The purpose of this study is to give suggestions for the restoration of Gupabal Sandaenori. Sandaenori means a mask dance which played at central districts in Korea. Currently handed down to Korea are Yangju Sandaenori and Songpa Sandaenori, as well as Toegyewon Sandaenori and Aeogae Sandaenori which have been reorganized today. Although Gupabal Sandaenori is not currently undergoing restoration work, there is a growing interest in its restoration. Thus, This study interviewed an elderly artist, a traditional performance researcher, and a new traditional performer.
The results of this study shows that first, continuous literature research is needed through the government’s policy support. Second, this study proposes the expansion of Sandaenori into a festival rather than restoration. Third, it is necessary to produce a modernized stage of Sandaenori. Fourth, it must be provided through various school education programs. Fifth, Sandaenori dance should be emphasized. Sixth, it should be developed with various contents that young generation can relate to and identify with.