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Excuse Me

Excuse Me

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Premiere 2016 Reference Seoul Performing Arts Festival
Genre Theater
Company Pansori Project ZA
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Pansori story honestly embracing lives and thoughts of us living ‘Now’

Based on a Korean writer Kim Ae-ran’s short story , this performance takes on the genre of ‘Pansori’, a traditional Korean musical storytelling. Setting its story at a boardinghouse with five female roommates, looks into the lives of our contemporaries and talks about the sense of fear and uncertainty towards unknown times that women in their 20s and 30s go through in a straight forward manner.

Excuse Me is a portrayal of young women living today, as well as a self-portrait of us including the artists and the audience. By deeper interpretation of the meaning of the original story, the director aims to lead the audience to encounter lonesome portraits of themselves hidden in the narrow corners of the piece, and there by drawing empathy from them.



Director’s Note

Who is Seungha Lee?
She goes through events both large and small.
What do they mean to Seungha Lee?
Afterward,how would she live? What would she hold in her hand?
Can we, indeed, be free of them?
Are we ready to carefully inspect many traditions and customs that have been passed down to us throughout the generations, even before Seungha was born?
There are moments when we cannot control loneliness. Do humans, without realizing it, judge and oppress themselves and others, and plunge into the yoke?
When the dregs of the moment gather and create a moment of isolation, to what extent can we once again think logically after confronting the very bottom of one’s existence?
Since it is about the moment which a young woman went through, an incident that could happen to anyone of us, we decided to tell this story in which plenty of  aspects were to be observed in the form of pansori, the traditional Korean musical storytelling.

 

Company

Pansori Project ZA
Ja-ram Lee serves as an artistic director and its members include Seung-hee Lee,Hongsik Kim, Hyang-ha Lee, Shin Seungtae, and Sojin Kim. The company createsnew productions based on pansori, the popular traditional Korean form ofmusical storytelling. Pansori performances can be highly intimate with the audienceand the style has been recognized for its artistic value worldwide. PansoriProject ZA creates new productions that are mainly based on the form,aesthetics, and narrative of the five traditional pansori works that have been passed down to today’s generation. 



Credits

Original by       Ae-ran Kim
Writer/Director  Ja-ram Lee
Composer         Seung-hee Lee
Rhythmic pattern composition Hyang-ha Lee
Composer  Seung-hee Lee
Rhythmic pattern composition Hyang-ha Lee
Stage      Sin-dong Yeo
Sound     Tae-soon Jang
Lighting   Yu-jin Lee
Planning   Pansori Project ZA
Cast     (Singer) Seung-hee Lee, (Drummer) Hyang-ha Lee

 

Production Details

Director
Ja-ram Lee
Ja-ram Lee is a natural-born storyteller whose stories resonate with contemporaries through the traditional Korean form of epic storytelling called pansori, and she elicits true empathy from her audiences. Over the past decade, Lee has brought to the stage , , and . Through these works, she has sought confluences between the epic stories of Bertolt Brecht and pansori, and between a narrator in fiction and a singer in pansori, experimenting with new challenges where she has found great success. On top of all this, she has actively tried a variety of genres, including musical, theatre, and bands.

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Troupe
Troupe Size : 08 ( 2 Performers, 6 staff )
Duration
min : 75 ( Intermission : Included )
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