Title : THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF KOREAN TRADITIONAL PERFORMING ART CENTRE
Stamp Serial#
1641 
KPC#
C-1244 
MICHEL#
1665 
StanGib#
1947 
Scott#
1635 
Date of Issue
04/10/1991 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
100 won 
Design
A Bamboo Flutist and Korean Traditonal performaing Art Centure. 
Designer
Kim, Hyu 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20(4*5) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Gov Print & Mint 
Description
Korea's first national performing art centre was founded approximately 1600 years ago during the Koguryo dynasty. The centre was in full bloom during the reign of King Sejong of the Chosun dynasty when it was in charge of five art instituitions with some 1700 performing artists. The Korean Traditional Performing Art Centre (KTPAC), a modern version of the national performing art centre, was opened on April 10, 1951 in Pusan, which was the provisional capital of Korea during the Korean War.

Since 1973 when the National Theater was built in Jsngchoong-dong Seoul, KTPAC had leased the building for its performances. However now with its own theater, which was built in Seocho-dong, Seoul, in 1987, KTPAC attempts to restore its heyday through the promotion of traditional performing art. KTPAC's performance, education, and research in traditional performing art, are parts of such an endeavor. Currently KTPAC runs a rather small-sized theater for its performance, however a large auditorium, designed to hold 1000 seats is under construction.

For the 40th anniversary, KTPAC is hosting a pan-korean traditinal performing art festival with casts from its own troupe of musicians and dancers as well as non-member artists in the traditional performing art field.

The Ministry of Communications issues this postage stamp to raise the people's awareness of KTPAC's role as a place where people can enjoy traditional performing art; where excellence of our traditions will be widely spread through international exchanges; where the citizens can relax while enjoying its cultural activities.