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6/13/14 Mask Dance
webmaster 2015.03.10 14:02

Outreach Program: Korean Mask Dance Workshop
Time: June.13. 2014, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. 
Place: Township of Washington Public Library 
Instructor: Eunjoo Kang 

The Korean Mask Dance is one of the most popular dances from Korea’s performing cultural heritage. This traditional dance is performed by masked dancers and includes significant dramatic content with these masked characters portraying people, animals or super natural beings. These folk dramas reflect the frustrations felt by the lower classes towards the Confucian literati, “Yangban”. Mask dance dramas share fundamental characteristics, even though they vary considerably according to the region and performer. Their basic themes are ritual dances, biting satire, parody of human weaknesses, social evils and the privileged class.

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