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5,000 Years of Korean Soul

  • 2020.12.4
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    This dance, also known as Sinkal dasinmu, is performed with hanji hanging in both hands at the end of a long bamboo called Sinkal.

    The dance, which is not much now, was passed down from the late Yi Dong-an, who was active in Namsadangpae, and was re-established by Moon Il-ji, and was later re-enacted by Gye Hyeon-sun at the National Folk Gugak Center.

    The abundant movement of the earth, which seems to stay in the air while soothing the soul, is characterized by its graceful, neatness and power as if it were heading to heaven.

    ○ Dance/Gye Hyun-soon, music director/attraction, storytelling/refusal
  • 2020.12.14
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    Janggu dance is a dance in which a janggu is held obliquely around the shoulder and accompanied by various rhythms.

    It is an exciting dance in which a woman moves her feet lightly with a unique gait called a magpie's step, with a well-rounded waist around the women in line with folk songs such as Shingosan Taryeong, Cheongchunga, and Gyeongbokgung Taryeong.

    In 1991, Cho Hung-dong selected music as his first work, studied each dance move, and choreographed it to express the excitement and style of our woman in his collection.

    ○ Flute/Lee Ho-jin, Daegeum/Moon Jae-deok, Haegeum/Kim Ji-hee, Gayageum/Mungyeong-ah, Janggu/Jung Joon-ho, Jing/Park Eun-ha, Buk/Baek Jin-seok, Janggu/Kim Su-yong, Kkwaenggwari/Oh Young-hwan
  • 2020.12.24
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    Chilgomu is colorful and energetic with seven large drums hanging on the frame and dancing while drumming.
  • 2021.1.4
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    Pungryuakjimu is a representative dance that has been handed down in Yeongnam area, and is a dance that expresses the beauty of deotboegi and the natural atmosphere as an art.
  • 2021.1.14
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    ♡ Among the pansori Chunhyangga, a love story between Chunhyang and Mongryong, the two-member act portrays the love song as a cute and delicate dance.
  • 2021.1.24
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    ♡ "Byeokpa Ipchum Gain yeo-ok" is a piece of free style dance choreographed by Park Jae-hee(Byeokpa).

    Ipchum dance was originally emphasized improvisation without any specific dance moves or composition, but gradually became independent.

    Ga-in Yeo-ok, which means "a woman as beautiful as a jade," is a work that expresses the heart of a woman who is graceful, restrained, yet excited and stylish.

    ○ Dance/Park Jae-hee (Professor of Cheongju University, Chairman of the Byeokpa Dance Research Association)
  • 2021.2.4
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    Dosalpuri dance, in which the dance of Gyeonggi-do Danggutpan is staged, features the beauty of the line drawn with a long towel, restrained dance moves, and colorful foot steps.

    From this performance, audiences can feel the original form of Kim Sook-ja's dosalpuri dance by Yang Gil-soon's dance moves.☆
  • 2021.2.14
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    ☆ The drum beat created by the Korean pulse sound, a feast with large and small brushes, and the dance color that changes depending on the rhythm and pitch of the drum, and the loudness of the drum were shown to the fullest extent possible.
  • 2021.2.24
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    ☆It is a Korean creative dance that maximizes self-discipline through physical performance (Seonmu-do) in accordance with Buddhist rituals.

    The last piece left with the retirement of former National Dance Company artistic director Bae Jeong-hye, 'Bara Seonmudo' was created based on Bae Jung-hye's 12 dance breathing techniques and using 'Bara' as props to maximize them.

    "The 50th Year of the National Dance Company: Our Dance Collection" was recorded as a survey by the audience and a work that received the best response and favorable reviews from critics during the performance.
  • 2021.3.4
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    ☆12che Gyobangjanggo-chum(dance) of Han Hye-gyeong Janggo-chum preservation society
    Completed Korean traditional dance, monk dance, salpuri dance
  • 2021.3.14
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    ☆It is a work that was reconstructed based on the Lee Mae-bang ryu(style) dance 'Sapungjeonggam'.

    It is a dance that expresses the splendid appearance of a seonbi(classical scholar) enjoying pungnyu, and the masculine dynamism and delicacy are harmonizing as well.
  • 2021.3.24
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    ☆This piece is a combination of Taekwondo(a traditional martial art) and beautiful dance. It is a thrilling stage that celebrates 'Taekwon Mugong(distinguished military service)' through Taekyeon swords of female dancers and Taekwondo dances of male dancers.
  • 2021.4.4
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    ☆Cheoyong-mu is a dance in a Cheoyong mask. It is also called Obang Cheoyong-mu, which is the only dance in the shape of a human being among royal dances of Korea.

    It is based on a myth that Cheoyong, who lived during the reign of King Heongang of the Unified Silla Dynasty (r. 875-886), sang a song he wrote and danced in front of a deity who was about to commit a crime against his wife, defeating the ghosts.
  • 2021.4.14
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    Cheoyongmu, National Intangible Cultural Property No. 39

    ○ Dance/Choi Byung-jae, Park Sung-ho, Kim Chung-woo, Jeong Hyun-do, Kim Jin-woo, Map/Lee Jong-ho
    ○ Jipbak/Lee Sang-won, Flute/Kim Sung-joon/Lee Jong-moo, Daegeum/Lee Seung-yeop/Lee Oh-hoon, Haegeum/Sa Hyun-wook/Han Gap-soo, Janggu/Hong Seok-bok, Jwa/An Seong-il, Changsha/Moonhyun/Kim Byung-oh

    ○ Hosting and filming/National Gukak Center
  • 2021.4.24
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    ☆ Jukganja/Lee Yoon-jung/Lee Do-kyung
    Hyeopmu/Kim Chung-woo, Jung Hyun-do, Kim Seo-ryang, Kim Jin-woo, Kim Hyun-woo

    It was one of the newly created Dangak Jeongjae during the reign of King Sunjo of the Joseon Dynasty. Prince Hyomyeong named after Jangsaengboyeonji-ak(music) from Song dynasty in 1829 (the 29th year of King Sunjo's reign). There are four dances that Jukkanja leads Dancers to enter and exit, including "Jangsaengboyeonji-mu."