Unique performance explores the aftermath of war with young Korean actors and actresses from Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium in Holstebro.
The death of a man, a gunshot, a burning book, a rape, a simple mistake, a stupid act, a haircut, something in the past that we might have forgotten sets the global war mechanism in motion.
East and West meet in AFTER WAR.
Two languages, two cultures, each with their own history.
Through distorted images, the audience is drawn into the silent horror of war, where the normality is to kill for what you fight for.
AFTER WAR is based on the strange on both sides of the front line.
We are drawn into a soldier's nightmare, the dead come alive, reality is no longer the same. Dreams take over the day and memory becomes a ghost that cannot be tamed or grasped.
After war comes peace, but a peace with deprivation, guilt and the search for meaning and forgiveness.
In AFTER WAR, Asia and Europe meet each other, both in content and setting, musically and linguistically.
The AFTER WAR co-production consists of a new constellation of artists at Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium and the performance group Moon of Asia. The young artists only know the history of the war through pictures, recordings and writings, but with a common goal of building an artistic bridge between past and present.
AFTER WAR is part one of a three-year collaboration between the Korea Association of Performing Arts Producers (KAPAP) and Nordic Theater Laboratory, supported by the Asia Culture Center Foundation (ACCF) in the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
The premiere takes place on Tuesday 21 February at 17 at Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium. The show then goes on tour in Europe, ending in Poland at the end of February.