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Geommu (Paperback) Loot Price: R1,274
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Geommu (Paperback): Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster

Geommu (Paperback)

Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster

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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles Geommu (also transliterated Gummu, Kommu) is a traditional sword dance practiced in Korea. Geommu is performed with special costume, dance motions, and music. The dance is known for its grace in performance. Extra emphasis is placed on the movement of the costuming, notably the sleeves, in harmony with the movements of the dancer. The symbolic use of a Kal, a replica sword, keeps to the militaristic origins of this dance. Geom-mu has become a dance of great beauty and is treasured as the South Korea's 12th Important Intangible Cultural Property. Geommu originated during the later portion of the Three Kingdoms of Korea with estimates placing it near 660 AD. At that time, Korea was divided into the three kingdoms, Silla, Baekje, and Goguryeo. The legend of Geommu states that a young boy in Shilla named Hwangchang had an unusual talent for sword dance. His talent brought him great fame, even in the enemy kingdom, Baekje. One day, a king of Baekje invited him to his court to perform his great skill. The boy performed but in an act of great defiance killed the king before the royal assembly. Hwangchang was executed by the Baekje military.


Imprint: Alphascript Publishing
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Frederic P. Miller • Agnes F. Vandome • John McBrewster
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 176
ISBN-13: 978-6132859686
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > General
LSN: 6132859683
Barcode: 9786132859686

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