Buchaechum

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Buchaechum
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Korean name
Hangul 부채춤
Revised Romanization Buchaechum
McCune–Reischauer Puch'aech'um

Buchaechum is a traditional form of Korean dance also called a fan dance, usually performed by groups of female dancers.

Performances[edit]

Many Koreans use this dance during many celebrations. Dancers use large fans painted with pink peony blossoms and display a show of dance. In the dance being performed, the dancers represent shaped images using the fans e.g. birds, flowers, butterflies and waves.

They wear brightly coloured hanboks, the Korean traditional dress.

History[edit]

Buchaechum appears to have developed under influence of both Korean shamanic dance and traditional Joseon Dynasty court performance.[1]

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