Woogie Boogie- a culturally enriching heart-warming performance held by Brush Theatre from South Korea

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Woogie Boogie- a culturally enriching

Participants during Woogie Boogie by Brush Theatre, South Korea .

A production by South Korea-based theatre group called Brush, supported by InKo Centre India and Korea Arts Management Service

Hyderabad, July 17, 2019: Woogie Boogie- a culturally enriching heart-warming performance held by Brush Theatre from South Korea here in the city at Glendale Academy International on Tuesday night.

The Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Hyderabad, in association with InKo Centre and Glendale Academy brought this unique theatrical production infused with painting and comedy to Hyderabad at Glendale Academy International

Suresh Chukkapalli, the Honorary Consul General of Hyderabad graced the occasion.

Two friends are about to embark on a sea adventure with their turtle friend. As the two played with each other, the whiteboard behind them came alive with the various creatures they encounter on their journey, appearing and disappearing, almost by magic.
Woogie Boogie, is a production by the South Korea-based theatre group called Brush, supported by InKo Centre India and Korea Arts Management Service.

The production makes use of hand drawings and projections to bring doodles to life, an idea that stemmed from a childhood joy of scribbling in a sketchbook.

Targeted at 3 years plus kids and families with young children, the 50 minutes show was directed by Yeom Yonggyun, Acted by Yeom Yonggyun, and Lee Seungeun. Son Eunjae provided music support. It was a four city performance. It held in Chennai on July 11th and 12th, Guntur on 14th July. It will be held on Bangalore on 18th July.

About 200 audience watched the performance.

While the group’s aim is to inspire young audiences to live their life with art, the Woogie Boogie production isn’t limited to children.
The show has been performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018, International Puppet Days 2019 in Izmir, Turkey, and Junior Festival 2019 in Toronto, Canada.

According to the organizers, the Woogie Boogie by Brush Theatre was a vivid and imaginative show for young audiences aged 3+ and for families with young children.

Winner of the Asian Arts Award Best Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018, the play focused on a mischievous duo- the lonely boy Woogie and his mischievous pet turtle, Boogie - who invited us to their delightful world of wondrous adventures that came alive through doodles and drawings! The audience followed them on their sea adventure, wondering if they will return home safely from this lovely but scary watery world.

Visually rich drawings, live sound effects, stunning animation and an abundance of creative, theatrical imagination, made this a touching and exciting story and a cleverly crafted piece of ‘laugh-out-loud’ theatre.

The evening witnessed stalls such as painting and Hanbok wearing stalls- the Korean traditional attire. In addition to this, the refugee children residing in Hyderabad, under the care of the NGO - Save the Children, were there to share their stories and experiences to the audience.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019