Human Fuga – by Performance Group Tuida
Human Fuga Presented in association with Producer Group Dot Performance Group TUIDA
Human Fuga (with subtitles in English) Director: Yosup Bae | Performance Group TUIDA
Han Kang’s novel “Human Act,” also known as “The Boy is Coming” in Korean, revolves around one of the most significant events in Korea’s modern history – the 1980 Gwangju Uprising in which citizens of the city of Gwangju launched widespread pro-democracy protests.
Director Yosup Bae of Performance Group TUIDA, adapted Han Kang’s stirring novel into Human Fuga and this is a documentary film, that captures the process of performing Human Fuga.
In order to create this performance based on the text of Han Kang’s novel “Human Acts”, participating artists had to go through the process of visiting the places of the 18 May Gwangju People’s Uprising, to meet survivors and engrave the remaining records on their bodies.
The discussion and various attempts that the actors shared during transferring the testimonies of pain, which the actors wrote down with their bodies for two years, into stage language are recorded in this film.
Part of the performance was filmed at the now ruined Gwangju Armed Forces Hospital. This film might be able to soothe your regret of not being at the moment of the performance even though you can feel the resonance of the moment.
About Performance Group Tuida
Performance Group Tuida was formed in 2001. Aiming to create an open, nature-friendly productions that focused onevolving play, the Group aimed to present new plays each year. Through an acting method that combines traditions of both Eastern and Western clowns, their play is interfused with fantastic and creative puppets, masks and music. Their unique signature is built upon continuous experiments and efforts in each play and their Korean-yet-cosmopolitan style has earned high acclaim in India, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the United States and Ireland through participation in numerous international festivals.
Director: Yosup Bae.
Cast: Hyeran Hwang, Sunhee Park, Dowan Kim, Sujin Choi, Sohyun Bae, Jaehun Kim, Byungjun Gong, Jongwook Yang, Kyoungmin Nah.
Art Director: Juya Lee.
Music Director: Jaehun Kim.
Light Designer: Jeonghee Kang.
Original novel by: Han Kang.
Film script by: Yosup Bae, Hyeran Hwang.
Cinematographer: Yongsuk Choi.
Produced by Namsan Arts Center.
Video streaming in association with Producer Group DOT.
Date: Friday, 11 March 2022 | Time: 6.00 p.m. IST
Human Fuga (with subtitles in English)
Director: Yosup Bae , Performance Group TUIDA
To view the performance click on https://www.inkocentre.org/Virtual_Connect_Cultural_Collaborations.html on Friday, 11 March 2022 at 6.00 p.m. IST.
The link to view the performance will be accessible until Thursday, 17 March 2022.
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