28 Oct - 15 Nov UTRECHT

The History of Korean Western Theatre

Jaha Koo
South Korea

During the celebrations for 100 years of Korean theatre, the South Korean theatre maker Jaha Koo realised there is no real Korean stage tradition. What is considered theatre in Korea, is largely drawn from the Western theatre canons. Why is this? What makes South Koreans so proud of the Westernised interpretation of their theatre? The History of Korean Western Theatre is an intelligent piece of documentary theatre, a tapestry of interwoven historical, political, sociological and personal stories. With a unique starring role for the electronic soundtrack that Koo composed himself.

concept, text, direction, music & video Jaha Koo 
performance Jaha Koo, Seri & Toad 
dramaturgy Dries Douibi 
scenography & drawing Eunkyung Jeong 
artistic advisor 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 co-produced by Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Münchner Kammerspiele, Frascati Producties (Amsterdam), Veem House for Performance (Amsterdam), SPRING performing arts festival (Utrecht), Zürcher Theaterspektakel, Black Box teater (Oslo), International Summer Festival Kampnagel (Hamburg), Tanzquartier Wien, wpZimmer (Antwerp), Théâtre de la Bastille (Paris) & Festival d’Automne à Paris residencies Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk), wpZimmer (Antwerp), Decoratelier Jozef Wouters (Brussels), Doosan Art Center (Seoul) with the support of Beursschouwburg, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie & Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst



10/11/2020 20:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

11/11/2020 18:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist

11/11/2020 21:00 tickets sold out cancelled waitinglist


€17,- / €14,-


Theater Kikker, Grote zaal


SPRING in Autumn 2020 


Duration: 75 minuten

Language: Korean and English spoken, Dutch and English surtitled

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