- Artistic Team and Cast
Text Revised for changgeuk by Bae Sam-sik, based on Jean-Paul Sartre’s adaptation of The Trojan Women by Euripides
Conceived and Directed by Ong Keng Sen
Text by Bae Sam-sik
Pansori composed by Ahn Sook-sun
Composed and Music directed by Jung Jae-il
Choreography Wen Hui
Set Design Myung Hee Cho
Light Design Scott Zielinski
Video Design Austin Switser
Costume and Make-up Design Kim Moo-hong
Sound Design Gee Young
With Kim Kum-mi (Hekabe), Kim Ji-sook (Andromache), Yi So-yeon (Kassandra), Lee Kwang-bok (Talthybios), Kim Jun-soo (Helena), Choi Ho-sung (Menelaos), Yu Tae-pyung-yang (Wandering spirit); Jung Mi-jung, Heo Ae-sun, Na Yoon-young, Seo Jung-kum, Kim Mi-jin, Lee Youn-joo, Min Eun-kyung, Cho Yu-ah (Choir)
Musicians Choi Young-hoon, Park Hee-jung, Lee Sung-do, Cho Yong-su, Lee Won-wang, Kim Min-young, Lee Ye-ji, Jun Gye-yeol, Won Na-kyoung, Lee Jeong-ah
Presented by National Theater of Korea, National Changgeuk Company of Korea
Co-production National Theater of Korea, Singapore International Festival of Arts
Ong Keng Sen is a Singaporean director of the theatre group TheatreWorks, which was founded in 1985. In 2013, Ong was appointed festival director for four editions of the Singapore International Festival of Arts. Hence he has actively contributed to the evolution of Asian identities in the theatre as well as the subsequent transglobalisation of the Asian aesthetic in contemporary arts.
- Themenführungen Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
In Kooperation mit den Wiener Festwochen bietet das Kunsthistorische Museum Wien zu Trojan Women zwei Themenführungen an.
Termine der Führungen
Freitag, 15. Juni, 16 Uhr
Montag, 18. Juni, 16 Uhr
Treffpunkt: Vestibül im Kunsthistorischen Museum
Mit: Moritz Lobeck (Dramaturg) und Mag. Andreas Zimmermann
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Betreff: KHM / Trojan Women
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The National Changgeuk Company of the National Theater of Korea does not only specialise in traditional Korean opera and pansori, its ancient form of storytelling, but also further develops the genre with international artists. In his stage version of The Trojan Women, Euripides’ tragedy about the gruesome fate of the women in the conquered city of Troy, Ong Keng Sen, a director known for his intercultural and interdisciplinary work, opens up new historical and musical perspectives. Inspired by Jean-Paul Sartre’s adaptation, Ong Keng Sen’s version also portrays Helen as an outsider: she is a Greek woman among Trojans, a European among Asians. Ong Keng Sen adds a gender-political dimension to the ethnic dimension presented in Sartre’s statement against war and colonial practices, and paints Helen as a cross-gender figurehead. In collaboration with the legendary singer Ahn Sook-sun and the young musician Jung Jae-il, he has created a form of changgeuk positioned between pansori and contemporary korean music.