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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 207 ART AROUND THE WORLD

Hahoe Mask Dance of South Korea

PERFORMING SOUTH KOREAN HISTORY

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What kind of spectacle combines drama, intrigue, rhythmic drumming, elaborate costumes, and masked dancers bounding around a stage encircled by a rapt audience—a Las Vegas show? The latest hit from Broadway? Or perhaps an 800-year-old South Korean dramatic satire filled with over-the-top performances? The Hahoe Mask Dance is one of Korea’s most traditional folk plays, originally performed to appease local deities and exorcise evil spirits to ...

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