January 19, 2021
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Drum dance Korean folk item

Date: 25/11/2020 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

Drum dance can be divided into various forms according to the size of drum and the way of its use. It includes slung drum dance, lying drum dance and hanging drum dance.

Slung drum dance is a dance performed by shouldering the band tied at the ring on both sides of drum frame and putting up the drum before the chest to beat the drum by turns with the right hand holding the stick and the left hand. It is featured by diverse movements.

Lying drum dance is a dance in which drummers beat a big drum by laying it down in the middle of the stage with sticks on both hands or perform movements of adding to the amusement around it, while hanging drum dance is a dance in which drummers beat the drum with the stick on both hands by hanging a big drum on the fork installed at the backstage while dancing with big strides.

This dance has been developed into the dance work which is national in form and socialist in content by the Mansudae Art Troupe, National Folk Art Troupe and other central and local art troupes in the DPRK.

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