Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Korean Fan Dance


The Korean Fan Dance is my favorite of all their dances. It’s not only beautiful in its steps but it creates the gorgeous scenes within nature that can be seen in Korea. This dance originated in the Chosen Period, about 600 years ago.

These are pictures I took when a Korean middle school group came to dance for our students. This school is special in that all the kids who go there have a focus in art.

Can you figure out which scenes these girls are creating?

8 comments:

beth said...

That is so pretty. Wish I could see it live!

Is the first one of a storm, or wind? The second to last one looks like a flower...

Rena said...

Oh, how pretty!

Christina Farley said...

Isn't it?

Beth, your right!
Photo 1- wind
2- mountains
3- butterfly
4-flower
5- waterfall

Kim Kasch said...

They are all beautiful but I like the waterfall the best - so amazing to paint a picture with fans.

Brenda said...

Wow! I bet that is one of the most beautiful things to see in person...Thanks for sharing the pics...

Meredith Teagarden said...

They are beautiful!

Vatsa said...

From which web site I can down load full Korea fan dance , please mail me and let me know to p.srivatsa@gmail.com

Christina Farley said...

If you go to youtube you can find all sorts of great versions!