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2012-12-13 Nanta!

Yesterday, my friend surprised me with a ticket to go see Nanta. I had been wanting to go all year but never had the opportunity.  So it was quite a surprise when we didn’t go to a cafe but the theater instead.

For those of you who don’t know. Nanta is one of the top ten tourist attractions in Seoul, Korea. It is famous because of their musical performance using kitchen utensils. So like STOMP music where they use trash cans and empty bottles. Nanta does the same thing with kitchen supplies. They mostly use knives, but they also use pots, pans, brooms, etc.

Since this is supposed to resemble a cooking show, they use real vegetables to “cook” the food they are preparing on the show. So when the make music chopping vegetables, it is usually flying assortments of onions, carrots, cucumbers, and cabbages.

This is also a very interactive show, so they love having audience participation. Not too give to much of a spoiler, but the theme is preparations for a wedding. They invite audience members to be the couple getting married, as well as various other parts of the show.

It is definitely a show worth watching. They don’t allow pictures or video inside the theater, so we weren’t able to get any pictures, but you can get an idea through many of the pictures you can find on google. But the best way to go is to just come and visit and watch the show! You won’t regret it!

Dana Hellie

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