Study of the Small Theater of Traditional Dancing as a Cultural Welfare

문화복지로서의 전통춤의 소극장공연 의미

  • Bae, Na-Rae (Dept. of Social Welfare, KonYang Cyber University)
  • 배나래 (건양사이버대학교 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2017.05.17
  • Accepted : 2017.07.07
  • Published : 2017.07.31


This study examined Korean traditional dancing performances in small theaters as a phenomenological approach. Korean traditional dances, as cultural welfare, are expected to be attractive to the public and our cultural heritage is expected to be inherited from them. The purpose of this study was to provide basic data for Korean tradition dancing to be supplied to the public as a Traditional Cultural Welfare Program. A qualitative approach was taken to best achieve the aims of this study. The data used in this study were collected from July 10th to September 1st, 2016, using in-depth interviews. Seven Korean dance professionals with more than 15 years' experience in traditional dancing performance were enrolledin this study. The traditional dancing performance in small theaters is necessary in terms of providing concert halls to local cultural artists and high quality performances to audiences as traditional cultural welfare. The traditional dancing performance in small theaters as cultural welfare will provide a platform to enjoy various traditional cultures across all ages and all class levels of the society in auniversal dimension.


Cultural Welfare;In-depth interview;Qualitative approach;Small Theater;Traditional Dancing


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