Mala scena has a world premiere in Korea

time: 26.07.2012. - 11.11.2012.
place: Seoul, Korea
organiser: National Theatre of Korea

Theatre Mala scena is partaking the largest international cooperation theatre projects for children and young audiences in 2012: Patchwork Family - ASSITEJ International Project, that includes theatres and theatre festivals in Europe (Austria, Croatia, Russia) and Asia (Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan).
The result of the collaboration is the original multilingual performance Superhero, a theatrical reality show for children of 9+, written by Russian playwright Mikhail Bartenev and directed by Ivica Šimić, prominent Croatian theatre director and actor.
The world premiere: July 26, 2012, National Theatre of Korea - Daroreum Stage as a part of Multicultural Festival
About the performance
 'The minute we are born we find ourselves in a situation of being casted, selected, competed against. For a place in the kindergarten, in the most prestigious (or the nearest) school, in the sports team.
Then there are exams, school competitions, grading scales. Followed by final exams, entrance exams and university exams. Then résumés, CVs and job applications -suffering through anything imaginable, only not to be prematurely retired.
And not to forget -  it is also very important on which cemetery you are buried.
On TV, endless competitions: who is to win the million, who will participate in
the Big Brother show and become famous, Eurosong contest for adults, Eurosong contests for children (that's right, people have to be sucked in while still very young).
Miss World! Miss Universe! Tears of joy, tears of disappointment...
Books of records, minutes of glory...
To win, to fight through no matter what, to gain advantage over others (by whatever
means necessary: tripping others, tricking them, pouring them with acid) – that is the
only way to shiny happiness. There are no other ways to achieve it. Only
to become a star in the show business. America's Next Top Model, Russia's,
Japan's, Austria's. Dancing with the Stars, Figure Skating with the Stars, Circus with the Stars, Shunting with the Stars.
Stars, stars, stars, how are they keeping up? What are they doing? Who are they living with? The new astronomy. A total peep show...'
Text: Mikhail Bartenev, playwright (Russia)
Artistic Team:
Playwright: Mikhail Bartenev (Russia)
Director: Ivica Šimić (Croatia)
Music: Alen Kraljić  (Croatia)
Translation from Russian to English: Lucija Žigrović (Croatia)
Producers: Vitomira Lončar (Croatia) and Hisashi Shimoyama (Japan)           
Michael Alexander Pöllmann (Austria)
Dražen Čuček (Croatia)
Leung Tin Chak (Hong Kong)
Tomoko Inoue (Japan)
Natalia Kuznetsova (Russia)
Sanghoon Han (South Korea)
Hsuan-Ju Hsieh (Taiwan)        

More details here

(Source: Mala scena)

(D.H., 19.07.2012)