Salpuri is a shamanistic term meaning exorcising evil spirits, demons and bad luck. This dance originated from the dance performed by the shamans of the southern region. it is called also soul cleansing dance.

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Salpuri was called a “Heoteunchum” meaning that it was an impromptu dance performed at shaman rituals. It is the arche-type of the impromptu-style Korean dance where dancers shrug their shoulders and move their arms to the music. The dancer wears a traditional dress and dances with a scarf . The dancer throws the long white silk cloth in the air while the upper body moves vigorously as if communicating with the universe.

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Reference : Korean Dance by Kim Malborg

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