This is the first volume fully theorizing the Korean folk dance tradition. Folk dances from various regions are introduced and their characteristics are discussed. Korean dance reflects an accord between labor and art which connects work, shaman rites, amusements, and drama into one comprehensive art. This book also provides the underlying spirit of Korean folk dance and its profound spiritual background.
한국의 민속 무용에 대한 최초의 이론 서적이다. 각 지역의 다양한 민속 무용이 소개되고 그 독특한 성격이 논의된다. 한국의 무용은 일, 무속 의식, 놀이, 드라마가 하나의 종합예술로 승화된 노동과 예술의 조화를 반영한다. 또한, 이 책에서는 한국 민속 무용의 기저에 흐르는 정신과 그 심오한 정신적 배경도 논의된다.
Lee Byoung-ok Lee Byoung-ok is currently a professor at the department of dance at Yongin University where he lectures on the history of Korean dance, folk dance and anthropology, and dance criticism. He graduated from Seoul National University of Education, and then received a B.A. in the history of literature from Korea University, and Master of Education majoring in folk studies from Chung-Ang University. He received his Ph.D. in Science from Kyonggi University with a thesis on The History of Ancient Korean Dance.
Lee has held many important positions in the academic dance circle including chairman of the Korean Society of Dance History and the Korean Society of Asian Arts, and is currently serving as chairman of the Society of Korean Performance Art and Culture.
He has also written many books and articles including Comparative Study of Seungmu by Type, Study of Salpurichum by Type, Study of the History of Ancient Korean Dance, Korean Folk Studies, Study of Songpa Sandaenori, and Collected Articles of Lee Byoung-ok.
Cho Yoon-jung Cho Yoon-jung grew up in Australia where she studied architecture at New South Wales University and received a Master of Applied Linguistics from Sydney University. She is a part-time lecturer at Ewha Womans University Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation.