I don't think she became a common prostitute. The contest ended with Mayheong (sp?) saying Jini was the best artist/dancer, so it looked to me as tho she could have the troup's sanction to be an artist. She was wearing an immaculate white jacket and furry vest, not starving anymore, so maybe she still taught gisaeng sometimes and performed in public places sometimes. ? Maybe it's just wishful thinking.
I think that she probably had quite a bit of her own money. Remember early on in the series the men were talking abou how expensive Jini's company was? How she'd take houses as payment? I think she had a fully funded 401K! ;D
But she was starving when she was helped by the teacher; no one put coins in her bowl, so she was without resources then.
Post by CaptainVideo on Mar 25, 2007 21:54:39 GMT -5
I totally enjoyed the series and now that it's over, I can reveal a little bit that I learned. There were supposed to be several more episodes, but for some reason they cut the series while she's in her early 20's; she lived to 54, so there's a possibility that there will be at least one more series to continue the story.
Fiction or not, I thought the ideals of holding true to one's art and not giving in to the trappings of commercial success were well put and showed a noble spirit. I particularly loved the scene in which she dances withe the farmers; that's exactly what it looked like in the parking lot after a Grateful Dead concert. Another scene that grabbed me was the chrysanthemum in the water. There's a dance that replicates that motion which utilizes all of the dancers to form the flower and they make the petals sway in the wind, it's really cool to see. Now that I think about it, I wonder if she had anything to do with composing that dance......
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