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Korean name
Hangul 태평무
Revised Romanization Taepyeongmu
McCune–Reischauer T‘aep‘yŏngmu

Taepyeongmu (태평무; literally "great peace dance") is a Korean dance with the function of wishing a great peace for the country. Its exact origin is unknown, but Hahn Seongjun (hangul: 한성준; hanja: 韓成俊; 1875–1941), a well known dancer and drummer, rearranged the dance in the early 20th century. There are three assumptions regarding the origin of Taepyeongmu. One is a court dance occasionally performed by kings during the Joseon dynasty. Therefore, the costumes used by the dancers are similar to the gwanbok (hangul: 관복; literally "official clothing") formerly worn by Korea's kings and queens.[1]

Taepyeongmu is designated as one of the Important Intangible Cultural Properties of South Korea. Famous practitioners have included Han Young-suk, designated a Living National Treasure for her performances.[2]

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  1. ^ Kim Eunhee. "Reflecting Korean dance:Taepyeongmu" (in Korean). The National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts. Archived from the original on 2008-06-09. Retrieved 2007-12-04. 
  2. ^ "한영숙" [Han Young-suk] (in Korean). DAUM. Retrieved 24 July 2017. 

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