Singaporean director Ong Keng Sen fuses a
classic epic with a traditional type of Korean musical storytelling and combines
this with modern K pop music in a performance which sees 25
singers, actors and musicians collaborate in a new version of Euripedes’
The National Changgeuk Company of Korea, a leading
resident company of the National Theatre of Korea, echoes the emotion and passion of Greek theatre in its portrayal of
the strength and endurance of women. The performance draws parallels
between the trauma faced by the Trojan women in the ancient world and the
intense suffering experienced by Korean women who have survived war and conflict.
Trojan Women emphasises the connection between war and division in ancient Greece and contemporary Korea and ultimately celebrates the importance of female solidarity in the face of adversity, through music and movement.
|What||Trojan Women, LIFT Festival 2018|
|Where||Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
02 Jun 18 – 03 Jun 18, Sunday performance: 17:00 - 19:00
|Website||Click here to book now|