Société des Etudes Euro-Asiatiques
2021-2022 Program Conference
KOREAN CHAMANISM AND JESEOK DANCE by KEERYANG PARK,
President of the Society for Euro-Asian Studies - musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac.
Translation Ah-ram Kim. Evening organized by François Pannier, Adrien Viel and Denis Meingan. Keeryang PARK is the heiress of a 250 years old shamanic tradition. In particular, she is the daughter of Byungchun PARK who is the specialist of the family ritual of bowl lids to console the souls of the dead and wish prosperity to the living or "Bokgaechum". This is a part of the shamanic ritual for soul purification "Ssitgim gut" which is the Korean cultural heritage No. 72.
Keeryang PARK is a representative of the "Korea Shaman Dance Research Association" and a member of the "Korean National Dance Company". She frequently performs shamanic dances in Korea and has recently hosted four events in Paris around "Ssitgim gut".
Keeryang PARK is also, in line with her master's degree (A Study on the Relationship Between Korean Creation Myth and Jindo Ssitgim gut Bokgaechum) and her doctorate of arts (A Comparative Study on Jeseokchum in Donghae-an Byeolsingut and Jindo Ssitgim gut), a recognized researcher on Korean shamanism and it is mainly in this capacity that she is proposing the present conference.
Video links :
The man in this video is 'Kang ShinMu'. He was a really good shaman and he died 10 years ago.
https://youtu.be/3_6C9sUauds 12' 39"
This video is the Jeseok dance of the Donghaean Byeolsingut. The name of this dance is Samodong Dance, and the dance performed with a bara behind it is called Barachum.
This video is the Jeseok dance of Jindo Sit Kim-gut. The name of this dance is Bokgaechum.