Artists Give Rain Calling Performance, Express Farmers' Agony at Soyang Lake | Be Korea-savvy

Artists Give Rain Calling Performance, Express Farmers’ Agony at Soyang Lake


CHUNCHEON, Jun. 23 (Korea Bizwire)A group of artists expressed their support for farmers distressed about the worst drought in 42 years, by holding a rain calling performance on June 22 at the dock of Soyang Lake, where a dam has reached a record-low flow.

A pantomime artist, a performance art director, dancers and a sound artist participated in creating and holding the performance of dancing and asking the ‘sky’ to grant farmers’ desperate wish.

The dancers soaked in mud expressed the farmers’ agony on a giant piece of fabric with a drawing of an eel.

The Soyang River Dam decreased its amount of discharge flow, which usually stayed at 50 tons per second, to 5.4 tons per second on June 22.


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