[05/13-05/22]Uijeongbu Music Theatre Festival(UMTF)
*Uijeongbu Music Theatre Festival 2016
"Art & Humanity"
Uijeongbu Music Theatre Festival held every May in Uijeongbu, the city of culture and art, will be opened again this year of 2016 with the theme "Art & Humanity".
By going further than introducing and discovering various domestic and foreign music theatres with 'Humanity', we are going to make Uijeonbu city into a boisterous festival sight with various types of experiences, exhibitions and outdoor performances that everyone can enjoy.
13th of May, 2016 ~ 22th of May, 2016 / for 10 days
Uijeongbu Arts Center and Uijeongbu downtown area
(around Uijeongbu station and Hangbokro)
Uijeongbu Arts Center
Uijeongbu Music Theatre Festival Commission
1. THE WAR: Opening program
Commemorative work of World War1
Directed by Vladmir Pankov, the winner of Russia’s 2015 Golden Mask Prize
Director Vladmir Pankov produced which is based on Homeros’ , the oldest war record in human history, and a war novel by British and Russian authors. The play progresses with music, poems, and figurative objets. Harmony is made through not only the musical instruments and people’s voices, but also through actors’ cries and screams, and the audience can experience ‘War’ more vividly. The play also expresses the universality of war through familiar repertories like ‘Amazing Grace’ and ‘Scotland The Brave’.
Shocking wound of war reproduced through ‘sound’ and strong performance that stimulates the audience’s senses!
The most remarkable and rare thing in this production is the process of instant creation of music. -Sound Designer Anton Feshin
In this performance, not only melody or music but any sound can be music. Noise in our daily lives can also be the theme of musical structure. –Music director Artyom Kim
2. CAROUSEL OF SHEEPS
A performance where imagination becomes the reality
A music theater filled with humorous circus stunts
Everything starts with the magical object, the piano.
is a performance where dream becomes reality. It is a mime. People of all ages and both genders can enjoy it. The three points, actors’ circus movements, beautiful music made for the play, and graceful play by a pianist, lead the play.
Pianist Pien’s perfect play and the visual and creative stage charms all of the audience. –Le Journal
is a piece like a familiar sonata between families of little prince. –Telerama
3. MEN WITH SOLES OF WIND
Munich of Germany, São Paulo of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro festival performance and 38 city tours in Brazil
A story of two men locked in an airport
These days, millions of people go around the world through immigration, exile, trips, and etc. The borders are becoming more reinforced through new regulation methods and many kinds of problems have happened, but these are all being covered in exotic mood decorated with the lie called globalization. is a piece that sheds light on the relationship of two foreigners who were locked in the airport and got to live together with unique choreography techniques.
4. MUSICAL LAUNDRY
It is the hope of Korea’s original musicals.
A healing musical … the most warm comfort for you right now
Musical has a well-knitted story, beautiful music, and a realistic and charming stage. It has been recognized not only in terms of popularity but also in terms of quality. The musical had received prizes in lyric and script and is also included in textbooks of middle schools and high schools. It is now exported to Japan and China and is getting a lot of favorable reviews. Musical with laughs, impression, and people is a piece that is loved by people of all ages and both genders through comforting people who are fed up with their exhausting lives.
A love story of a foreign worker Solonggo and a bookstore employee Nayoung
It is a small village that merge with sky even in Seoul. ‘Seo-Nayoung’, a 27 years old, had just moved in had left Gangneung, Gangwondo which is her hometown and is working at a bookstore in Seoul. Nayoung meets her neighbor ‘Solonggo’ who is a young Mongolian at the rooftop when she was trying to hang her laundry. After having an awkward meeting, they become close with each other.
5. DREAMS OF CHICKENS, FLYING
Winning the best award and music award for Creative Korean Traditional Music Theater Prize
An adventure of chickens that go searching for their dreams
It is a family music theater in that everyone can enjoy and be share their moving hearts together. It has the unique humor and exciting dances of ‘Pansori’ and uses today’s language, so it is very easy and interesting to enjoy the story. The story is about whimsical chickens who escaped out of their chicken farms to find their dreams. It also delivers values such as dream, environment, peace, and bond.
6. ULJEONGBU LOVE SCANDAL
A new and shocking opera piece produced by opera director Sunyoung Jung and the creative opera company ‘Art is Potato’
Donizetti(Italian)’s ‘The Love Potion’ is recreated into a love story with Uljeongbu setting
It is the latest piece of ‘Art is Potato’ which strives to make operas easy to understand and be more accessible for the audience.
Instead of the typical stage background of ‘The Love Potion’ based on the West countryside, it brings the setting to Uljeongbu and gives vivid impression surpassing time and place by portraying our images living at this time and at this place.
7. MISSING: Closing program
Sold-out and getting standing ovations at Royal Opera House and Edinburgh Fringe Performance!
Sold-out at Queen Elizabeth Hall in five hours!
The main character Lily is socially successful but she falls into an unknown sense of loss, and her reminiscence far away from memory revives through various artistic expressions such as actors’ acts, dances, and songs. presents each audience a time travel to look back to one’s life and also engrosses the audience with spectacles.
Gecko Theatre is a physical drama company of England led by Amit Lahav. Members of various nationalities and ages do their diverse working activities and are receiving internationally positive reviews by presenting pieces that are visually exceptional. , a physical comedy that has movie-like images and music with unique melodies combined had received enthusiastic response from Korean audience in 2011 Uljeongbu Music Theater Festival. In 2015, with support from ACE(Arts Council England), , a live performance especially produced for TV broadcast was aired through BBC. The drama company is currently going on a world tour all over England, Russia, China, Georgia, Malta, Mexico and etc.
Does the ticket price seem too expensive for you? Don't worry! UMTF has discount services for groups, students, and those who buy all pass tickets!
Uijeongbu Arts Center
for Group Booking & All Pass : call to +82 31 828 5894
date & time
May. 13. Fri. 8pm
R:70,000 / S:50,000 / A:30,000 / B: 20,000
Carrousel des moutons
May. 14. Sat. 2pm / 6pm
May. 17. Tue. 8pm
Solas de Vento
May. 17. Tue. 2pm / 8pm
May. 16. Sat. 8pm
May. 21. Sat. 7pm
May. 21. Sat. 5pm
R:70,000 / S:50,000 / A:30,000 / B: 20,000
· ㆍGroup 40~50% (minimum 30 people~)
· ㆍStudent (under 19) 30% / except for 'Dreams of Chickens, Flying’
· ㆍAll Pass 50%
- Visit http://2016eng.umtf.or.kr/html/sub01/sub_01_01.php for more information
- A short video of UMTF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzI5GPi7Z8A