(Local Intangible Cultural Assets No.3)Busan City Sep 19 1972
Dongnae Crane Dance is derived from Dongnae Deotbaegi Dance which was often performed by Hanryang(pleasure-seekers of upper class)of Dongnae region.
Dongnae region was frequented by a lot of pleasure-seekers who enjoyed entertainments and hot spring bathing Most residents of Dongnae were good at singing and dancing and fond of enjoying entertainments. Therefore Dongnae was, naturally, rich with play culture.
The Crane Dance may have been created as an independent type of dance as pleasure-seeding people skilled in dancing often got together for Nori Madang(areas for outdoor performances) and Sarangbang(reception room)dance.
Even though the Dongnae Crane Dance is a folklore dance, the performers were called dignified dancers, who had good character and deep scholarship in a degree, along with aesthetic and artistic sense.
It is calles as such not because it realistically mimics movements of a carne but beacause the dance movements resemble those of a crane .
It is characterized by elegant and refined dance movements, Baegimsaw(extemporay dance movements)and the symbolism of dance movements.
Its performers used to dance solo but now dance in a group.
They wear white trousers and jeogori(jacket), and white dopo(overcoat), outdoor garments of Yangban(noble man)
They perform to Gutgeori jangdan(rhythm) with the accompaniment of Samul percussion instruments— jing(large brass gong), Gwaeinggwari(small brass gong), buk(folk drum), and jang-go(hourglass-shaped drum)-- and vocal utterance as well