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Cheoyongmu

Cheoyongmu
Korean dance-Obang Cheoyongmu-01.jpg
The performance of Cheoyongmu being depicted in Gisa gyecheop (기사계첩)
Korean name
Hangul 처용무
Hanja 處容舞
Revised Romanization Cheoyongmu
McCune–Reischauer Ch'ŏyongmu

Cheoyongmu is a representative Korean mask dance based on the legend of Cheoyeong (처용, 處容), a son of the Dragon King of the Eastern Sea.[1] It is also the oldest surviving Korean court dance created during the Unified Silla period. Cheoyongmu also has been considered as a shamanistic dance because it was performed to drive off evil spirits at the end of the year.[1]

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