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Traditional Korean Dancing Posted by on Dec 14, 2010 in Culture

Traditional Korean dances vary in style and intricacy. For more on Korean dances, try this article https://blogs.transparent.com/korean/korean-dances/ and this article https://blogs.transparent.com/korean/traditional-korean-dances/. In the mean time, here are three more different styles of Korean dance :

The Bukcheong sajanoreum (북청사자놀음) dance is a lion dance to ward off evil spirits. It’s thought that lions have the ferocity to scare the evil spirits away. There are two dancers in each lion costume (which in my opinion looks more like a wholly mammoth than a lion).

Hagyeon hwadae hapseolmu (학연화대합설무) is a royal court dance that mimics the movement of cranes. It’s a formal dance that used to be performed for the king, his household and the nobles of the court.

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  1. fatim308:

    a really useful info for me…thanks!