Jaha Koo Seoul / Ghent

The Hamartia Trilogy: Lolling and Rolling, Cuckoo, The History of Korean Western Theatre

theatre — premiere

Théâtre Les Tanneurs

| Korean → FR, NL, EN | €16 / €13 - Trilogy (3 performances) + food : €30 / €18

Since 2014, Korean artist Jaha Koo has been working on the Hamartia Trilogy, in which he focuses on how our irrevocable past leaves its mark on the future. In Cuckoo, his successful second performance, the artist engages in a dialogue with his rice cookers: in bittersweet and humorous dialogues, they go on a journey through the last two decades of Korean history. After touring the world with Cuckoo, Jaha Koo’s complete trilogy will premiere at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts. In the first part, Lolling and Rolling, he examines why many parents in Korea obsessively impose the English language on their children, to the point of having some undergo major tongue surgery to improve their pronunciation. In The History of Korean Western Theatre, the third part of the trilogy, he marvels at how Western theatre was imported into his country and was able to replace traditional theatre forms. The three performances combine to form a soothing ritual against forgetting, as Jaha Koo deciphers Korea’s lost cultural identity through personal storytelling. At this occasion he reworks this identity into a powerful total experience, between three performances and two breaks where to taste the rich culinary culture of Korea.

Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts-Théâtre Les Tanneurs

Concept, text, direction, music, video, performance: Jaha Koo | Production: CAMPO | Coproduction: Kunstenfestivaldesarts | Many thanks to everyone involved in the creation process of the trilogy

Lolling and Rolling
Concept, text, direction, music, video, performance: Jaha Koo | Dramaturgy: Dries Douibi | Scenography: Eunkyung Jeong | Artistic advice: Pol Heyvaert | Production: OFFICENEINOFFICE | Executive producer: 2021 CAMPO | Coproduction: Kunstenfestivaldesarts | Original support: DAS Theatre

Cuckoo
Concept, text, direction, music, video: Jaha Koo | Performance: Jaha Koo, Hana, Duri, Seri |  Hacking: Idella Craddock | Scenography, digital support: Eunkyung Jeong | Dramaturgical advice: Dries Douibi | Production: Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek | Executive producer: CAMPO | Coproduction: Bâtard Festival | Support: STUK, BUDA, DAS Theatre, SFAC, Noorderzon/Grand Theatre Groningen | With the financial support of Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie

The History of Korean Western Theatre
Concept, text, direction, music, video: Jaha Koo | Performance: Jaha Koo, Seri, Toad | Dramaturgy: Dries Douibi | Scenography, drawings: Eunkyung Jeong | Artistic advice: Pol Heyvaert | Technical: Korneel Coessens, Koen Goossens, Anne Meeussen, Philippe Digneffe |  Hardware hacking: Idella Craddock | Research: Eunkyung Jeong, Jaha Koo | Research assistance: Sang Ok Kim | Interview: Jooyoung Koh, Kiran Kim, Kyungmi Lee | Production: CAMPO | Coproduction: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Münchner Kammerspiele, Frascati Producties, Veem House for Performance, SPRING performing arts festival, Zürcher Theaterspektakel, Black Box teater, International Summer Festival Kampnagel, Tanzquartier Wien, wpZimmer, Théâtre de la Bastille, Festival d’Automne à Paris | Residencies: Kunstencentrum BUDA, wpZimmer, Decoratelier Jozef Wouters, Doosan Art Center | With the support of: Beursschouwburg, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst | CAMPO is supported by: the city of Ghent, the Flemish Community | Performances in Brussels with the support of the Korean Cultural Center of Brussels

01.07

  • 18:00
  • 3 representations + food
  • 30€ / 18€
  • 18:00 ⧖ 50min
  • Lolling and Rolling
  • 22:00 ⧖ 1h
  • The History of Korean Western Theatre

02.07

  • 22:00 ⧖ 1h
  • The History of Korean Western Theatre

03.07

  • 18:00
  • 3 representations + food
  • 30€ / 18€
  • 22:00 ⧖ 1h
  • The History of Korean Western Theatre

04.07

  • 18:00
  • 3 representations + food
  • 30€ / 18€
  • 18:00 ⧖ 50min
  • Lolling and Rolling
  • 22:00 ⧖ 1h
  • The History of Korean Western Theatre

05.07

  • 18:00
  • 3 representations + food
  • 30€ / 18€
  • 22:00 ⧖ 1h
  • The History of Korean Western Theatre

06.07

  • 22:00 ⧖ 1h
  • The History of Korean Western Theatre
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