The Jikji Theatre Project
What is Physical Theatre Research?
Theatre Amoeba is a devising theatre company based on creating dynamic theatre through movement. This means we start with a theme. This theme provokes different dynamics, rhythms and texts. Eventually our research is structured into a storytelling performance. As the ensemble provoke the director the director provokes the ensemble. The idea is to write through movement and action and create a play through play. For more information about Theatre Amoeba visit the Theatre Amoeba Website.
Who can participate in Jikji Physical Theatre Research Project?
Theatre Amoeba is open to performers from different creative genres and techniques inspired by Physical Theatre as a bold, vibrant and multidimensional approach to contemporary theatre performance. The project is constantly evolving as most Amoeba projects. Theatre Amoeba is a Lecoq based theatre company. This is an international project. Half of the cast will be Korean while the other half will be from through out the planet. Right now we are looking for dancers, actors of physical theatre, contemporary circus performers, choreographers, musicians and directors - performing arts practitioners with stage experience working in various genres, techniques and styles - interested in devising theatre.
We are also looking for production assistance in the following areas:
Interested in being involved with a activist theatre project in Cheongju? Please help! (experience not required just enthusiasm!) Producers, Translators, Theatre peeps, Journalists, Photograhy/Video, Social Networkers, Bloggers, General Assisting, Researching (history). The time commitment is flexible.
When and where does the project take place?
Session 1: May 18-20th 2014.
Space: Hooyong Performing Arts Center in Munmak, South Korea.
The Hooyong Performing Arts Center is a repurposed space in Korea opened in 2001. Its international residencies are designed to provide supportive environment for the artists to concentrate on their creative works. Through the program, artists are to strengthen their creativity in association with a variety of artistic elements, surrounded by a nature-friendly work space which allows them to solidify their discipline and skill.
Session 2: June 14th- June 29th.
Place: Cheongju Arts Factory (TBC- to be confirmed)
Once Korea’s largest tobacco factory, this space now is being developed into a cultural space or "Arts Factory" . We will be using a well-lit corner of this magnificent space which hosts the magnificent Cheongju International Craft Biennale. There will be two work in progress showings at the end of this session in Cheongju and Seoul. Join the Performance.
During this period we will preparing a short performance on the history of Jikji for The Jikji Festival in October 2014- Cheongju, South Korea. The exact location of rehearsals for this process is not yet decided. It will likely be a combination of the above mentioned spaces or possibly in Seoul. More Information about auditions and how to get involved.
Educational Sessions: October 2014- January 2015
During this time Amoeba Jijki members will offer various educational workshops on the theme of Jikji within Korea. We will invite participants to create their own performances based on the theme of Jikji. Our mission is to develop awareness of the modern history of the Jikji and to introduce Theate Amoeba's physical style of storytelling.
Future Sessions in Korea and Internationally:
During all of the sessions Amoeba will be developing a full length 60 minute performance. Once the first three sessions have been completed we will begin to research and create outside of Korea. This will include additional residencies in in France and Korea in 2015. This is a long term project. Theatre Amoeba hope to involve many people throughout the planet. If you are interested in developing an international partnership with the Jikji Project please do not hesitate to contact us.