2009 Selected Performance: Performing Arts Market in Seoul, (PAMS) Plus Division
2011 Selected Performance: Korea Culture/Art Committee: Experimental Art (in support of progressive works that perpetuate the field)
Struggling to live or die- despair, struggle, and hope pour out from the actors.
With body movements that transcend nationality and culture, they express the isolation of human beings in modern society and the emptiness of relationships. Communication often proves impossible even in the most familiar of circumstances.
Our inadvertent body language speaks first, before all other actions and words, to our true intentions.
A work of physical theatre, Starved Rest was first staged in the summer of 2009, and featured as part of the Performing Arts Market in Seoul's PAMS Plus showcase. Starved Rest is simultaneously calm and intense at the same time harmonized with dynamic, aesthetic body movement and image carried live. Starved Rest doesn't communicate with verbal language, but with body language, molding a dramatic aesthetic on stage.
This is a two-person play: one male, one female. The pains and hopes of the characters are manifested as a spectrum of movement, from routine daily actions to the abstract. Interacting with each other, interfering with each other-every movement has its own meaning.
Though constantly in the mix of a bustling metropolis, loneliness is forever lurking around every corner. Individuals become awash in a sea of nameless faces. We betray our needs and deny the needs of others. We give pain instead of love. What remains hidden is the desire to be accepted, remembered, to share mutual understanding with another. Starved Rest strives to express the loneliness of feeling farthest from the person right next to you. Sometimes that disconnect exists within ourselves, lost in a whirlwind of “to do” lists and deadlines. Ironically, the greater our needs, the less capable we are able to articulate them. The subconscious is illuminated in Starved Rest. Refraining from all dialogue, the actors speak volumes with movement.
Starved Rest is not a dance. Using the language of gesture, Starved Rest reaches beyond aesthetics, attempting to add dimension to our understanding. Dynamic gestures, vacillating between dramatic movement and choreography, deliver a fresh perspective and impact the audience in a way never experienced before.
Screaming silence, intense restraint of physical theatre
Physical theatre is unfamiliar to many audiences and sometimes ignored due to the misconceived notion that it will be boring because it lacks dialogue. The dramatic company, Mom-gol, has been developing the genre of physical theatre through such works as Bicycle Cart, Overturned, and dissolving the bias that physical theatre lacks humor. Starved Rest demonstrated its potential through public performances in the one-act theater project, Body Collage and at Festival 場 in 2009. In 2011, there are more opportunities than ever to share the charm and impact of physical theatre with the public.
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