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Salpuri-Chum, A Korean Dance for Expelling Evil Spirits : A Psychoanalytic Interpretation of Its

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This book is a study of Salpuri-Chum, a traditional Korean dance for expelling evil spirits. The authors explore the origins and practice of Salpuri-Chum. The ancient Korean people viewed their misfortunes as coming from evil spirits; therefore, they wanted to expel the evil spirits to recover their happiness. The music for Salpuri-Chum is called Sinawi rhythm. It has no sheet music and lacks the concept of metronomic technique. In this rhythm, the dancer becomes a conductor.

Salpuri-Chum is an artistic performance that resolves the people’s sorrow. In many cases, it is a form of sublimation. It is also an effort to transform the pain of reality into beauty, based on the Korean people’s characteristic merriment. It presents itself, then, as a form of immanence. Moreover, Salpuri-Chum is unique in its use of a piece of white fabric. The fabric, as a symbol of the Korean people’s ego ideal, signifies Salpuri-Chum’s focus as a dance for resolving their misfortunes.
Number of Pages: 94
Genre: Performing Arts
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Age Range: Adult
Author: Eun-Joo Lee & Yong-shin Kim
Language: English
Street Date: March 7, 2017
TCIN: 52483031
UPC: 9780761868873
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-0715
$26.99

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