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The 16th Busan International Performing Arts Festival 2019.5.17.(Fri)~5.26.(Sun)


Invitational Performance

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Clowns' Houses
Country : Germany Production Company : Merlin Puppet Theatre
Date : 2019-05-23~2019-05-25 Venue : KNN Theater
Time : 23rd(Thu), 24th(Fri), 25th(Sat) 19:30 Running time : 70 min
Age restriction : 15 rating Ticket : 20,000won
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 "Clowns' Houses" of "Merlin Puppet Theater", a motif produced by British poet Edith Sitwell, is a puppet show for adults only. Inside a building that has turned a blind eye to moonlight, there are five stories of modern life: loneliness, greed, despair, and so on. Perhaps the simple theme of 'life of modern people' is improved the perfection of the narrative by omnibus-style and the harmony of video, music, and puppet's design and movement highlight the artistry. In addition, a meticulous and sensible direction provides a calm sound that goes back and forth between fun and sadness, lightness and contemplation.

* Please refer to the performance schedule for the detailed times and locations.

 Founded in 1995, Merlin Puppet Theater is a professional puppet theater that has built up its own originality by producing various shaped and sized puppet plays. Also, it is composed of artists from various countries, and has been recognized not only for the puppet making, but also for various fields such as video and music. Puppet is controlled by the superhuman force of the wizard Merlin. That is, a real actor delivers his or her own message by expressing a doll that must play the role he or she cannot play, even in extreme and unrealistic situations. Since its first performance in Berlin in 2012, it is the first performance in Korea, and is expected of the audience.

* Please refer to the performance schedule for the detailed times and locations. 

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