Buchaechum

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Buchaechum
Korean.Dance-Buchaechum-01.jpg
Korean name
Hangul
부채춤
Revised RomanizationBuchaechum
McCune–ReischauerPuch'aech'um

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

Performances[edit]

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.

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