National Theater Company of KOREA

[우리연극 원형의 재발견③ 하지맞이 놀굿풀굿] 쇼케이스 <당클매다> Poster

Hajimaji nolgutpulgut: Dangkeulmaeda(Spirit Awaits)

10 Jul, 2020~ 12 Jul, 2020

  • Venue

    Studio - One 

  • Genre


  • Show Time

    Friday 18:30ㅣWeekend 14:00

  • Duration


  • Enquiry

  • Language Korean

    Age Restriction Suitable for ages 14 and over

* Due to the government's announcement on indefinite extension of COVID-19 quarantine measures in the Seoul metropolitan area, ticket sales have been temporarily suspended. Thank you for your kind understanding.


* Please ensure you arrive 30mins before the program time. The box office can be busy and you may need to queue.

* We will endeavor to admit latecomers at the first suitable opportunity, which may be the interval. For some Events late admission cannot be guaranteed.

* Re-entry is mostly NOT allowed. In an exceptional case of re-entering, you may be seated in alternate seat locations to avoid disruption of the performance.

About the Showcase

Rediscovery of the Archetype of Korean Theater III


The showcases of Celebrating the Summer Solstice: Hajimaji nolgutpulgut reinterpret the messages of communication, consolation and empathy embedded in gut (Korean shamanic ritual). Through various attempts to achieve an interface between gut and theater, they serve as yeonhaengja, thereby breaking free from the popular conceptions of gut, and connecting theater with the audience. These showcases with different themes and forms have been produced by three yeonhaengja from various fields—carefully selected by the yeonhee director Nam In-woo in consideration of the purpose of the project.

* Yeonhaengja: the role of an intermediary between gods and humans in a traditional gut ritual usually fulfilled by a shaman



Dangkeulmaeda(Spirit Awaits)


Headed by yeonhaengja Ko Dong-uk, the interdisciplinary artist collective EASThug garnered much attention in January 2020 for Gut, Trance and Exhilaration—a modern take on the musical elements of gut that visualized as data the brainwaves of performers in a state of trance. In Dangkeulmaeda(Spirit Awaits), they invite the audience to become part of their creative world through stage light and reinterpreted music of gut. By sharing their experience of finding solace in art, they aim to convey the messages of consolation inherent in gut in a new way.





“When I summoned gods with sound, they arrived as lights!”

The versatile rhythms and highly intensive and explosive movements usually associated with gut receive modern interpretations, filling the space with new music and colorful lights. The diverse images of gut engaging with the live audience dissolve the boundary between the stage and the audience, and thus create a space where gods and humans are brought together.

* Dangkeul: A sacrificial table placed in the center of the house and used for gut on Jeju Island