Chasan Nongak

Chasan Nongak

Chasan3.jpg
  • img_s5_img1.jpg
  • Chasan1.jpg
  • Chasan2.jpg
Address 194, Wolbong-gil, Punggak-myeon, Cheongdo-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
HomepageHomepage
Contents

A percussion dance with dancing and folk songs, a representative Pungmulnori in the Yeongnam area

Chasan-ri is a village with long history, commonly known as Silla Gochon (an old village of the Silla Dynasty). It is located on the border between Gyeongsangbuk-do and Gyeongsangnam-do, and is a typical agrarian village which has inherited and preserved a lot of traditional folklore. At the beginning of the year, the village in Punggak-myeon brilliantly plays 'Cheonwanggi (flag) battle games' with neighboring villages in Changnyeong-gun.

Chasan Nongak (Farmers' Percussion Dance) was developed based on Cheonwanggi (flag) Battle Game and earth god treading called Jisin Bapgi into a percussion dance which represents Gyeongsang-do. Chasan Nongak is also called 'twelve melodies and 36 beats' because it has 12 varieties and 36 kinds of rhythm. The whole band of Nongak is composed of 30 members. Its most distinctive feature lies in dancing to beats with folk songs inserted, which makes Chasan Nongak a drama-like dance.