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A Study on the Connectivity between Folk Faith and Dance Internalized in Nationalistic Drama Muldoridong

Mijung Roh 1 CHUNG, EUI SOOK 1

1성균관대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is discussing the relation between folk faith anddance internalized in nationalistic drama 「muldoridong」by focusing on the‘Hahoebyeolsingut talnori (mask performance)’ (Important intangible cultural assetno. 69) in this drama of ‘Minye Theater Company’, which dramatized the legendof the Hahoetal (mask of Hahoe village). This is to study the uniqueness anduniversality in the basis of Korean traditional culture in detail and find the pattern,in which the uniqueness and universality are expressed as dance. Accordingly, itwas possible to draw the symbolic meaning of the connectivity between folk faithand dance internalized in nationalistic drama 「muldoridong」. In conclusion, only the entertaining aspect of the dance is conspicuous whilethe essential meaning contained in the dance regarding the connectivity betweendance and folk faith internalized in the nationalistic drama 「muldoridong」isforgotten. As the result, people today only appreciate the dance with refinedtechnique and artistic nature through the performer of folk dance including themask dance. Like this, the folksy nature or sensitivity internalized in the folk dancehas been degenerated to ‘a dance just to be shown’; while only the entertaining andartistic character are emphasized. It should be recognized that the uniquecharacteristics, which make the basis of Korean traditional culture and clearlydifferent from other country and other people, exist in the base of it. It is believed that this study would become a good example which wouldinspire the awareness of people, which is being forgotten in modern society; whileit is hoped that there would be more studies on this subject in the future.

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