[Interview : Haneul Cho_Main Dancer of ‘Lotus, A Flower Comes Out Once More]
2017 Jeongdong Theater Tradition Series
<Lotus, A Flower Come Out Once More>
Meeting with Haneul Cho, the Main Dancer !
It was last of March in the full of spring whether,
I visited in the rehearsal room of <Lotus, A Flower Comes Out Once More> which will be opened soon at April. 6.
I saw actors who go at their rehearsal in details even if it was the lunch time.
I interviewed Haneul Cho who acts as ‘Seo-ryon’, the main character to know more about the performance!
Let’s meet her together!
Q: Please introduce your self and your character, ‘Seo-ryeon’
A: Hello. My name is Haneul Cho and I act ‘Seo-ryeon’, the main character in the performane ‘Lotus, A Flower Comes Out Once More’. The name of ‘Seo-ryeon’ means ‘Water Lily which comes out at dawn, early in the morning’. She is the best dancer in the court who is good at play music and dance.
Q: What do you focus for describe the character ‘Seo-ryeon’?
A: In a scene where Seo-ryeon dances with Heaguem, a Korean traditional instrument, I’m doing my best to contain the emotion rather then just describe the playing of the instrument.
Q: Did you refer to any other character in Movie or Drama to describe ‘Seo-ryeon’?
A: When you see the performance, you also will find that this performance is very resemble to <Romeo and Juliet> in the part of emotion. To describe the love, conflict and sorrow, I refer to the movie. Also, I refer to a Korean historical drama, <Dong-i> where the main character play Haegeum in her joy or sorrow.
Q: What is your specially difficult thing or joyful thing to act ‘Seo-ryeon’ relative to other role that you did?
A: I have played Haeguem in many times but I’ve never dance with it.
It is very difficult to describe various emotions through the dance with the instrument
becuase I was experienced to describe the emotion only through my body.
However it became the most joyful and interest part as I’ve rehears it a lot.
Q: Performances of Jeongdong Theater mostly have a form of drama telling with Korean traditional dance.
As you are a dancer, what is the different thing compare with general dance performances?
A: The general dance performances only focus on the movement of dancer but in this performance, Chung-han Kim, the director, checked acting in very detail.
Also as Jeongdong theater has a stage which is very close to the audiences for comunication,
It is also different thing that it is easy to generously deliver the emotion and the atmosphere of the dram through the dance.
Q: Please introduce the highlight scene of <Lotus, A Flower Comes Out Once More>
A: In <Lotus, A Flower Comes Out Once More>,
the highlights is Korean traditional group dance such as sword dance, small drum dance and five drums dance
as well as the love story.
Also the haegeum play of Seo-ryeon and Daegeum play of Dodam also scenes that you should never miss.
Q: As before the opening on April.6,
Please give any recommendation to the audiences who will come to see the performance.
A: The performance <Lotus, A Flower Comes Out Once More> which will begin at the spring of April
will give you the smell of the spring and the romance like a cherry blossom.
We, all of the actors and the staffs, prepared this performance on our best. Please give more interest and love to it!
How was the interview?
Did you feel more about the performance and ‘Seo-ryeon’ through the interview?
Please give more interest to all about ‘Seo-ryeon’ on the real stage!