This study relates to the 「Hue(暉), song of light」, a dance work created by Park,Kyung eun(2012), which incorporates the principles associated with co-existenceand incompatibility of yin-yang five elements. This author adopted the motif fromDancheong(traditional multicolored paintwork on wooden buildings, 丹靑), whichprovides an insight into the coexistence & incompatibility principles of the FiveElements, to highlight the harmony and communication in contemporary societyas the subject.
This author defined the theme and substances of the creative dance work titled「Hue(暉), song of light」through the literature study on the ying-yang Five Elementsand explored the images that could embody human relationship by applying theco-existence & incompatibility theory in conveying the subject of the artwork. Asa result, the ‘color’, which has the energy of the Five Elements, was expressed asthe individual called ‘I(Hue, 暉)’ while assigning the ideology of the Five Elementsto each color and analyzing the relationship that occurs between the colors to forma logical flow so as to ensure that the combination of the colors revealed indancheong could lead to the coexistence & incompatibility theory of the yin-yangFive Elements that pursues the integration and co-existence.
This artwork was divided into three subjects, which are ‘antique look(古色)’,‘overlay(重疊)’, ‘Hue(暉), song of light’, based on the study that analyzed the imageof Dancheong, and the ideology intended to be explained in each Chapter wasapplied to the choreography. In relation to the method of expression, visualmaterials related to the co-existence & incompatibility principles of yin-yang fiveAbstractelements - such as the spatial configuration of artwork, dance style, costumes, music,etc - were used for structuring the artwork, along with the preceding literaturestudies.
The traditional ideology which was applied to this artwork provided the crucialcriteria for organization the artwork based on the symbolicity of yin-yang FiveElements, contradictory and complementary properties of co-existence &incompatibility, and transformation of Thao and None. In that regard, this studyrepresents an attempt for new formation of Korean dance and the dance stylesthrough the research and reinterpretation of the Korean dance based on thephilosophical ground, i.e., the ‘Oriental Ideology’.
Thus, this study is meaningful in that it derived new choreographic alternativethrough creative and expressive conceptualization based on the concept of harmonyand communication which are identified in traditional ideology, and confirmed thepossibility of interpreting and applying the alternative, and in that sense, the studyon the artwork, titled 「Hue(暉), song of light」which applied the principles of yinyangfive elements, is meaningful.