Yangban Hides Behind a Toddler

Korean Mask Dance Dramas

Yangban Hides Behind a Toddler

Goseong Ogwangdae's Bibi wants to eat the upper-class yangban, but the yangban pretends to be a mother walking a toddler (temporarily kidnapped from the audience). Afraid that Bibi will frighten the child, the yangban covers her eyes. This type of audience interaction and sudden ad-libs are more common with some groups (and players) than with others. 

2010, Andong International Mask Dance Festival, Andong