In dance of wind, forest
or universe a man is walking.
His walking is full with life.
One time the unfortunate being started to grow up inside of him.
Ghosts urge it to grow.
Finally it is born with white
color shirts, neck tie and glasses.
Dancers take his clothes
away to share them each other and disappear.
With carrying a
suit case and holding papers in the arms he starts to walk toward
The wind blows by ghosts. He walks against the
wind. His papers fly away by the wind.
He runs here and there
for catching papers.
At that time ghosts appears. And they
become a big and old tree.
Sitting on the bottom of the tree
he takes a rest.
(In Chuchon International Mime Festival 2000
I made a musical happening At this scene.)
He finds yellow clothes
and tries to ware them. By the way suddenly his body is lifted up
and is danced. And his eyes are opened and he starts to walk vitally.
He walks toward audiences.
He calls them out and let them be birds and flogs, trees. And
playing with them.
During his playing around ghosts drop some
mask in front of him and stare him in a distance.
He finds and
tries to ware it. Now he dances with jumping. Ghosts and audiences
join his dancing.
He takes the mask off and investigates.
In the next scene he is dancing with neck tie in his hand and
neon mask on his head.
In 1999, National Traditional Music
Center asked me to compose very old and heavy ritual music 'Sujechon'
as a mime performance. At that time I performed it on the stage
of big theatre.
But in In Chuchon International Mime Festival
2000 I hoped to meet audiences outdoor 'Hyanggyo'.
So I arranged
it as a performance of 'madang style'
'Madang' is a concept
of Korean traditional performing stage.
Playing around and Making
happening with audiences the performance always act 'here and now'.
The title 'ïÈûùÏØßæ Jeophwagunsaeng' has very ecological meaning.
It means a way of life which live with all creatures, communicating
with them, supporting them and evolving together. It is also the
theme of 'Sujechon'.