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Jultagi, Tightrope Walking. ©UNESCO 2009
Jultagi, Tightrope Walking

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Traditional Korean Jultagi is a distinctive form of tightrope walking that is accompanied by music and witty dialogue between the tightrope walker and an earthbound clown. The tightrope walker executes a variety of acrobatic feats along with jokes, mimicry, songs and dance, while a clown engages the tightrope walker in humorous banter and musicians play to accompany the entertainment. The Jultagi Safeguarding Association in Gyeonggi Province oversees the transmission of skills through apprenticeships with masters, public classes and summer camps.

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Place/region Republic of Korea, Asia and the Pacific
Series: 2011 Inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Authors and personalities: Jung Sung-hun, director.
Production: BPLUS PICTURES CO, producer. Cultural Heritage Administration, Republic of Korea, sponsor.
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Rights/Droits: Cultural Heritage Administration, Republic of Korea

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