The performance “Lotus, A Flower Comes Out Once More” which started on April 6 2017 finished on October 29.
“Lotus..” is a fiction which is set in the court of Joseon Dynasty
and it is story about the love and parting between Seoryon, the best dancer in the court, and Dodam, the best worrier in the court.
The story is described by the colorful dance of Korean tradition.
As it has the dignity of Korean traditional description and traditional dance, beautiful spectacle and wonderful music,
it has been well-received by the audience from April to October.
The scene where Soryeon dances playing a Korean traditional instrument, ‘Haeguem’, was the best impressive. The melody played by protagonist, Seoryeon, made a beautiful atmosphere and sensation of immersion.
At 8pm, on Sunday, October 29.
It was very touching to see the last scene of the last performance.
<Lotus, A Flower Comes Out Once More> had totally 381 times of performances during 6 months.
I can not imagine how was the feeling of the actors preparing the last performance today.
After the last performance was finished, the ‘photo time’ service of Jeongdong Theater was offered as usual.
It was very interesting for the foreign audiences so there were many foreign audiences including Japanese on the last day.
Even though the story was based on the Korean traditional tale, the performance was very interpretable for the foreign audiences.
Also, it was a performance to feel the colorful dance of the Korean tradition
from the smooth motion of female dancers to the powerful group dance of male dancers.
The actors showed big smile for the last photo time.
It seems like that they keep comforting their sorrow of parting with laughing.
After finishing the performance and the photo time, all of the actors gathered on the stage.
And for the last performance, Chunghan Kim, the director and choreographer of the performance came and join.
The actors and dancers embraced each other with the sorrow of parting.
I feel very sad to think that I can not see the performance which had has been staged from April to October any more.
However, I can keep the memories in my mind and I think it is the merit of the performance.
For the memory, the actors took pictures on the stage.
The long journey of “Lotus, A Flower Comes Out Once More” from April 6 to October 29 was finished.
“Lotus, A Flower Comes Out Once More” may blossom in the heart of the audiences and the actors as a beautiful memory.
Thanks to the actors and staffs who involved in the performance! And Thanks to the audiences!
Good bye Lotus!