A rare cultural occasion brought to the theatre: Korean shamanism engages communication with the heavens, played out on stage. This work compiles Halmi (Korean mask play), breaking the boundaries of tradition with a form of shamanic exorcism known as gut (pronounced 'goot). Unhappy souls are appeased and are finally able to leave this world without leaving behind any lingering attachments. These combined performances serve not only to comfort the souls of the dead but also to pray for the safety of the living. 'A Korean jewel' (Le Figaro).