Dynamic motion on stage grabs hold of the audience's attention!
Busan audiences have the great opportunity to encounter Nam-Jin Kim’s ambitious works, Passivity and Headache, previously performed at well-known festivals in 17 European countries including France, England and Italy.
PART 1. Passivity
Have you ever had the feeling that someone sharing your existence has been playing tricks on you? This performance metaphorically depicts people’s powerlessness in modern society by manipulating those on stage with invisible thread. We live in a world where the strong prey upon the weak. Whether in politics or economics, where there are world powers, there are to be weak nations. Decisions made to benefit one trigger effects that bring relentless damage to innocent people. The performance unfolds by likening the situation to three dancers and one doll.
Motions of the life-sized doll tell an essential part of Passivity. We humans of flesh and bone are no different from the doll in that we can only generate movement by dynamic power. The doll’s movements, ruled by power, bring to mind the dynamic effect like the movement of the dancers. Its upper and lower body separated, the doll creates strange shapes along with the dancers. The dancers express the aggression of man and domination by the strong. The subsequent violation of the world is conveyed in the doll’s passive motion.
PART 2. Headache
A performance about the headache that comes from trying to make sense of the misery created by Haiti’s earthquake disaster. Why is it that God, the creator of humanity, remains on the sidelines amid this tragedy?
Does God exist? If He does, why does God abstain from involvement despite the fact that He created humans capable of thinking? Is this nature’s punishment? Does God really exist while we humans manipulate, fight, love and kill each other for our own sake?
We bear the weight of mounting skepticism witnessing Haiti’s tragedy and other heartbreak all around us. We ask God for answers, but no answers come.
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