A Non-verbal performance integrates Korea’s
traditional rhythm, Samulnori, with comedy
And drama in the kitchen! Audiences of all
ages and nationalities can enjoy! Everyone is welcome!
Since our first performance in 19979 at the
Edinburg Fringe Festival NANTA received its first award for best performance.
This is now world famous nonverbal performance, 8,100,000 people the largest
audiences in Korean history. Since its first debut NANTA performance has been
on the road of success around the world. In 2004 NANTA finally made an
appearance on New York’s Broadway. This opportunity opened up new doors for
Korean culture and performances.
about 7,000,000 people around the world are enjoying NANTA’s spectacular
performances. NANTA performances can also be seen at three different theater
locations within Korea. NANTA also received an award for Best Urban program in
2009 and is also being highly recommended by tourist and locals alike.
is a must see performance” as 750,000 foreign
visitors per year come to Korea to enjoy NANTA and Korean culture.
NANTA is a completely nonverbal and
universal performance. Since it is purely presented through music and motions,
there is no language barrier. Therefore, NANTA can be enjoyed by people from
all around the world!
NANTA combines rhythms from Korean folk
music with modern music to create an experience very unique but also familiar to
the international audience. As an ameliorated mixture between Korean
traditional rhythm and modern audio system, NANTA became a super-rookie in the
world culture market.
Many nonverbal performances are dull due to
the repeat of only rhythms and beats and lack of excitement in suspension. NANTA
overcomes this drawback by combining a storyline with various comic scenes set
in a kitchen. By adhering to its storyline, NANTA manages to be well organized
without using any verbal scripts.
To double the fun, all of the audience can
participate in the show. Spectators can be the bride and groom in a traditional
Korean wedding ceremony, compete in piling up dumplings, and interact with the
performers. You can play the rhythm on the stage and make the other audience
more excited. You become a part of the show! This is a unique but charming
point, which only belongs to NANTA.
cooks start their day.
While they are busy preparing the
vegetables and organizing the kitchen, a bad tempered manager appears. He
orders them to prepare food for a wedding by 6 o’clock in the afternoon. The
cooks, who had not been told about this event, are caught completely off-guard.
Not only that, the managers also brings his young nephew with him and demands
that the cooks teach him how to cook and prepare food. The manager exits after
barking out these impossible orders.
due is 6 o’clock
Although the cooks don’t like this clueless
boy, they begin their works. Peeling this here, chopping that there, and frying
it over there, the whole kitchen rocks and rushes. While preparing for the
reception, the boy and the cooks get closer, and the audience joins the show.
last, it’s 6 o’clock!
With their excellent cooperation, brilliant
ideas and full performance, they finally have all the jobs done! The wedding
banquet draws to a successful conclusion.
rock the party!
A splendid party with ‘now four’ cooks and
the manager! Their vigorous energy, overwhelming power and thrilling sound are
all exploded at the finale. You can hardly resist rocking your body, and the
finale will long remain in your memory.
-Myeong Dong NANTA Theater-
Open Oct, 10, 2009
Building 3F, 50-14, Myeong Dong 2 Ga, Jung Gu, Seoul
386 seats total (Premium : 34 seats/ VIP : 85
seats/ S : 156 seats, A : 111 seats)
Time Mon~Fri, Sun&Holiday 17:00, 20:00 / Sat 14:00, 17:00, 20:00
Opening Hours 1 hour
before each show
Please note that there might be possibilities of ticket cancellation under certain circumstances. In case of tickets being all sold out, you may have to change your time, date or seats. As tickets are often sold out, it is a good idea to reserve well ahead.
Also we can only offer refunds for the cancellation made at least one day before the show. (Before 5pm Korean time) Total amount of the ticket price will be charged as cancellation fee if the request made after the time noticed.