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Study about the relation with the Idea of Korean dance in the view of Chu Hsi’ idea. -With ‘Idea of Spirit’ as the center-

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Chu His understood that everything exists in this universe follows the principles of two spirits such as Yin and Yang. Furthermore, even a human being as one part of the nature, can reach to the truth of the work through the unity of body and mind, he asserted. Therefore, on this report I studied the Chu Hsi’ view related with the idea of Korean dance as below. First, Chu His showed his awareness of the rightness and unity of things through co-existence of the two spirits of Yin and Yang, in the view of ontological structure of all things. Korean dance is an art genre of not a simple or random movement. I could confirm that Korean dance is rather like laws of nature which embodies it according to the principle originated in each display of dance. Second, Chu His says that if we make a good harmony of our body with our character or heart according to the usage, we can reveal the essence of nature through the figure. According to this assertion of Chu His, in the view of art, completion of the work of art can be seen through the harmony of body and mind. Therefore we can say that dancer can produce the sense of beauty of dance, which makes us dance naturally, through the harmony of body and mind, with the basics of simple minded character. Like this, we can understand that the spirit, which includes the heart and locomotion of things in Chu His’ idea, can be the essence of external mobility and internal root of Korean dance. What should be aimed for the people, who live an artistic life, is to recognize that they should produce the work of art on the basics of real simple mind first. Accordingly, Korean dance should include even the purity and the simplicity of dancer which show the aesthetic sense of dance as well as external beauty that can be seen in the movement of display of dance. In this point of view, the significance (or meaning) of this study lies on that this study can be a new trial for the aesthetic study of Korean dance, through the accessibility of the idea of Chu His and the idea of Korean dance.

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