Korea, From Folk To Court

Featuring Fan Dance . Taepyeongmu . Sword Dance . Geom mu . Puchaechum . Samgomu . Three Drums dance . Young ji mu . Hyang bal mu . Choon Aeng Jeon . Moo Go Drum Dance . Jangguchum . Bian Ying Hua . Ou Hey Ya! . HanRyangMoo . Harvest Dance . Modern korean dance

Official Seoul City Tourism : In shamanism, the indigenous belief system of Korea, a shaman performs a gut or exorcism to receive power and energy from the “spirit world.” Then the shaman dances to rid him or herself of “sal,” which might be defined as a curse, evil spell, hex, or negative energy. Salpuri is a dance to banish the sal.

gokmu.com : Many researchers consider seungmu the best Korean dance because its costumes are very colorful, it has the widest range of motions, and it has diverse rhythms from the drums.

Wikipedia : Korean traditional dance originated in ancient shamanistic rituals thousands of years ago. By the time of the later Korean kingdoms, Goryeo and Joseon, in the 2nd millennium CE, Korean traditional dance benefited from regular support of the royal court, numerous academies, and even an official ministry of the government.

Seoul Culture : Taepyeongmu, or “Dance for Peaceful Reign”, is a traditional court dance danced to pray for peace and prosperity of the Joseon dynasty and the nation. For the dance, a male dancer wears nambok, or “male dress”, while a female dancer wears formal court dress.

Friendly Korea : The fan dance (Buchaechum) is regarded as the most unique Korean traditional dance. The dancer wears a jokduri ( a head piece worn by a bride at traditional marriage ) and Dangui , a coat worn over a skirt, with sleeves and a phoenix emblem embroidered on both sides.

People Like Me : Dancers of Geommu wear Hanbok Kwaeja (overcoat), Jeon-Dae (belt), and Jeon-Rip (military style cap). Hanbok is the traditional Korean dress that consists of Chima (a skirt) and Jeogori (a jacket). These elements combine to form a stylized version of the Joseon Dynasty military uniform.

The National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts : Hallyang refers to a man who lives in the countryside, enjoying nature after retiring from his government post. There are two kinds of Hallyangmu: one is a type of dance drama in which the conflict between a hallyang and a Buddhist monk, fighting over a woman, is described; the other is an improvisational dance without a fixed form.

reportshop.co.kr : Many people think that our traditional dance tends not to stick to its own norm but to let it go freely. They call such kind of dance improvised dance. The variableness of the dance provided both the positive and negative images to dance critics and dancers.