How to tell a story with a tightrope 2012/05/27, Source, [ARTIST IN FOCUS]
Kim Dae-kyun contemplates as he answers questions during an interview. The jultagi (tightrope walking) performer says walking and meditation help him create plots and narratives that speak to people. By Park Sang-moon
The stage is a rope one-inch thick and ten feet above the ground. You walk, run, sit and jump on it - all while sticking to the story and engaging in dialogue with other performers on the ground and people sitting in the stands. Jultagi - Korea's 1,300-year-old tightrope walking technique with 40 different styles - was given intangible heritage status by Unesco in November of last year. While it is an honor for supporters of jultagi, it would be safe to say that no one was as overwhelmed by the news as Kim Dae-kyun, Korea's Important Intangible Cultural Heritage No. 58,...More
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