Die Räuber

Musial, Helge (2005) Die Räuber. [Performance]

Item Type: Performance
Event Summary: Die Räuber/National Theater of Korea, Seoul, Korea /29 April - 8 May 2005
Creators: Musial, Helge
Abstract / Summary:

Production of Friedrich von Schiller’s 'Die Räuber'. Commissioned and funded by the Goethe Institute, Germany; co-produced by Goethe Institute, Seoul, and National Theater of Korea. Premiered at National Theater of Korea, Main Hall Hae. Subsequently presented at the 13th Schillertage Festival, Staatstheater, Mannheim, Germany.
Director: Youn Taek Lee (Artistic Director of the National Theater Drama Company, Seoul; Professor of Theatre, South Korean National University of Arts)
Translation: Mi Hye Kim
Stage design: Tae Sup Lee
Choreography and training: Helge Musial, Yong Bu Ha
Costume design: Dietlinde Calsow
Music: Il Won, Sang Kwon Suh
Performers: Min Ho Chang, Jae Geon Kim Goo Shin, Jin Mo Ju, Soon Taek Oh, Sang Jik Lee, Young Soo Oh, Sang Won Suh, Sung Bi Lee, Un Jeong Lee, actors of the National Theater and guests.

This large-scale theatre production emerged as the culminating event of a collaboration between Musial and director Youn Taeck Lee that began at the 2003 Theatre Festival in Miryang, South Korea; Musial had taught choreography and movement to theatre and dance students at the Festival. The production was based on Schiller’s 'Die Räuber' (‘The Robbers’, 1781). Director and choreographer aimed to explore and understand different cultural methodologies through an intercultural mise en scène of a classical Western theatre text. The collaboration challenged conventional approaches to the interpretation of the play and its performance forms. The choreographic process investigated the potential for a cross-cultural understanding of a German text and its performance by Korean actors. Research processes explored the differences between European and Korean approaches to music, theatre, dance and narrative. Ultimately, the performance endeavoured to create layered, heterogeneous forms for the production of a classical text, interweaving Eastern and Western physical and expressive forms as well as the historical past with the contemporary.

Date: 29 April 2005
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Depositing User: Ex Falmouth Staff
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2014 11:56
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2014 11:56
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/408

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