organisation

Yeong Theatre[Also written Young, Yung or Yong]

극단 영 (Geukdan Yeong)

Korean theatre specializing in shadow puppetry. The company was founded in 1982 by Kang Sung-kyun (Gang Seong-gyun). Yeong Theatre is the first troupe to present shadow theatre in Korea. It gave a performance of The Three Little Pigs (1982, Space Theatre) for children and Manseokjung nori (1983, Munye-hoegwan Theatre) for adults.

Yeong Theatre took part in international festivals in Japan (1986), in Hungary (1994), Ostrava in the Czech Republic, and Magdebourg (UNIMA Festival, 2000). It has appeared regularly since 1989 at the puppet festival in Chuncheon.

(See Korea.)