Traditional Art Troupe of the National Center for Korean Namdo Performing Arts

With the programmes entitled “Thousand-year arts, traditional dance and singing of Korea” and “Viet Nam - Korea joining in traditional art performances” at Hue Festival 2008, the Korean presentation will be of great meaning, which contribute to the friendship relation between two countries Vietnam and Korea and simultaneously bring the image of Korea being rich of cultural identity to Vietnam.

The traditional art troupe of the National Center for Korean Namdo Performing Arts will perform not only Korean traditional music, but also Vietnamese traditional music with Korean musical instruments.
Performances during Hue Festival 2008 include:
Sungjoopulri dance: This is a dance of sudden inspiration accompanied with Sungjoopulri music, which is found very popular to all Korean people. The form of dance is not rigid, but rather takes a diversity of name and choreographed movements from region to region.
Sinawi and Salpulri: Salpulri is a folk dance deriving from shamanic rituals for driving away evil spirits. Salpulri is performed to the accompaniment of sinawi music (a traditional form of Korean music ensemble including various Korean traditional instruments like Piri, Deagum, Heagum and so on). Today, it is considered one of Korea’s typical traditional dance forms.
Gopuly dance: Gopuly is a ritual which only exists in Choenllado region. This dance expresses the query of people to God about difficulties facing their lives.
Sogochum dance:  This is a traditional small drum (Sogo) dance of Korea.  This dance may be slightly different and being expressed in an exclusive feature according to regions.
Performance of Vietnamese traditional music with Korean traditional musical instruments
PuChaeChum (Fan dance): This dance deriving from a folkloric ritual dance. The special point of this dance lies in the movement of fans and every choreographed movement of the dancers.
Pungmulnolri dance: This dance originated from the old time performed in festivals and collective activities during the harvest time to express their gratitude towards Emperor Shen Nong for bestowing the main crop more abundant than usual and pray for a better crop to come.


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