In ​this third volume of the Korean Cultural Heritage Series, we focus on traditional and contemporary performing of arts in Korea, theri cultural roots, development and manifestation in modern society.

The Korean performing arts are rich and varied but little about them is known in the West. Influences from China have been strong, especially in the areas of court and Confucian ritual dance and music, but Koreans developed their own dynamic music and dance, sometimes building on borrowed foundations, other times creating new.

In this introductory section, Professor Kim Moonhwan considers the relationship between the traditional performing arts and the rituals and customs of Korean society Shamanism, a largely indigenious folk religion, lies at the root of one of Korea’s most important performing art forms, mas dance-drama. Kim explores the themes and distinctive elements of Korean folk dance-drama and concludes that its dominant charahteristic is passionate community participation. The line between entertainer and audience is ambiguous. All share in the expression of life’s joys and sorrows. This sense of community, together with unflagging optimism in the face of extreme hardship, characterises much of Korea’s indigenous performing arts.

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