With the support of Asia Culture Center (ACC) in Gwangju, South Korea, KAPAP South Korea, and Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium – Odin Teatret (NTL-OT) Denmark, a new journey takes its beginning in 2021. This co-production is a continuation of a three-year collaboration built on mutual understanding and a shared mission. How is it possible for two continents to share, understand, and heal the wounds of human beings trapped in war? Both sides have memories of a past filled with cruelty and victories.
The “After War” co-production consists of a new constellation of artists at Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium (NTL), the performance group MOA - young artists who only know the history of war through images, footage, and writings, with a common aim to create an artistic bridge between the past and the present.
The “After War” co-production is based on the workshop performance “Gwangju Banquet” (2019) and the showcase performance “Sorrow and Seeds” (2020) performed at Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium – Odin Teatret, Denmark. Both performances were initiated by Per Kap Bech Jensen, Director of NTL-OT and Dr. Dongil Lee. It is a collaboration between Asia Cultural Centre in Gwangju (ACC), Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium (NTL), and Eurasian Theatre Institute (ETI) led by Dr. Dongil Lee in South Korea.
The creative team behind the original collaboration was made up by Kai Bredholt, Odin Teatret actor and director of the showcase performance “Sorrow and Seeds”, with Dr. Dongil Lee, founder of Eurasian Theatre Institute (Korea) as Co-Director and Søs Banke (NTL) as dramaturg of the showcase performance.
About Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Asia Culture Center
The Asia Culture Center (ACC) is an international art and cultural exchange organization that produces new, future-oriented results through the convergence of Asia’s past and present arts and culture with innovative ideas and beliefs. Having the context of artistically sublimating the significance of the May 18th Democratic Movement’s human rights and peace as its point of departure, the ACC, which opened in November 2015, is a Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism–an affiliated institution established for the advancement of mutual understanding and cooperative growth with different Asian countries through the exchange, education, research, and other efforts with regards to Asian culture.