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January 16, 2012

Jump Start: Korean Drama Gets a Kick in the Pants

Filed under: Uncategorized — kylelawrence @ 12:45 pm

Actors struggle with mixed martial arts choreography. By Kyle Mullin for The Beijinger, January 2012

It’s never easy to charm your in-laws, but imagine having to woo and subdue them with kung fu dance moves. This is the fate that befalls one man in Jump, the comic martial arts performance that reimagines a traditional Korean story – about a boy courting an entire family to win their daughter’s hand – with the help of thumping music, peppy fighting and manic break-dancing. These fast-paced elements take the place of dialogue, making the show fit for audiences of all languages and backgrounds.

“It is really hard to act without lines,” says Sung- Yul Noh, who stars as the son-in-law. “Instead, I think the words in my mind while performing, so others can feel my expressions through the gestures.”

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KOREAN DRAMA

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http://www.thebeijinger.com/blog/2012/01/15/Jump-Start-Korean-Drama-Gets-a-Kick-in-the-Pants

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