Elephants Laugh


Ever since this Korean ensemble was founded in 2009, Elephants Laugh has travelled around the world presenting stage creations in which they always involve local communities so that they can be part of them, exploring social issues in an effort to encourage audiences to reflect on how they perceive themselves and the limits of our society. 

The performance art piece which they will be presenting in Madrid, Muljil, is a reference to the women divers of the island of Jeju (known as haenyeo) and their way of gathering seafood which basically means they risk their lives by diving into the depths without any equipment. As far as Elephants Laugh is concerned, the company (which is directed by the creator Jinyeob Lee), the fine lines between life and death that the haenyeo encounter when diving certainly exist in our own daily lives because, although we may be just as separated as islands are, we are all awash in the same sea.

A production by Elephants Laugh

In collaboration with the Korean Cultural Centre in Spain






Director LEE Jinyeob

Writer SHIN Jaewook

Actors SEO Hyun Sung, MA Kwanghyun, LEE Jaeho, KIM Joonbong, LEE Aeri

Technical stage director KIM Junkyu

Lighting Design SHIN Dongseon, JEONG Hayoung

Sound Design SERT Jimmy

Costume design KIM Gyonginn

Producer  CHOI Bongmin

Fund Commissioned by Ansan Street Arts Festival, Seoul Street Arts Creation Center
Supported by Arts Council Korea
Associated with Producer Group DOT


From 17th of August to 19th of August

Duration​: 60 minutes


Matadero Madrid - Square A


Place of employment information:


  • Renfe: Embajadores
  • Metro: Legazpi (líneas 3, 6)
  • Bus: 123, 22, 79, 148, 18, 6, 78, 45, 8, 19, 247, 47, 59, 62, 76, 85, 86, 156, 180, T32
  • Bicimad: Estación 177 (calle Bolívar, 3)

Veranos de la Villa Festival 2022 poster

Madrid City Council's Department of Culture, Tourism and Sport makes the Veranos de la Villa 2022 posters created by Borja Bonafuente available for download.

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