Montblanc & Salzburg Festival Young Directors Project
Performance Group Tuida/South Korea • Hamlet Cantabile
After William Shakespeare
After William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
Guest performance by Performance Group Tuida
In Korean with German surtitles
Guest Appearance at YDP
During our search for especially interesting young directors, we occasionally encounter productions which do not meet the criteria for the YDP Competition, but are exemplary in the sense of departure they convey and their search for new forms of expression. After all, not everything beyond the age of 40 is “old”. We do not wish to deprive you of such productions, and thus we present – outside the competition and as a guest appearance within YDP – the Korean theater company Tuida with Hamlet Cantabile.
End approx. 21.40
- 28 August 2012, 20:00
- 29 August 2012, 20:00
- 30 August 2012, 20:00
Print programme (PDF)
Yo Sup Bae, Stage Director and Text
Jung Rim Han, Composition and Music Director
Kyung Hee Kim, Stage and Puppet Design
Jin Hee Lee, Costume Design
Song Hwa Chae, Make-up
Hyun Joo Lee, Lighting Design
With Jae Young Choi, Ji Youn Lee, Mo Eun Kim, Ji Young Kim, Seung Jun Kim.
An Exorcism for Hamlet. A necromancer Bobyree found a skull while walking through the valley. A wind was making a sad tune passing through this skull. By the skull was a faded notebook, which was likely to be the skull’s when he had been still alive. Reading that notebook Bobyree found that this skull’s name was Hamlet who couldn’t leave but wandered around this world every night. Bobyree decided to perform an exorcism to console his spirit. – A comic tragedy unfolded by four jesters – an utter confusion of puppets, masks and music.
Performance Group Tuida has earned the trust of both critics and audiences since its establishment in 2001 with its search for a new theatre language that utilises puppets, objects, and the human body as creative tools. Performance Group Tuida was established by eight graduates of the Korean National University of Arts. Aiming to create open, nature-friendly and evolving plays, they have put new works out each year. Combining acting traditions of both Eastern and Western clowns, their plays are interfused with fantastic and creative puppets, masks and music. Their signature style is built upon continuous and bold experimentation. Both Korean and cosmopolitan, their performances have earned high acclaim in Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the United States and Ireland during numerous international festivals.