Besides having many tourist attractions, Korea has a diversity of cultural expressions, and one of them is dance. Korean traditional dance (Hanguk Muyong) can be divided into two categories: palace dances and folk dances. In its history, ancient Korean people danced and sang as part of their ritual worship. They also danced to express soul and excitement. Korean society also still use their traditional dances as a means to promote Korean culture. Some Korean traditional royal dances are:
Mugo is also called the “drum dance” and is part of the Seungjeonmu war dance. This dance is performed by 8 dancers a drum in the middle. The colors in their outfits symbolize the directions of the wind: black color is north, red is south, blue is east and white is west. All of the dancers hold drum beaters. The dance is accompanied by typical Korean palace music, like Dongdongok and Muaegok.
This dance was originally created by Prince Hyomyeong in 1829 to please his father, King Sunjo. A large vase containing peonies is placed in the center of the stage, and two groups of dancers pick the flowers and dance with them. This dance is usually accompanied by the rhythm of Changsha.
The Korean folk dance is the dance that has been popularized by the community. These dances originated from various religious rites and ceremonies and are danced in a wide variety of folk celebrations. Below are some examples of Korean folk dance:
This dance is a more like a drama, but with dance, conversation, and song. The dance has ben developed and has different regions have their own variations.
This is most famous dance in South Korea. It was originally performed by monks and accompanied by Buddhist music. Seungmu dancers wear robes (jangsam) with long sleeves and a white veil. According to some dancers, the Seungmu dance is Korea’s most beautiful and most complicated dance.
This dance is performed in groups and is one of the most popular dances in other countries. It is performed by a group of female dancers holding colorful fans. The essence of the dance is in the variety of movements with the fan. The costumes are called “hanbok”, which are brightly colored. The fans are decorated with large pink peonies and edged with pink feathers.
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