Production Korean traditional performing arts utilizing the locality of Osaka

Chung Sunghee, Kim Kyounghee
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Graduate School
Seoul, Korea
In Korea, "GUT" serves as a medium between the living and the dead and as a community ceremony for the peace and wellness of the village. In addition, gut is a composite art which is based on traditional art composed of various elements such as music and dance.
When producing such performances using this traditional culture in overseas, it is always important to resolve cultural barriers and to understand the local culture of the country. It is because it is possible to enhance the public understanding by utilizing the locality of the country.
I paid attention to that point and planned the contents of the performance by applying Korean traditional art gut to the local characteristic of Osaka, Japan. The performances was based on the religious spirit of animism, in which all elements have spirits and cultural characteristics of Japanese people who are familiar with praying or making wishes in everyday life. In addition, the locality of Osaka where the largest number of Koreans in Japan was actively included in the pergormance. Based on such cases, expansion of the meeting and cultural exchange between the locality of Osaka, Japan and Korean traditional performing arts will be discussed in this paper.

Korean traditional performing arts, Osaka, locality, gut





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2nd Eurasian Conference on Educational Innovation 2019

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