Traditional Korean Songs & Dance - Ciputra Artpreneur
Traditional Korean Songs Dance

: October 27, 2018


: Ciputra Artpreneur Theater

Presented by Korean Cultural Center (KCC) and organized by Yes24 ENT Indonesia, as part of 2018 A Week of Intangible Korean Cultural Heritage, will be present in the musical and dance charm of Traditional Korean Songs and Dance. The show will feature a number of stories in songs and dance such as:

  • Namhaean Byeolsingut
    Namhaean Byeolsingut (Shamanic Rite of the Southern Coastal Region) is a shamanic communal event praying for peace and safety for a village. The event, Yongseon Noreum (Yongseon Dance),- is a dance ritual consisting of Shamanic Rite of the Southern Coastal Region with high artistic value and a unique significance in Yongseon, referring to a ship transporting dead souls to the after world, traditional music and dance performed by a female shaman. A dragon assists her to link the living and the dead, repel evil, and invite fortune.
  • Namhaean Byeolsingut Subu Sinawi
    The term, Subu Sinawi, refers to the finale of the Namhaean Byeolsingut (Shamanic Rite of the Southern Coastal Region), a shamanic rite performed to console the spirits of the unknown, guiding them to the peaceful underworld. The performance presents delightfully carefree tunes and rhythms characterizing the traditional Korean shamanic music based on improvisation.
  • Gyobangchum (Gyobang Dance)
    Named after Gyobangcheong, the government agency responsible for the education of dancers who performed for important public events, including state celebrations, Gyobangchum (Gyobang Dance) is characterized by a fine combination of movements highlighting dignified femininity and dynamic actions full of energy and excitement.
  • Indonesian Folk Songs
  • Buchaechum (Fan Dance)
    This traditional Korean dance called Buchaechum (Fan Dance) is performed by a group of female dancers in court dress with peony-pained fans in their hands. The dance is famous for a variety of attractive formations and movements created by the dancers’ graceful movements and fans.
  • Pansori
    The inherited long history is sung by one person with the beat of drum. This is a kind of opera type song where one person plays one hundred casts. Especially, pansori was registered as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage by being recognized its unique artistry in 2003, and it is managed as National Intangible Cultural Heritage No. 5.
  • Daegeum Sanjo
    In this performance of instrumental, the musician, Won Jang-hyeon, conducts a sanjo (scattered melodies) solo on a daegeum (long transverse bamboo flute). His performance is marked by sophisticated musical techniques creating tunes combining sereneness with excitement.
  • Jangguchum
    In this traditional Korean dance called Jangguchum, the dancer dances with the janggu (slim waist drum) hung under her waist, playing it as she dances. The dance involves a lot of quick movements and often accompanied by a folk song the dancer herself sings.
  • Samulnori and Jindo Bukchum
    Literally meaning “play with four instruments,” Samulnori (percussion quartet) refers to an ensemble of four traditional Korean percussions, two gongs (kkwaenggwari and jing) and two drums (janggu and buk), originating from nongak (farmers music). Jindo Bukchum (Jindo drum dance), developed in Jindo Island, is a dance performed by playing a barrel drum carrying on the dancer’s shoulder.
  • Arirang
    The Korean people are very fond of Arirang, the long-standing traditional folk song of Korea. Over the years, the Arirang melody has diversified across the entire peninsula within each region. Experts estimate that there are approximately 60 different styles of the song, further broken down into as many as 3,600 versions.  The superior universality of Bonjo Arirang (Standard Arirang), the highlight of this performance, lies in the fact that it is thought of as an representative anthem of Korea that is reinterpreted among several of the world’s best musicians. Focusing upon the unique status of the song, Arirang went on to become officially registered within the UNSECO Intangible Cultural Heritage list on December 6th, 2012, symbolizing that of a world anthem. The song is recognized across the globe, ultimately serving as a universal, cultural link among Koreans and the Republic of Korea, as well as Korean and other Koreans.


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