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Ganggangsullae(Women's Circle Dance)

Performing Arts

Thursday, August 06, 2020

K-Performance Series(8) Ganggangsullae(Women's Circle Dance)

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Source : 국립국악원(National Gugak Center)

The Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles (Wijin Park, Director) presents a special K-Performance Series(8) Ganggangsullae(Women's Circle Dance).

Ganggangsullae was recognized as Intangible Assets in 1966 and UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009.

It was recognized as a work of community-based cultural art that sublimates dance and folk culture. Through play, the society could cultivate community cohesion and strengthen intercommunication.

The Ganggangsullae dance is the most representative activity during Chuseok. Ganggangsullae is enjoyed by women under the moonlight while singing 'Ganggangsullae' around the time of the great harvest, Chuseok.

People had been enjoyed the Ganggangsullae dance to end up spending the entire night under the bright full moon.

The Ganggangsullae song is performed with one singer in the lead and the others following in unison. It has a cheerful and repetitive melody. It begins with the slow tempo, but slowly moves into the medium then changes to fast tempo with the dance movements following.

Please enjoy Ganggangsullae performance video.

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Performed by National Middle School of Traditional Arts 'Korean Dance Group'
Performer group : Gaeun Kim, Nayool Kim, Bokyung Kim, Yoorina Park, Jin Yoon, Seungah Lee, Seunghyun Im, Eunsoo Chun, Kyusun Chung, Hyunkyung Cho, Boha Han, Sooyeon Hong

Last Update : 05-14-2021