Royal Court Dances
Dance, a sequence of movements to express the emotive human spirit and to symbolize actions and stories of a people, is deeply embedded in cultures around the world. In the Asia-Pacific region, one genre of dance that has been revered and honored is the royal court dance. Taking many forms, the choreography and music of court dances have deep roots in many cultures.
In this issue of the ICH Courier, we will explore the unique heritage of royal court dance found in Bhutan, Indonesia, Iran, and the Republic of Korea.