Gyeongsangnam-do Intangible Cultural Property No. 3 Hanryangmu


Everlasting Legacies of Korea

Gyeongsangnam-do Intangible Cultural Property No. 3 Hanryangmu +

Classification Intangible Cultural Property
Designated date 1979.5.2
location Jinju-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
Hallyangmu is a dance drama in which a monk and a woman are seduced by dance. Hallyang refers to a nobleman who plays and eats without a certain government post.

The origin is unknown, but it was performed as a play by Sadangpae in the late Joseon Dynasty, and it was recorded in Jeong Hyeon-seok's "Gyobangga" during the reign of King Gojong (r. 1863-1907), suggesting that it was popular in the late Joseon Dynasty's. After 1910, it became popular in Kibang (Parasite).

The dance features musicians, hallyang, monks, saksi, jumo, byeolgam, sangjwa, and Madangsoe, which are composed of dance moves and clothes with different personalities depending on their roles. In the case of Hanryang, a pavilion is worn on Dopo, a pavilion is worn on the roof of the palace, and Saekshi wears a red ginseng in Mongdu-ri and a jokduri. Seung-ri wears lyrics on her acceptance and writes a small fart. The content satirizes the decadence of the Joseon Dynasty, which punishes corrupt scholars, dead men, chastity-free bride, and lazy officials.

It is no exaggeration to say that Han Liangmu is the epitome of men's dance because it is the first dramatic dance that was played in the gisaeng world among Korean mask dramas, and it retains dynamism and masculinity. It is also meaningful in that it is not a dance of the royal court, nor a pure folk dance, but a dance drama of the Gyobang class. Kim Duk-myung, the owner of the entertainment show, and six others are continuing their careers.


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