Travel Photo Thursday – September 29, 2011- Korean Traditional Dance

Posted by on Sep 29, 2011 in Travel Photo Thursday, Uncategorized | 29 comments


Welcome to another week of Travel Photo Thursday. Rain is falling here in Daejeon at the moment, and I hope it clears before tomorrow. We have a long weekend, and there is a world dance festival happening in Choenan, the city next to Daejeon. I should be there on Sunday with my camera ready to capture the costumes and performances.

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Here are some of my favorite Korean dance shots…

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Korean Fan Dance


Andong Mask Festival 2010, Dress Rehearsal


Passionately Pink for the Cure

There are many opportunities for budget travelers in Korea to experience Korean traditional music and dance. Almost every festival features dancers dressed in traditional costumes. Admission to most festivals is free.

If you’re interested in learning more about Korean traditional dance and festivals in Korea, check out these links…

Korean Dance
Choenan World Dance Festival


  1. Looking forward to seeing your new pictures after Sunday!
    Average Traveller recently posted…Travel Photo Thursday: Seattle View Zoom Effect (How To)My Profile

    • I hope the rain let’s up.

  2. My knees have sympathy aches just looking at the fellow in the second photo. You’ve got a nice selection of dance shots and I’m loving the colourful costumes.
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    • Thanks Leigh! Yes, I am with you on the knees aching.

  3. Love how you captured the movement in these photos. So colorful, too.
    Cathy Sweeney recently posted…War and Peace on Battle RoadMy Profile

    • Thanks Cathy. You know it’s interesting, for a society that wears a lot of black in everyday life they really make up for it color wise in their traditional costumes.

  4. When I was in Seoul, there was always a samulnori performance on sundays in Insadong. Beautiful stuff.
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    • Yes, almost guaranteed in Insadong.

  5. So incredibly colorful. And I love the one with masks.
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  6. Love those Korean gal’s costumes even when they’re not dancing. I like beer, too !

    • haha Mike…beer is always good on a hot summer day!

  7. Lovely, bright costumes you’ve captured nicely. Looks like fun, both observing and dancing. Yet another reason to put Korea on the list of places to visit soon :)
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  8. Great photos! My favorite is the third…
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  9. There colourful dress is stunning. Dance, music and dress always grab me. Great photos Nancie!
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  10. Love all your dance photos. Great action shots. Especially the top one! (Been a bit off radar over summer but hoping to get back to normal over winter.)
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  11. Great shots LadyE. I love the 2nd one especially. Hope the rain lets up for you soon.
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  12. Beautiful photos! My favorite is the one of the ladies forming a circle with the fans – so colorful =)
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  13. Fabulous photos! A great job of capturing the action, you can almost feel the movement.
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  14. #4 is my favorite.

  15. Those costumes are beautiful. I’d do anything to watch once of these dance festivals … can’t wait to make my way into Asia someday! :)
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  16. Those masks are actually kinda scary. :)
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  17. These are lovely photographs. The first one almost looks 3D! The color and spirit of the dance and costumes are evident in these photos.

  18. Beautiful photos! I especially like the one with all of the fans.

  19. what a lovely set of photos. I am not in a position to travel, this makes me feel as though I can. thank you.
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  20. Oops! Sorry…I didn’t mean to post my link twice.
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  21. Love the picture with the masks. I don’t know what’s so intriguing about it, but I really like it.
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  22. what a lovely set of photos.
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  23. Great photos! I really like the first one!
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