Babyopera in collaboration with Babyart (Seoul Korea) present:


MAGO is inspired by the creation myth from Korea where the giant goddess, Grandmother Mago, created mountains and formed hills and rivers with her urine and excrement. The myth explains the magical and beautiful mystery of nature and its creation. We need poetry, pictures, music and dance to describe, fantasize about and celebrate the mystery. – We need to recreate the mystery of creation! This performance for the youngest audience, is created with Sami joik and Korean traditional dance and invites the audience to an experience of joy and tranquility, beauty and surprises.

The Nordic – Korean Connection: MAGO is a collaboration between Norwegian Babyopera and Korean Babyart, in co-production with Beaivvas Sami National Theatre. It is a result of Korea-Nordic Connnection; a cooperation and exchange programme connecting Korean and Nordic performing arts professionals working with young audiences (ages 0-18). It aims to build a solid foundation for long-term artistic collaboration, exchange and networks between the countries. The Norwegian partners are PAHN (Performing Arts Hub Norway) and the Korean partners are KAMS (Korean Arts Management Service) and ASSITEJ Korea.



Idea, concept and direction: Christina Lindgren 

Music composition: Torgeir Vassvik 

Choreography: Hyun Kim
Assistant Choreography: Ka Hyun Kim 

Scenography: Yun Kyung Bae/ Huasis

Costume design: Christina Lindgren
Co-design Costume of Musician: Ramona Irene Myrseth and Sally Page Turner

Performing artists: Mijeong Yoon/ Byeol Kang  and Torgeir Vassvik (original cast Gun Kim and Torgeir Vassvik)

Soundscape entrance area: Sujin Lee

Illustration: Iuliia Goncharenko

Graphic design: Design Eight

Photo: Sung-Woon Choi

Video production: Production GROOJAMCostume production: Sunwoo Chun and Sally Page Turner

Production management: Babyart with Hee Sun Kim (Korea) and Babyopera with Christina Lindgren/ Mari Baade (Norway)

MAGO is a co-production between Babyart and Babyopera in co-production with Sami National Theater Beaivvas 


Supported by:
The Norwegian Arts Council

PAHN (Performing Arts Hub Norway)

Sami Arts Council

Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea 

KAMS (Korean Arts Management Service)

Korea Creative Content Agency

Seoul Metropolitan Government





Excerpts from the guest book: 

  • Thank you very much for a great performance. It is made with respect for children and their sensuous way of being. All the children were delighted, and it was a great experience for us, both young and old. Very nice to be able to explore the instruments and the surroundings afterwards. Kindergarten
  • A thousand thanks for a lovely performance. Beautiful. We enjoyed ourselves so much! Audience member 
  • What a magic!!!!!!! Whew! Audience member
  • Thank you so much for an incredible show for babies. We loved the movements and music. Audience member
  • Thank you very much for a beautiful and sensual experience for young and old. Audience member
  • Incredible fine-tuned and meditative performance and experience!! Audience member
  • Thank you for a wonderful performance. Thanks also for the interesting chat with the director afterwards.
  • The students on the kindergarten teacher training program have gained an invaluable experience! 
  • Thank you for a wonderful performance! We have been here twice. Audience member
  • Fantastic show, exciting and fascinating to see how excited the children and adults were. Audience host
  • Thank you for a very inspiring and powerful performance. Audience member
  • Many thanks to MAGO for a fantastic performance. Both children and adults enjoyed the music and dancing. It was very funny and a little scary 🙂 Kindergarten
  • Thanks to MAGO for many impulses for our young audience of 1, 2 and 3 years. Very inspiring for them, and lovely for us who are almost 60 years, too. Kindergarten
  • A graceful performance! Audience member
  • Thank you from the bottom of my heart for a magical performance. Audience member



Premiere: July 27th 2018 The Oil Tank Culture Park Seoul, South Korea

July 28th and 29th 2018: The Oil Tank Culture Park Seoul, South Korea

December 4th and 5th 2018: Showbox Festival Oslo, Norway

December 8th, 9th, 10, 11th, 13th, 14th and 15th 2018:  Sami National Theatre Beaivvas, Norway

May 14th and 15th 2019: KINA-festival Ishyo Arts Centre, Kigali, Rwanda

October 7th 2019: Momjit Theatre, Chun-cheon Cultural Foundation, Chun-cheon City, South Korea 

October 10~13th 2019: The Oil Tank Culture Park, Seoul, South Korea 

November 30th till December 10th 2022: Det Norske Teater, Oslo, Norway

December 14th till 16th 2022: Cinnober Teater, Göteborg, Sweden