SEOUL, SOUTH KOREASEPTEMBER 19, 2020SOURCE: AFPTV
1. Mid shot Car in foreground performer juggling2. Mid shot People clap through car windows as performer juggles3. Mid shot Reflection of person clapping from inside of car as performer juggles on stage4. Wide shot Cars parked around stage
5. SOUNDBITE 1 - Yu Hye-jin, Attendee (female, 33 years old, Korean, 10 sec): "I was sad that I couldn't watch the performances because of COVID-19 but I am so glad that we can see it in this way."
6. Cutaway: Mid shot Performer climbs out of small car on stage 7. Cutaway: Mid shot Reflection in mirror of people watching on from car
8. SOUNDBITE 2 - Yu Hye-jin, Attendee (female, 33 years old, Korean, 11 sec): "(Being in our car) means we have our own private space, so I think watching performances in cars is great. I think that it can be done in the future, with other performances like musicals."
9. Wide shot Stage with acrobatic performers is lifted in on crane10. Mid shot Acrobatic performer in hoop as stage lifts in11. Mid shot Cars in foreground as stage is lifted in12. Close-up Acrobatic performer13. Mid shot People watch from car as stage floats in14. Wide shot Acrobatic performance
15. SOUNDBITE 3 - Lee Sung-hyung, Circus performer (male, 40 years old, Korean, 19 sec): "Normally, during a performance, there's lots of interaction with the audience. But I had to re-imagine and re-think of new ways to go about my performance because of this new way of a drive-in audience."
16. Cutaway: Mid shot Stage lifts off with acrobatic performance below 17. Cutaway: Mid shot Acrobatic performnce
18. Mid shot Acrobatic performance with cars in background
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South Koreans defy virus to attend drive-in circus
Seoul, Sept 20, 2020 (AFP) - A clown juggled and acrobats launched themselves through the air above a stage in an open field in Seoul at the weekend as the audience watched from the safety of their cars, cocooned from the risk of coronavirus.The annual circus -- usually held in May -- was pushed back twice this year because of the virus until organisers turned it into a drive-in event."The performing arts are very important even during a pandemic," said Cho Beong-hee, manager of the Seoul Street Art Creation Centre."So we came up with different ideas in trying to make this event happen and the drive-in option was chosen as it was deemed the safest idea."Each event allows 30 cars to park in front of the stage, while the event is also streamed online for free.The lack of interaction with the audience posed new challenges for the performers."I had to re-imagine and re-think new ways to go about my performance," said Lee Sung-hyung, a performer at the circus.The crowd clapped and honked car horns as acrobats swung above the giant stage, hoisted by a crane.In the audience, Yu Hye-jin said she was satisfied with her seat."I think watching performances in cars is great," she said, adding, "I think it can be done in the future, with other performances like musicals."sh/fox