Kut choom: Korean shamanic ritual dance

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Kut choom: Korean shamanic ritual dance
Kim, Myung-Soo (Dancer)
Lee, Mae Bang (Composer)
Stein, Bonnie Sue (Producer)
Ward, Penny (Videographer)

The Myung-soo Kim Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1994-05
Table of Contents
Binari -- Seung mu -- Salpuri -- Tae pyong mu.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8206
Dance -- Korea
Shamanism -- Korea
Court dancing -- Korea
Filmed dance
Statement of responsibility: presented by GOH Productions/NY and Bonnie Sue Stein ; performance by Myung-soo Kim.
Creation/production credits: Choreography, traditional ; music and costumes, traditional, provided by Master Mae-bang Lee ; [still] photography, Beatriz Schiller and Johan Elbers.
Venue: Videotaped in performance at the Bessie Schönberg Theater, New York, in May 1994, by Penny Ward/Video.
Acquisition: PAMI; NHPRC; Created 6/24/2019; myd_274596_v01_pm; 1 video file; viewing copy.
Acquisition: PAMI; Received 12/4/1995; CMS#: 274596; Myung-soo Kim; 1 3/4" U-Matic videocassette; archival original.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (15 min.) :sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Excerpts from four traditional Korean dances, the first three based on shamanic ritual and exorcism, the fourth a court dance. The performance is preceded by a brief introduction. "Kut choom," a term coined by Myung-soo Kim, combines the words "kut," an ancient Korean ceremonial form incorporating drama, dance, music, and shamanic ritual, and "choom," or dance. For full footage of these dances, without the introduction, see *MGZIC 9-4995 Kut choom.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12480184
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 321d9da0-a8f9-0138-b416-7d6b829a2b7c
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  • 1994: Created
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Kut choom" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1994. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/4c1f6eda-1b95-40d6-a55b-61211a79a456

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Kut choom" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 5, 2023. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/4c1f6eda-1b95-40d6-a55b-61211a79a456

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1994). Kut choom Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/4c1f6eda-1b95-40d6-a55b-61211a79a456

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Kut choom