World of Dance

March 6, 2020
FROM LEFT: BIKEWORLDTRAVEL—GETTY IMAGES; PIXCOLO—GETTY IMAGES; ANDREAS RENTZ—GETTY IMAGES

Dance is an important part of South Korean culture. Here are three traditional dances.

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BuchaeChum is a fan dance. Dancers hold big fans with flowers on them. They wave and turn the fans. They wear colorful clothing called hanbok.

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Nongak is a type of Korean music and dance. Performers spin in circles. They play drums and use hand gongs. This dance was originally done by farmers. They did it for fun after working hard.

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Ohgomu is a drum dance. Each performer plays five drums. Here, one drum hangs behind. Two are on each side. Usually, the drummers are women. They wear costumes. They dance between the drums.

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