Boot is a Korean word referring to a brush for writing or painting, a traditional art implement used throughout Asia. Bootbaram is defined as brush painting performance, this time with a children’s story theme. The actors draw paintings on the stage and the pictures become the stage background. As the story develops, the drawings become three dimensional structures through the actors’ folding, cutting and pasting the artwork. This changes the background in a dynamic fashion. The Bootbaram will also be accompanied by xylophone, accordion and drumming. Children as well as adults will enjoy this unique performance which mixes painting, music and acting.
Since it was created by a Korean theater company Haddangse in 2008, it has been performed in Seoul to good reviews. Also, it was the opening play at the Gimcheon National Family Theatre Festival in 2010 and performed in Japan in 2011.
Date/time: April 27. 3 p.m., 6 p.m.
Location: Jeju National Museum. 17 Iljudong-ro, Jeju City.
Inquiries: 064-720-8000, 064-720-8027
Reservations (280 seats only): Tickets are available from the Web site www.yes24.com from April 23, 10 a.m. (Hurry as the tickets are expected to sell out early.) Number of tickets is limited to four per person. Reservation fee per ticket is 1,000 won.
Ticket price: free
-There will be around 100 standing room only tickets available from the venue at around one hour prior to the performance.
– Children under the age of 36 months will not be admitted.