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Prince Hodong 

Date
2010 10.29~ 10.30
Location
Main hall Hae, The National Theater of Korea
Rating
Running time
2 hours
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Prince Hodong

 

introduces Korean tradition to the worldwide stage

The ballet , sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism as a part of the Nation Branding project, is an original work based on a traditional tale, 'The Princess Nakrang and The Prince Hodong’.  Sung-nam Lim, the 1st Artistic Director of the Korea National Ballet, choreographed in 1988 and Byung-nam Moon, the Deputy Artistic Director, newly interpreted it as a 21st century ballet. Although there have been many  dances created based on Korean literature over the last 50 years of the Korea National Ballet, the ballet is itself a great piece of art because the tale consists of a dramatic plot. is based on our cultural text and with the themes - the nations, war, love, betrayal, and death - this magnificent and splendid work is composed of 2 acts and 12 scenes which represents a combination of delicate modern techniques and classical sentiment. is a ballet which presents a good example of the globalization of Korean culture in the 21st century by combining western artistic culture with Korean traditional culture.

 

 

Synopsis

 

The legend of Prince Hodong and Princess Nakrang is told in Goguryu texts that are over a thousand years

 old from the Three Kingdoms era. By the time of Goguryu’s third ruler, King Daemunshin, Goguryu peaked as a powerful nation. Nakrang, on the other hand, allied with China’s Han dynasty and possessed Jammyungo which played itself whenever danger approached the nation. Because of Jammungo, Goguryu was unsuccessful in its attempts to conquer Nakrang.

 

First Act

Goguryu attacks Nakrang with a huge army, but the legendary drum Jammyungo alerts Nakrang’s army and they successfully defend their country. After losing in the battle, Goguryu’s King Daemushin prays to his gods and orders his son, Prince Hodong, to attack Nakrang once again.

Queen Wonbi tries to get intimate with her stepson, Prince Hodong. But Prince Hodong ignores her attention and leaves with his soldiers to explore the eastern part of his country. While exploring the countryside, Prince Hodong enters a hunting contest and catches a white deer, which is considered as a godly creature. This leads to an invitation by Nakrang’s King Choiree to visit his country, where Prince Hodong meets Princess Nakrang for the first time.

 

Second Act

Hodong and Nakrang get married in an extravagant wedding ceremony and swear to love each other till death. But Hodong leaves for Goguryu and Nakrang awaits his return with tea

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Choreographer Byung-nam Moon
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artistic director Soo-ho Kook
choreography Byung-nam Moon
music Seok-yeon Cho
Stage Sun-hee Shin
dress Jé;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;rô;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;me Kaplan
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