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Korean Dance: Pure Emotion and Energy

Korean Dance: Pure Emotion and Energy
  • Author : Curtis File
  • Publisher : Seoul Selection
  • Pub. Date : Dec 2013
  • Cover : Soft Cover
  • Dimensions (in inches) : 5.39 x 7.08 x 0.39
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 9788997639403


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  • Product Description
  • Dance has been a medium for understanding the philosophy of and emotions behind a culture. This is especially true for a country with a vast and complex history like Korea. Korean dance is a tradition that includes  every form of contemporary dance in the country, from shamanistic to folk, court to modern traditional dance, and even breakdancing. Over the past several centuries, each of these unique dance forms has attempted to convey the Korean psyche. This book aims to examine Korean dance from its primitive roots to the complex court rituals and on to the pop culture styles of today. What sets Korean dance apart from that of other cultures will also be explored. Finally, readers will be able to delve into its broad range of forms and long history and gain a better understanding of its role in society.

    Chapter 1
    Spirit of the People  10
    Respect for Nature / Self-expression / Highly Emotional / Stillness /
    Verticality / Props

    Chapter 2
    Folk Dance  20
    Commoner Dances / Professional Dances / Ritual Dance

    Chapter 3
    Court Dance  40
    Dangak Jeongjae / Hyangak Jeongjae

    Chapter 4
    The History of Korean Dance  56
    Prehistoric Dances / Gojoseon / The Three Kingdoms / Goryeo Dynasty / Joseon Dynasty / New Traditional Dance

    Chapter 5

    Modern Dance  70
    Ballet / B-boying / Meet the Crews / Competing on the Global Scene

    Chapter 6
    Dancers and Choreographers  82
    The Dances of Royalty / Touches of Modernity / Preserving Tradition

    National Gugak Center  94
    Modern Traditional Performance Halls  97
    Education Centers  100

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