Cheoyongmu

Cheoyongmu

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Cheoyongmu is a representative Korean mask dance based on the legend of Cheoyeong, a son of the Dragon King of the Eastern Sea. It is also the oldest surviving Korean court dance created during the Unified Silla period. Cheoyongmu also has been considered as a shamanistic dance because it was performed to drive off evil spirits at the end of the year.Korean masks have a long tradition with use in a variety of contexts. They were used in war, on both soldiers and their horses; ceremonially, for burial rites in jade and bronze and for shamanistic ceremonies to drive away evil spirits; to remember the faces of great historical figures in death masks; and in the arts, particularly in ritual dances, courtly, and theatrical plays. The present uses are as miniature masks for tourist souvenirs, or on cell-phones where they hang as good-luck talismans.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Spellpress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136275805
  • 9786136275802