On a sweltering midsummer night, a restless group of women assemble to do the laundry. At some point, the labor overlaps with play, the action of washing and drying transcends into the ritual of purification.
Pallae: Womanhood Story, one of the most well-known pieces from the repertoire of Nam Jeongho, the artistic director, illuminates a contemporary perspective on labor, kinship and sense of community among women. After its premiere, Pallae: Womanhood Story has been invited to perform internationally, including in France and Russia, receiving acclaim from the local press, “a mundane process of doing the laundry transcended into a sublime scene, through the disposition of multiple acts with different implications”(Kommersant Daily, Russia)
As the first performance programmed for 2021 at the Korea National Contemporary Dance Company (KNCDC), Pallae: Womanhood Story will be brought back to the stage in a new adaptation, with unique, agile and dynamic performers.