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Traditional/Modern Dance in East Asia

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Dance in East Asian

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It shows a diverse culture, religion and tradition of their lifestyle among the movement in their dances. Each dance can also tell a specific story or myth among the culture.
Why dance is popular in East Asia
- "Display of talent" - entertain royal family, court functionaries and foreign envoys
Traditional Dance in South Korea
Traditional Dance in China
Bon Odori
- 'Bon': Welcoming and holding a memorial service for the ancestors' souls. Held at night as a thought the souls came back around then.
Traditional Dance in Japan
Court dance; display of all talent including dancing or even tight rope walking - usually in front of royal family and court officials on occasions sponsored by the state.
Dance in North Korea
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Yangge (North)
- Manipulation of silk handkerchiefs and different movements of the feet. Wear colored paper hats, silk band, waist drum (male) and a fan (female).
Latern Dance (South)
- Incorporate singing; integrates drama and lantern art.
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Noh Mai
- Danced through music with flutes and small hand drums. Put together with a series of forms [patterns of body movements done elegantly]
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Traditional Dance in Mongolia
Bongsan Masked Dance-
Represents social and religious problems; expresses healthy vitality of the people - space to assert power and identity over the traditional elite.
Traditional Dance
in Taiwan
Dance of the Eight Generals -
Folk dance about the 8-10 protectors that helped keep away the evil spirits or chase them down and deal with them.
Use of technology:
Movement along blank walls/screens while loops of repetitive pattern are projected among the wall to create an effect.

Mongol Biyelgee
- Embodied and originated from the nomadic way of life of the Mongols. Usually performed half sitting, or crossed legs. Use of flexible body movements; imitate the expressions of their lifestyle
Why is this important in East Asia?
Modern Dance in South Korea
Modern Dance in Taiwan
Modern Dance in
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Modern Dance in
: Focus on retaining the spirit and freedom and innovation, but at the same time pursue the character of China and the trends of time they were taught.
Dance within the East Asian countries, provide the sense of culture and identity towards the country. Every dance has some type of story or inspiration behind it from the past/history. Even now a days, the modern dances are based off dances from tradition but upgraded in some type of way to blend in with the modern culture. Dance is an art and a way of letting emotion and feeling from an individual or a group of people.
- Form of expression after WWII to maintain cultural connection in Japan trying not to copy Western techniques
K-Pop: Takes most of the western techniques and places them within performances in songs
- Base dances off current influences happening in North Korea itself. For ex. Kim Jong-un's wife started wearing 'strappy' heels, dance was updated in order to wear those shoes.
Inspiration from history of Mongolia - Blends ethnic and cultural elements into bold and unrestrained movements. Incorporation of nature and experience of solitude.
China: Recent dance show with a dancer incorporating a modern/traditional contemporary dance piece
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