The Tale of Samulnori tells the story of a peaceful place that is sent into turmoil with the arrival of a dark cloud of pollution, bringing confusion and despair to the people. Four children are sent to the corners of the earth to find a solution to the problem. Once there, they must convince the guardian of each corner to hand over a treasure they possess – a rare and precious musical instrument. If these can be retrieved and played together, harmony and understanding will be restored.
Collaboration is at the heart of this production and runs through every element of it – in the music, an ensemble of musicians from Korea and Australia; in the company of performers, made up of three performers from Legs On The Wall and three performers from AsiaNow and in the creative team, which comprises artists from Australia and Korea.
Director - Patrick Nolan, Designer - Anna Tregloan, Video - Andrew Wholley, Writer - Janis Balodis based upon a story by Kim Dong Won, Dramaturg - Kyu Choi, Music - Simon Barker, Phil Slater, Bae Il Dong, Kim Dong Won, Performers - Rick Everett, Bree Le Cornu, Kathryn Puie, Han Yongsop, Lee Uitae, So Kyeong Jin