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A symbol and Metaphor included in the Songs, Dances, and Music of JeongjaeⅠ:「 Hyunsundo」

Cho Kyunga 1

1한국예술종합학교

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ABSTRACT

The aim of this study is to investigate the symbol and metaphor included in the songs, dances, and music of performing court dance called as Jeongjae(呈才). Especially the present peaches for immortal called as Hyunsundo becomes the research object. The scope of time period for this research is from Goryeo to Imperial Taehan(大韓帝國). The spatial scope is the Royal Palace and region. The research objective is all of source materials from official record of court event called Uigwe(儀軌), Jeongjae Mudo Holgi (『呈才舞圖笏記』) and many literary works. In Chapter II, it describes the symbol and metaphor included in the songs. At time in good season, patial from an enchanted place at the royal palace. It is base on the myth story that the Queen Mother of the West as called Xi Wang Mu(西王母). She controls a life and a dead, most was a credit which is influence from East Asia. The fairies descend from the eastern country and the paradise of the west and sang the song which prays an eternal youth. In Chapter III, it describes the symbol and metaphor included in the dances. Xi Wang Mu danced giving the peach which symbolizes an eternal youth. The number of peaches was different - 3 peaches in the royal palace, 5 in the regions. The song was quite long in the royal palace, so the dance was very simple. The song was simple from the regions, so the ratio of dance was high. In Chapter IV, it describes the symbol and metaphor included in the music. The name of most incidental music symbolizes the long life. The terminology in the name of the music was different depending on the social position of the guest.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.