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NABICHUM- KOREA

Also known as the “Butterfly dance” is an East Asian form of dancing known as Nabichum. This “Buddhist” dance is said to have originated from Korea and is said to be “ritualistic” in nature. Furthermore, the Nabichum is considered to be one of the most important Buddhist dance forms in Korea. a. History/origin of the […]

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BYEONGSIN CHUM- KOREA

Byeongsin Chum is an East Asian dance form mainly performed by “farmers” belonging to a lower class as a form of a satire. This “satirical” dance is said to have originated from city called Miryang located in South Korea.  The idea behind creating this dance style was to make fun of the Korean noble community […]

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TALCHUM- KOREA

Performed mainly by using a “mask” is an East Asian dance style known as Talchum. This “mask” dance is said to have originated from the Hwanghae Province located in North Korea. This dance style is said to be highly dramatic in nature, and is said to possess theatrical elements. Furthermore, the masked performers usually represent […]

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PUNGMUL- KOREA

Renowned for possessing elements belonging to “music as well as theatre” is an East Asian dance style known as Pungmul. This “traditional” style is said to have originated in South Korea during the Joseon dynasty. The performers in this dance style usually wear colourful costumes. In addition, the playing of drums by the performers also […]

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GANGGANGSULLAE- KOREA

Considered to be about 5000-years-old is an East Asian dance style known as Ganggangsullae. This “women” dance is supposed to have originated from South Korea, and is supposed to also include elements belonging to “singing and playing”. This dance is mainly performed in the province of Jeollanam-do located in the south-western coast of the country. […]

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TAEPYEONGMU- KOREA

“A great peace dance” would be the apt way to describe an East Asian style of dancing known as Taepyeongmu. This “peace” dance is said to have originated from South Korea, and is supposed to have been performed traditionally mainly in royal courts. Furthermore, there is no clarity on the origins of this unique dance […]

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SEUNGJEONMU- KOREA

Also referred to as the “Dance of Millitary Triumph” is an East Asian dance form known as Seungjeonmu. This “court” dance is said to have originated from Korea about 2000 years ago. Apparently, this dance style is supposed to comprise of two components i.e. a sword dance and a drum dance known as “mugo”. In […]

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SEUNGMU- KOREA

Created and performed mainly by “Buddhist monks” is an East Asian dance style known as Seungmu. This “Buddhist” dance form is said to have originated from South Korea, and is considered to be one of the most popular traditional dance forms in the region. Apparently, this dance has been officially declared as “South Korea’s most […]

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CHEOYONGMU- KOREA

Performed mainly by using a traditional “Korean mask” is a dance style originating from East Asia known as Cheoyongmu. This “mask” dance is said to have originated in Korea, and is considered to be one of oldest dance styles in the Korean culture. It is said to have been created during a period called “Unified […]

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BUCHAECHUM- KOREA

Performed mainly using a “fan” is a dance form belonging to East Asia known as Buchaechum. This “fan dance” is said to have originated from Korea. Generally, this dance is performed in a group mainly by women. Furthermore, in this dance the performers mainly wear a traditional Korean costume known as “Hanbok”. In addition, traditional […]

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