Hyangdangmu in Anseong refers to a traditional dance that originated from the Akga Muhak Training Center in Anseong, Gyeonggi-do. The origin of Hyangdangmu is several, including the theory that the descendants of the willow baby, a government official of the Geuknu Pavilion, which was built to commemorate the victory after the reign of King Gongmin of the Goryeo Dynasty, danced in honor of its spirit. The village ritual, dongje, Sadangpae nori, and dances performed by government officials and frauds in Anseong and Jincheon area have been performed in the area. The dancers were mainly composed of Jae-in, Gisaeng, and Min-cho, but considering the terms of dance in Chinese characters and the terms comparing the geographical names, it can be said that they joined the literati as well as the literati.
There are about 40 kinds of dances handed down from Hyangdangmu in Anseong, which are divided into masculine and feminine dances according to their personality. Thirteen types of hwarangmu, including Gyeongcheon Barye Mu, Bonghwang Geumran Mu, pray for the prosperity of the king's Mansumu River and the royal family, and Jang Gummu, Gungmu Samu, and Dosan Muryeong, are regarded as masculine hwarangmu lineage.
On the other hand, 15 kinds of dances, including Hakkwa dance, which is performed with a white towel, Hongaeksugeon dance, which expresses a woman's sorrow, and Chae Seonhyang dance, which performs various techniques and dances according to the Sanjo song with a fan, as well as Buddhist dance, Buddhist dance, and Gomyeong dance, have been handed down to the gisaengs in Anseong area.
The accompaniment music of Hyangdangmu in Anseong is divided into court music, folk music, sanjo and military music, and the dance moves are diverse and difficult. The dance content and entertainment vary depending on the status because it is a dance that has a lot of different people using martial arts.
In 1990, Hyangdangmu, which was discovered by local residents including Anseong Cultural Center, was designated as an intangible cultural asset by Yi Seok-dong and Yu Cheong-ja as an assistant administrator in 2000. Yi Seok-dong's deceased Hu Cheong-ja is serving as the chairman of the Preservation Society and is striving to succeed Anseong Hyangdangmu.