Sunday, March 09, 2014

Traditional Korean Dance - Geommu

In the next few posts, I'll feature some different types of traditional Korean dances I've seen. 
Geommu (Knife Dance)
Performed with a short, dull sword, Geommu is a militaristic, but graceful traditional Korean dance. The costume, particularly the sleeves, is to be in harmony with the dancer. Traditional Geommu hanbok costumes are blue, black, red, yellow, and green. Although the legend seems to originate around 660AD with a boy performing his beautiful sword dancing in front of the court, this court dance typically is performed by 6-8 females.

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