Nongak is a popular performing art widely practised in the Republic of Korea combining a percussion ensemble, parading, dancing, drama and acrobatic feats. It is performed for appeasing gods, praying for a rich harvest in spring then celebrating it during autumn festivals, and fund-raising for community projects, helping to enhance solidarity and cooperation and establish a sense of shared identity. The public becomes familiar with Nongak through observation and participation, while community groups and educational institutions play an important role in transmitting it.
Republic of Korea,
Asia and the Pacific
Series: 2014 inscriptions on the Representative List
Authors and personalities: Jung Sung Hun, director.
Production: BPLUS PICTURES CO, producer. Cultural Heritage Administration, Republic of Korea, sponsor.
Rights/Droits: Cultural Heritage Administration, Republic of Korea
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