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Storytelling Performance at Cheonggyecheon Stream : Fly, Ishimi

04521  40 Cheonggyecheon-ro (near Gwangtonggyo Bridge), Jung-gu, Seoul  

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See a Traditional Story Performed at Cheonggyecheon Stream!

A traditional fusion performance will take place at Cheonggyecheon Stream every Saturday and Sunday from June 3rd through July 23rd, 2017. See performance artists tell the story of "Fly, Ishimi" at Gwangtonggyo Bridge. 

Traditional Korean puppetry plays, known as "kkokdugaksi noreum" are intangible cultural asset no. 3 and "Fly, Ishimi" is best known as a traditional Korean puppet play. The performance at Cheonggyecheon Stream is a reimagination of that play. It turns a puppet play into a dance-focused street performance. The charms and merits of puppetry can be seen on a larger scale at the Cheonggyecheon performances. There will be a giant Ishimi figure that will dance among the crowd as part of the performance. "Fly, Ishimi" is a fun, interactive performance that suitable for all ages. 

July 23rd is the closing day for "Fly, Ishimi" and there will be special events to mark the occasion. Performance-goers who bring along a paper cup will receive a free seedling as a gift. Foreign visitors can also write out a postcard and have the postcard mailed to any location of their choice. 

※ Isimi : Also sometimes called imugi, is a mythical creature from Korean folklore. Before a dragon becomes a dragon, it was sometimes said to have taken the form of a giant serpent, which was also called ishimi.


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04521  40 Cheonggyecheon-ro (near Gwangtonggyo Bridge), Jung-gu, Seoul  
- Jonggak Station (subway line 1) exit 5
- Gwanghwamun Station (subway line 5) exit 5