Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Tale Of Haruk - A Korean Musical - AAA 2010

Nalandaway continues to enthrall Chennai kids with their cultural fest Art, Arattai, Aarpattam 2010. Today(July 24th), at the Subba Rao Concert Hall, a Korean theater group Tuido, performed the Tale of Haruk for the first time in India.

The background music for the musical came from creative sources! The dancers used empty bottles, old water cans, sellotape, and sticks to produce wonderful sounds and even the screens act! It's no wonder that the play won several awards at the 2002 Seoul Children Theatre awards.

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The Tale of Haruk is an interesting story. An elderly couple are very lonely. The old man reads an outdated newspaper and the old lady knits and unknits.So, they pray to a tree god and the tree blesses them with a kid Haruk. But the couples must feed Haruk only with dew and no other food. So, the couple gets up early in the morning to collect dew drops for Haruk.
However, one day Haruk demands other food items as he is fed up of dew. So, his parents feed him a rice cake. The tree god is angry with Haruk and his parents for they broke a promise. So, Haruk is now permanently hungry and devours whatever he can find to eat. Eventually, Haruk becomes as big as the mountains and his tears start flowing like river. Haruk's parents become like dwarfs when compared to his size. The parents continually fight with each other and argue about who fed Haruk the rice cake. They again become lonely and sad.



The audience gave a standing ovation at the end of the Korean musical of Haruk!

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6 comments:

Vimmuuu said...

Awesome photos; how did you manage to take these with that lighting around? :D :D Good writeup too. Planning to do one after watching todays event.

Anitha said...

Oh, thank you Vimmuuu - Kodak camera and Microsoft Picture Manager did the tricks ;)

Rakesh Mallya said...

Excellent write-up. Nice pics.

Anitha said...

Thank u Rakesh. I liked your article on Arts Carnival in ECR and tweeted it too!

UmaS said...

As Vimmuuu said, really awesome pics, Anitha. I think you sat in the centre and was able to take straight shots. Great write up too....

Even I've done my post on this. :)

Anitha said...

Thank U Ums. Will read ur post soon :)