• The History of Korean Western Theatre - Jaha Koo / CAMPO

    © Leontien Allemeersch

  • The History of Korean Western Theatre - Jaha Koo / CAMPO

    © Leontien Allemeersch

  • The History of Korean Western Theatre - Jaha Koo / CAMPO

    © Leontien Allemeersch

  • The History of Korean Western Theatre - Jaha Koo / CAMPO

    © Leontien Allemeersch

  • © Leontien Allemeersch

  • © Leontien Allemeersch

 


Buy your combo ticket for the entire Hamartia Trilogy for €35.


Celebrating the centenary of Korean theatre in 2008, the South Korean theatre maker / composer Jaha Koo realized that there is actually no space for Korean theatre tradition: what is regarded as Korean theatre is largely determined by the Western canon. But why are the South Koreans so proud of this Western interpretation? And why does everyone keep referring to Shakespeare? It raises questions about tradition, self-censorship and authenticity.

In this final piece of his Hamartia Trilogy, Jaha Koo resolutely focuses on the future. Meticulously, he exposes the tragic impact of the past on our lives, unveiling the small cracks in modern Confucianism - an ideology that continues to define the moral system, way of life and social relations between generations in South Korea. With a new generation of South Koreans in mind, he attempts to break with a tradition full of self-censorship and keeping up appearances. Because only when based on an authentic version of history, he can pass on a future to the next generation.

In Korean, with English and Dutch subtitles 
Duration: 60 minutes

 

The Hamartia Trilogy  

The History of Korean Western Theatre forms the last part of Jaha Koo's Hamartia Trilogy. Together with Lolling and Rolling and Cuckoo, the trilogy consists of three intelligent documentary theatre performances, each telling a story about 'hamartia', Greek for 'tragic error'. The common thread here is the far-reaching imperialism of the past and present, and its sometimes unexpected personal impact. Each time, Jaha Koo interweaves his personal stories with historical, political and sociological facts. Often themes that involve a clash of Eastern and Western culture: from the clipping of tongues to make it in the West, to the heavy personal toll of Western interference in the macroeconomic sphere.  


 

PRACTICAL:
Buy a combo ticket for the entire Hamartia Trilogy for €35.
The performances from the trilogy can also each be attended separately.

Lolling & Rolling - THU nov 16th at 7 pm (45')
Cuckoo - THU nov 16th at 8:30 pm (55')
The History of Korean Western Theatre - FR nov 17th at 8:30 pm (60')


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