Korea's greatest street performances will be come together, from Gangneung Nongak to Bukcheong Sajanoreum.

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Korea's greatest street performances will be come together, 

from Gangneung Nongak to Bukcheong Sajanoreum.



20 days of festival of street performances in the heart of Gangneung

for the 2018 Gangneung Cultural Olympiad.



< Gangneung Nongak >  


⊙Gangneung Danoje's Gwanno Mask Drama and Dano gut, UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage and Korea's Intangible Cultural Asset #13.

Korea's Intangible Cultural Asset #3 Namsadang Nori, #7 Goseong Ogwangdae, #11-4 Gangneung Nongak,

#11-5 Imsil Pilbong Nongak, #15 Bukcheong Sajanoreum, #43 Suyeongyaru, and many more.

Everything about the traditional and modern street arts, including music, dance, folk games, and cheerleading.



< Bongsan Mask Dance >  


Gangneung, the host city of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Ice Sports, will present various traditional and modern street arts, 

including national intangible cultural assets such as Bukcheong Sajanoreum and Gangneung Nongak.


Gangneung City presents street performances, traditional banquet shows, and music and dance Busking at the 'Wolhwa Street,

' which used to be a railroad track abandoned after KTX Gyeongsang Line opened, from three days in prior to the opening of the Olympics.


This event also includes Gwanno Mask Drama and Danogut of Gangneung Danoje, which is UNESCO & national intangible cultural heritage, 

along with other intangible cultural assets of Korea like Namsadang Nori, Goseong Ogwangdae, Gangneung Nongak, 

and  Bukcheong Sajanoreum.


Also, there will be Ganggangsullae (a 5,000-year-old Korean dance that was first used to bring about a bountiful harvest and has developed into a cultural symbol for Korea), traditional percussion, pops orchestra, and fusion opera performances, along with youth dance & music performances and cheerleading shows with eight countries such as Canada, Norway, etc. for an excitement on the streets beyond generations, national borders, and genres.


The Wolhwa Street is the background of the local love story between Muwollang and Yeonhwa, and leads from Gangneung Station to Wolhwa Pavilion by Namdaecheon River. During the event, 'The Tale of Wolhwa' will be dramatized and performed at the urban live site on Wolhwa Street.



Major Programs  Feb 6 (Tue) ~ 25 (Sun) _ Wolhwa Street Imdang Square, Urban Live Site

1. Performance


14:00 ~ 15:30

The welcoming performance led by the villagers of 21 towns of Gangneung.* Residents of three more townships will join on 6 (Tue), 14 (Wed), and 24 (Sat).

Feb 15 (Thurs), 16 (Fri), 22 (Thurs), Mar 10 (Sat), 11 (Sun) 14:00 ~ 15:30 

The parade to Gangneung Daedohobu, the highest local office of Gangneung. 

About 80 local military officers will participate in the event  along with the artists for a truly magnificent event.


6 (Tue) 16:00, 14 (Wed) 13:00, 18 (Sun) 13:00

The mask dance which was performed during Gangneung Danoje, UNESCO Memory of Mankind and National Intangible Cultural Asset #13.

It is Korea's one and only silent mask play of only dances and mimes and tells about the love, misunderstanding, and reunification of a nobleman and Lady Somae.


6 (Tue), 23 (Fri), 25 (Sun) 15:30

Danogut during Gangneung Danoje, UNESCO Memory of Mankind and National Intangible Cultural Asset #13, 

will be an event of folk religion. The percussions, songs and dances of shamanist performer, and the music of musicians create an original harmony of art.


Feb 11 (Sun) 16:00 

National Intangible Cultural Asset #7. A traditional performance transmitted in Goseong-eup Goseong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do.

Five parts make one plot to tell the story of commoners.


Feb 17 (Sat) 16:00 

The Sajanori and Talnoreum performed for the New Year in Bukcheong, Hamgyeongnam-do registered as National Intangible Cultural Asset #15. 

In Bukcheong, each town created a lion and completed with the lions. Lion is thought to drive away the bad spirits and wish for the peace of village.


Feb 23 (Fri) 13:00 

The mask play transmitted in Suyeong-dong Nam-gu, Busan with 200 years of history as National Intangible Cultural Asset #43.

It consists of a glamorous street play and four parts of mask play and reflects a protest against the nobility, 

the domestic issues triggered by polygamy, and the wish for good fortune.


Feb 14 (Wed) 15:30 

An orchestra of elderly whose average age is 70 or older. 

The orchestra has rearranged everyone's favorite pop music to bring excitement to the  Wolhwa Street.


Feb 11 (Sun) 15:30  

Jeju's music spreads throughout the Wolhwa Street. 

The orchestra is getting ready for an original/fresh and exciting performance from the Baroque Classical Music to modern pop music.


Feb 19 (Mon) 13:00 

Gangneung Children's Nongak of local elementary school students will reenact Gangneung Nongak,

National Intangible Cultural Asset #11-4.


Feb 19 (Mon) ~ 22 (Thurs), 24(Sat) 15:30 

The best global cheerleading supporters from eight countries (Korea, USA, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, 

Russia, and the Netherlands) will present a magnificent stage at Wolhwa Street Live Site for the success of Pyeongchang Winter Olympics with the people. 

They will boost the heat of the Olympics with their cheerleading with the spectators.



2. Exhibitions · Experiences


Gangneung Danoje Photography Exhibition, 13:00 ~ 18:00

Gangneung Danoje, the local ritual ceremony held for four weeks before and after the Dano Day,

is registered as UNESCO Memory of Mankind and National Intangible Cultural Asset #13 to be transmitted as a major local festival. 

The Wolhwa Street will present the photography exhibition about the yesterday and today of Gangneung Danoje throughout the Olympics.