Moby Dick

Opening & Closing Performance
Opening Performance

Moby Dick

TitleMoby Dick
CountryFrance, Norway, Spain, Canada, Romania, Korea
Production CompanyPlexus Polaire
Age restrictionMiddle school students or older than born in 2010.12.31
Running time90min
VenueBUSAN CINEMA CENTER Haneulyeon Theatre
GenrePuppetry, theatre, music, video

5/24(FRI) 19:30,

5/25(SAT) 17:00

Herman Melville's novel 'Moby Dick' comes to life as a puppet play!

The world's largest white whale swims on the stage.

50 dolls controlled by 7 actors!

An ancient white whale, a captain steering his ship into destruction and the inner storms of the human heart: Moby Dick is the tale of a whaling expedition, but also the story of an obsession or an investigation into the unexplained mysteries of life.

Director Yngvild Aspeli and award-winning puppet theatre company Plexus Polaire craft a spectacular visual world on stage that brings Herman Melville’s classic tale to life. With a cast of seven actors, fifty intricately crafted puppets and immersive video projections, this sensory feast of a production invites you to journey into the unfathomable depths of the ocean and Man’s perpetual battle with the forces of Nature.


Artistic director of Plexus Polaire, Yngvild Aspeli, develops a visual world that brings our most buried feelings to life. The use of life-sized puppets is at the center of her work, but the actor’s performance, the presence of the music and the use of light and video are all equal elements in communicating the story. 

Director, actress, puppeteer and puppet-maker, Yngvild Aspeli studied at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris (2003-2005) and at ESNAM (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts de la Marionnette) in Charleville-Mézières (2005-2008). 

Within her French-Norwegian company Plexus Polaire, she has directed six shows: Signals (2011), Opera Opaque (2013), Ashes (2014), Chambre noire (2017), Moby Dick (2020), Dracula (2022) and A Doll’s House(2023).

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