Monthly Archives: June 2008

the myth of ten-thousand things

The Project

The Myth of Ten-Thousand Things is a new work of performance based in collaboration, storytelling and appreciation for cultural difference. Developing aspects of p’ansori, a Korean oral narrative form rooted in ancient Shamanist rituals, we will relate the contemporary history of the unaccountable number of internationally adopted Korean orphans and Korean birth parents. The work will address issues of identity and displacement which are common to many of us, but find particular poignancy in the family divisions wrought by international adoption, modernization and political/geographical division on the Korean peninsula. We will present the work-in-progress at lectures and workshops leading toward a fully staged production to be presented in both Korea and the United States in 2011. Taking performance as our structure, we will create a new language for cultural exchange and form the basis for relationships which will extend far beyond the work itself.