Hwaseong Hanggung
  • Host: Suwon Cultural Center
  • Superviser: Suwon Fork Arts attached to Suwon Cultural Center
  • Sponsorship: Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Korea Arts Council, Suwon, Suwon Cultural Foundation Cooperation: Art Company Ye-gi, Kwon Won-tae tightrope Preservation Society, Bongsan Mask Dance Preservation Society, Suwon City Taekwondo Demonstration Team
  • Price: 20,000 won
  • Age: 7 years and over
  • Concert Tickets: Interpark (1544-1555) ticket / on-site purchase
  • Contact: Suwon Cultural Center 031-244-2161~3

Sunday, September 10, 2017

2017 King Jeongjo Tomb Parade Reenactment

In September 2017, the three cities of Suwon, Seoul, and Hwaseong will come together for the ‘King Jeongjo Tomb Parade Reenactment.’ In past years, Suwon City had organized the King Jeongjo Tomb Parade on its own. The Parade traditionally reenacted the King’s royal procession in the year of Eulmyo (1789) as he paid his respects to his father, Crown Prince Sado. This year, however, is the first time for the Parade to reenact the entire route of King Jeongjo’s royal procession which begins in Changdeokgung Palace in Seoul, passes Suwon Hwaseong Haenggung Temporary Palace, and ends at the Yungneung in Hwaseong. With this complete route, the entire Parade will incorporate Changdeokgung Palace, Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, and Yungneung which bears witness to King Jeongjo’s filial piety. Also, the size of this year’s reenactment will be the largest-ever with a total length of 59.2km, total participating personnel of 4,210 persons, and 720 horses.

  • Event Duration: September 23 (Sat) ~ September 24 (Sun), 2017 
  • Procession Location: Changdeokgung Palace (Seoul) - Siheung Haenggung Temporary Palace - Changanmun Gate - Yeonmudae - Yungneung
  • Admission: Free
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The 54th Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival

Built by King Jeongjo for his father, Crown Prince Sado, Suwon Hwaseong Fortress was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage. Each fall, the “Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival” reflects upon the filial piety of King Jeongjo and also, his thoughts on reforms for his subjects which shines through in Hwaseong Fortress. A variety of performances and activities will be available at this year’s Festival led by the ‘King Jeongjo Tomb Parade Reenactment,’ the highlight of the “Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival,” as well as a reenactment of the ‘Jinchanyeon (60th birthday) Banquet for Crown Princess Hong’, and the ‘Suwon Lantern of Love Festival’ which will take place along the beautiful Suwoncheon. For three days between September 22 (Fri) and 24 (Sun) in 2017, visitors can come and enjoy various events in “culture city” Suwon and experience life as it was during the Joseon Dynasty.

  • Festival Duration: September 22 (Fri) ~ September 24 (Sun), 2017 
  • Festival Venue: Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and surrounding areas 
  • Key Programs: Jinchanyeon (60th birthday) Banquet for Crown Princess Hong, evening martial arts program, King Jeongjo Tomb Parade Reenactment, etc.
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