Gochang Nongak Preservation Association (Corporation)(Jeollabuk-do Intangible Asset No.7-6)

Gochang Nongak Preservation Association (Corporation)(Jeollabuk-do Intangible Asset No.7-6)

Oct.03(Wed) 21:20 / ノリマダン・ダブルステージ


Performance presentation

Gochang Nongak Preservation Association (Corporation) was launched in succession to Gochang Nongak Band established in 1985. And it was formally registered as an association owning Gochang Nongak, the intangible cultural asset No. 7-1 of North Jeolla Province. The association opened Gochang Nongak Training Center, so that approximately 3,000 students have been learning Gochang Nongak every year. Today, about 80 people take parts as members of the association. They are working actively for passing down Gochang Nongak properly to the upcoming generation with the annual recital, Gochang Nongak Festival, Gochang Nongak Contest Conference, invitation performances, regular performances, Archive projects, etc.

Gochang Nongak is one of Honam-woodo Nongak that is performed at the Western part of Jeolla Province. It was developed with Nongak of Yeonggwang, Gochang (Moojang), Jangseong and Hampyeong together, and it’s still carrying on those inheritance spirits from the ancestors who lived here and nearby.

Pangut is a performance that is played at a large place after other kinds of Gut such as Dangsangut, Saemgut, Maegut, Pungjanggut, Moongut, etc. It consists of the first Act (Ochaejilgut Madang), the second Act (Obangjin Madang) and the third or last Act (Hoheogut Madang). You can see the performers’ flair through the beatings, dances and ranks that they make.

Pangut, attracting all the audience with its characteristic composition, is not only a staged performance where every performer shows their great skills but also a sense of community that is permeated with people’s spirits in which they pray for the good fortune. It’s not that Pangut is played at a particular place and time, but it is finale play performed after all the other kinds of Gut.