Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Zone B Independent Project

The Chun Ji In Suite, 2008
Photo: David Hou

Suitable for all ages

Jeng Yi

Tent & Semaphore

Jeng Yi - A Korean Performing Arts Ensemble
Han Choi - Toronto, Canada

Performance Art

Inspired by the all-night shaman rituals of Korea, Jeng Yi performs a suite of 12 percussion works dedicated to the 12 guardian spirits. Playing throughout the night, the ensemble aims to complete 12 performances of this suite by daybreak.

The song order for each performance is determined by chance: the ensemble will perform the repertoire in an order prescribed by the drawing of sticks. 12 banners, representing each song and spirit, are then hung in the order of the draw. These banners, designed by artist Han Choi, also frame the space in which Jeng Yi will perform and entertain the guardian spirits, and secure their cooperation for the upcoming winter season.

Jeng Yi gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council in the development of this project.

Jeng Yi is a Korean performing arts ensemble based in Toronto. Formed in 1998, they are dedicated to reinterpreting traditional art forms of Korea.


Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor Street West

This project is indoors.