January 18, 2011

Culture of Korea

Taepyeongmu (태평무), a Korean royal court danceImage via WikipediaA Korean Royal Court dance

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  • Culture of Korea - "The current political separation of North and South Korea has resulted in divergence in modern Korean cultures; nevertheless, the traditional culture of Korea is historically shared by both states, and is more than 5000 years old and is considered one of the world's oldest." - Wikipedia
  • Korean dance - "Dance in Korea began with shamanistic early rituals five thousand years ago and now ranges from folk dance to newly created and adapted contemporary dance." - Wikipedia
  • In South Korea, the Importance of 'Wellbeing' - "Signs with "wellbeing" written in English are popping up all over Korea from corner markets to high-end spas. Its meaning: a healthy and wholesome body inside and out." - PBS Newshour - Jan 20, 2011
  • English book chronicles Korea’s court dances - "“Korean Court Dance: As Seen in Historical Documents,” chronicles the rich history of the intangible cultural asset, including the foreign influence shown in the dance moves" - The Korea Herald - Jan 4, 2011

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