"Bongsan Talchum" Sangjwa Dance

Korean Mask Dance Dramas

"Bongsan Talchum" Sangjwa Dance

In Bongsan Talchum, four sangjwa (novice monks) dance a carefully synchronized dance to open the performance and honor the five directions (north, south, east, west, and center). The dance is performed to a slow yeombul jangdan (a rhythmic pattern associated with Buddhist ritual).

2011, Namsan Hanok Village, Seoul