A Non-verbal performance integrating Korean traditional Samulnori rhythm
with comic and drama in the kitchen! Audiences of all ages and nationalities can enjoy! Everyone is welcome!
NON VERBAL PERFORMANCE
Since our first performance in 1997 at the Edinburg Fringe Festival NANTA received it’s first award for best performance. This 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. Now 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. “This is a must see performance” As 750,000 foreign visitors per year come to Korea to enjoy NANTA and Korean culture.
NANTA is a totally universal nonverbal performance. Since it's presented through music and motions, there is no language barrier. Therefore, NANTA can be enjoyed by people from all around the world! This is a strong point which belongs to NANTA to reach out internationally.
Traditional Korean Beat
NANTA combines rhythms from Korean folk music with modern musical forms to create an experience very unique but 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 seem to be dull due to the repeat of only rhythms and beats and lack excitement in suspension. NANTA overcomes this drawback by combining a storyline with various comic scenes set in a kitchen as its background. Without any verbal scripts, NANTA follows the plots, and it made NANTA well organized.
To double the fun, all audience can participate in the show and 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.