* Date : 2016-02-29
American photographer Jen Judge, the winner of 2 North American Travel Journalism Awards, takes a journey across Gyeongsang-do Province with the b-boy dance crew Last For One's Song Gyeong-han (a.k.a. TKO) and falls in love with Korea's dance.
#1. Goseong Ogwangdae Dance
All throughout history, art and culture bloomed within Korea's communities where people worked and shared life together. Jen and Gyeong-han learn about a mask dance that soothed the common folk's life. Let's immerse ourselves in the spirit of Goseong ogwangdae dance, Korea's Important Intangible Cultural Property no. 7 with 70 years of history.
#2. Jinju Gyobang Dance
Gyobang culture flourished in prosperous Jinju, Gyeongsangnam-do Province during Joseon Dynasty. Jinju kisaeng (women artisans) were also well known for their integrity and loyalty toward Korea. It's time to enjoy gyobang dance full of Jinju kisaeng's unbreakable heart and finesse.
#3. Busan Dongnae Hakchum
Dongnae hakchum was a dance that mirrored the scholars' elegance and nobility.Since the ancient times, cranes were considered sacred in East Asia for their grace. Through the waving white gowns, fast yet slow, strong yet delicate gestures of a crane give a glimpse of the scholars' spirits.
Jen captures Koreans' artistic emotions and Gyeong-han expresses the essence of joy with his body.