Some short clips of Sachoom. My co-worker was pulled up on the stage at the end of the video!
One of the most popular shows currently running in Seoul is Sachoom. The show has been an open run since May of 2008 with shows every day of the week except Monday. All tickets cost 50,000 won. Luckily, I got my ticket for free because one of my coworkers students is a member of the cast! (Another great perk of being a teacher!)
The non verbal dance musical runs for 80 minutes and consists of a many different types of dance including tango, hip hop, tap, and modern dance. There are three main characters, but the musical does not portray the storyline well. The show depicts different scenes from growing up including elementary school, dating, getting pregnant, and break ups. Some of the scenes get pretty sexual and steamy, which was funny because I never thought I'd see a student half naked and dancing so seductively!
Although the storyline is pretty weak, Sachoom makes up for this with great comedy and awesome dance moves and singing. The entire show is very silly and audience members are encouraged to dance throughout the show. Don't expect a Broadway type musical at this show. The atmosphere is low key and the musical solely depicts a great love of dance.
Caution: If you have seizures do not attend this show. The strobe lights are extremely bright and the music is very loud. I personally thought the music was too loud, and had to close my eyes whenever the strobe lights started flashing!
Sachoom Theatre is located right in Insadong on the fourth floor of the Nawkwon building. You can't miss this building, there are cars running underneath the left side, and there are tons of music stores inside. There is an entrance to the building directly horizontal of the Jongno 3-ga Station Exit 5. For more information and map of the location visit Sachoom's English website at http://www.lovedance.co.kr/eng/01_sachoom/sub01.html.
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