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Taepyeongmu (Dance of great peace)
Source : 국립국악원[National Gugak Center]
The Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles (Wijin Park, Director) presents a special K-Performance Series(4) Taepyeongmu (Dance of great peace)
Taepyeongmu is a dance performed to pray for peace and prosperity of the country.
Han Seong-jun, a famed dancer and drummer of the 1900s, created this dance by reconfiguring a shamanistic dance of Gyeonggi-do. A male and a female dancer disguised as the king and the queen display grand and gorgeous movements.
Rhythms of the dance are more complicated and individual than those of other dances. This dance features delicate and graceful movements.
The version performed by Yi Dong-an displays harmony between joyousness, chic and grandeur as well as a mixture of folksy plainness and aristocratic quality.
The version performed by Gang Seon-yeong is redolent of solemnity and grandeur, displaying expansive steps together with gracious and gorgeous arm movements.
Taepyeongmu is the dance with the most gracious footwork among Korean traditional dances.
Taepyeongmu has been designated Korea's Intangible Cultural Property No. 92.
Please enjoy the high artistic quality Korean dance, Taepyeongmu
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Players from The Folk Music Group, National Gugak Center
○ Dance : Sungho Park, Jieun Lee, Seungyeon Chung, Kyungsoon Park, Dongyeon Im, Hakyung Lee
○ Players : Kwangyeop Hwang(Piri), Choonghwan Kim(Daegeum), Sunkoo Kim(Haegeum), Youngkil Kim(Ajaeng), Sangin Park(Kkwaenggwari), ByungHyuk Kang(Jing), Sooyong Kim(Janggu), Ohsung Kwon(Bara)