Dagger Dance

Date: 14/09/2018 | Source: Uriminzokkiri (En) | Read original version at source

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is a folk dance which has been adapted from the dances danced with a dagger, traditional dances of the Korean women, to meet the aesthetic tastes of the present times.

The work depicts the ennobling spirit of patriotism, wisdom and courage of the Korean women, who, firmly determined to fight in defence of their country at the risk of their life, practised with dagger.

The movements, like forcefully revolving the dagger to the rhythm of slow yet powerful music and the resultant exquisite rhythmic sound, moving forward while wielding the sharp blade of the dagger to and fro and standing with the body askew while raising an arm aloft and wielding a dagger in the way of blocking the dagger of the adversary, blend well with the diversified composition of the dance, forcefully emphasizing the ideological content of the work and the character of the dance.

Unlike the former dances that focused on showing the movements and skills of using a dagger, the present one contains movements created in order to show the patriotic mettle and wisdom of the Korean women as its ideological theme.

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