The History of Korean Western Theater

A theatre show by Jaha Koo. I worked with Jaha Koo to develop a robotic-like moving toad that is puppeted as an instrument within Ableton Live software. This show was completed in 2020 and is now on tour. It includes the use of a modified Cuckoo rice cooker from our previous collaboration. Together with these objects on stage Jaha explores western narratives of "theater" on the rich history of Korean theater. Credits


concept, direction, text, music & video Jaha Koo performance Jaha Koo, Seri & Toad dramaturgy Dries Douibi scenography & drawing Eunkyung Jeong artistic advisor Pol Heyvaert technical Korneel Coessens, Koen Goossens, Anne Meeussen & Philippe Digneffe hardware hacking Idella Craddock scenography & media operation Eunkyung Jeong research Eunkyung Jeong & Jaha Koo research assistance Sang Ok Kim interview Jooyoung Koh, Kiran Kim & Kyungmi Lee production CAMPO co-produced by Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Münchner Kammerspiele, Frascati Producties (Amsterdam), Veem House for Performance (Amsterdam), SPRING performing arts festival (Utrecht), Zürcher Theaterspektakel, Black Box teater (Oslo), International Summer Festival Kampnagel (Hamburg), Tanzquartier Wien, wpZimmer (Antwerp), Théâtre de la Bastille (Paris) & Festival d’Automne à Paris residencies Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk), wpZimmer (Antwerp), Decoratelier Jozef Wouters (Brussels), Doosan Art Center (Seoul) with the support of Beursschouwburg, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie & Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst