Saturday, January 29, 2011

Tour of the Pacific Rim Dress Rehearsal

The Dress Rehearsal!

This is the dress rehearsal for the Korean dance to take place
at the Chinese New Year Festival in Johnsontown. Hae has
taught Ing thedance. Now Ing and Hae are having a dress
rehearsal. They are wearing traditional dresses for their
dance. Hae has had these dresses sent to her by her aunt
who still lives in Korea.

The Hanbok (South Korea) or Chosŏn-ot (North Korea)
is the traditional dress worn in Korea. It has vibrant
colors and simple lines. The hanbok or Chosŏn-ot
has two parts...the jeogori and the chima. The jeogori
is the upper part blouse/jacket and the chima is the
skirt. A sokchima is the under slip or petticoat worn
with the chima.

This is not a traditional Korean dance but one she learned
at a dance school in Korea. This is the first time Hae is
preformed the dance in the U.S. and it is very
important to her.

Ing has been a good student and learned the dance

They both move gracefully!

Hae loves this part with the fans!

The fans add something special to the dance. Hae would
have loved to performed the Buchaechum. She learned that
too but it requires more women to perform that dance. This
is not quite the Buchaechum, fan dance of Korea, but it is

The music rises!

The dance is complete!

They both think that the dance will be received well!


Vanessa said...

You are such a wealth of information!

TM said...

That's cool!

Afroindia619 said...

They look gorgeous and I love the background!