Sal-Show 1.2

Performance, 30min. 2010

Copyright of image Ⓒ Park Kyong Ju
Copyright of image Ⓒ Park Kyong Ju

Title: Sal-Show 1.2

Genre: Citizen Theater Series Performance*

Duration: 30 minutes

Creation/ Direction: Park Kyong Ju

Character: future migrant workers 1, 2, father, uncle, Korean teacher 1, 2, migrant workers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, wife of migrant worker 1, migrant worker 1 in dream, daughter 1, 2,

Show: Lorna de Mateo, Vijay Grung, Ganesh Rijal, Agus Saepulloh, Bimala Shrestar, Chaudhary Bir Bahadur, Kalpana Gurung, Adhikari Bisho Prakash, Yam Prasad Thapa, Kaji Gurung, Ardiansyah Pasadena

Host: Korea Arts and Culture Education Service, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

Supervision: Salad

Premiere: November 28, 2010

Place: Sangjin Industry Co., Ltd., Sehyeon Precision

Salad (lead instructor: Park Kyong Ju)opened an acting academy for migrants in Gyeonggi North district and a jointly created performance was presented on the stage as the product of the academic course.

The ‘Sal-Show 1.2’ performance where all 15 students who completed the academy participated creates new ways of narratives out of the existing theater formality.

What the audience can see on stage are not well-trained performances of actors and actresses but the movements through which actors and actresses of migrant workers show their identities as laborers: the esthetics of bodies moving in breathless speed on production lines in industry.

The ‘Sal-Show 1.2’, unfolded both in their mother tongues and Korean, is rather a documentary drama than a fiction.

The Sal-Show 1.2′ now extends into further meetings among participant migrant workers and performances in their factories and daily living spaces.

* The Citizen Theater Series is creative theater series through which Salad supervised visiting acting academies for migrants and children and through the joint creation process produce performing arts. Creative artists’ group, Salad prepares diverse approaches to connect education for international understanding and education of arts and culture.

Copyright of image Ⓒ Park Kyong Ju