Troy may be defeated, but never forgotten – and its women endure as survivors amid the aftermath of a ten-year war with the Greeks.
Ong Keng Sen’s epic paints the parallels between the trauma and wrath faced by the Trojan Women and the pain Korean women have lived through across decades of war and division. Through the waves of the pansori music, the women make this story their own, celebrating the importance of female solidarity in the face of adversity through music and movement.
I find this is a tricky show to review. Since leaving the auditorium, I’ve been trying to reconcile myself with very polarising aspects of this production.