Elephants Laugh (KOR)

Muljil

Water Performance

Duration 50 min | Age: All

Haenyeo (sea women) or female divers of Jeju Island, Korea, dive into the sea to gather various shellfish. The Korean word ‘muljil’ refers to their diving activities without equipment. It is understood that when diving into the deep water, each haenyeo endures a critical moment of breathlessness at least twice. Only those who are determined to risk their lives can overcome such brief moments of crisis. Haenyeo explain that they dive into the water to face death and then come out alive every day. The crossroads of life and death that haenyeo encounter when diving certainly exist in our daily lives. For one reason or another, people come face to face with death. We owe much to those who endure the agony and hatred present in the world. Although separated like islands, we are all immersed in the same sea.

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30.08. Friday

Parking lot, Prins Jørgens Allé 2, 9.00pm

Admission free


Credits:

Director: Jinyeob Lee
Text: Jaeuk Shin
Performers: Geungho Nam, Hyunsung Seo, Aeri Lee, Jaeho Lee, Kijang Han
Costume deigner: Kyungin Kim
Sound designer: Jimmy Sert
Sound operator: Jaemin Yoon
Lighting designer: Dongseon Shin
Tour manager : Bongmin Choi
Producer: Jisun Park

Commissioned by Ansan Street Arts Festival, Seoul Street Arts Creation Center
Supported by Arts Council Korea