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On the Boards

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On the Boards
100 West Roy Street, Lower Queen Anne, Seattle

  • Hr thehistoryofkoreanwesterntheatre jahakoo campo leontienallemeersch 24 web

Like the performances, Lolling & Rolling and Cuckoo, which respectively focused on South Korea's past and present, The History of Korean Western Theatre is an intelligent documentary theatre performance in which Jaha Koo interweaves personal stories with historical, political, and sociological facts. Themes often contain a clash of Eastern and Western culture, from the cutting of tongue belts to succeed in the West, to the heavy personal toll of Western interference on a macroeconomic level.

Jaha Koo (He/him) is a South Korean theater/performance maker, music composer, and videographer. His artistic practice oscillates between multimedia and performance, all of which include his own music, video, text, and installation. His works are closely interwoven with politics and history, especially taking an interest in the political landscape and cultural identity of East Asia. He majored in theatre studies (BFA, 2012) in Seoul and settled down in Europe, studying independent theatre (MA, 2016) in Amsterdam.

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