Korean Traditional Fan Dance (2019)

Hanyang University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Korean Traditional Fan Dance (2019)

  • Host University

    Hanyang University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Art, Asian Studies, Dance, Physical Education

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Overview

    This course focuses on a traditional form of Korean fan dance. The course consists of an introduction to Korean folk dance, practicing Korean dance techniques and learning how to perform a traditional Korean fan dance. Students not only learn about traditional Korean fan dance but also gain a deeper understanding of Korean culture.

    Korean fan dance also called Buchaechum is one of the most popular traditional dances in Korea performed by a group of female dancers wearing Hanbok, a Korean traditional dress. The dancers create natural shapes of flowers, butterflies and waves using the peony-colored fans. Students will master a simple piece of Korean fan dance throughout the course.

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