Korean traditional mission dance originates in worship ceremonies in Christian churches and missionary settings, but inherits movement, floor patterns, and motifs from Korean folk dances that are performed as ceremonial rituals. This thesis suggests that as women connect to the healing power present in Korean traditional dance and its hybrid forms, they may be aided in healing from negative experiences with sexist oppression. The author discusses intersectional oppression she experienced in Korea through an autoethnographic research process, her experiences with Korean traditional mission dance pioneered by Soon Ja Park and considers identity transformation and healing in the context of her work as director of the L.A. Argon Mission Dance group. In this way, she expands a choreography model to further these healing processes.
|Commitee:||Afary, Kamran, Greenburg, Meredith, Kupka, Nancy|
|School:||California State University, Los Angeles|
|Department:||Theatre and Dance|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 57/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Therapy, Religion, Dance, Womens studies|
|Keywords:||Christian dance, Dance, Healing dance, Korean traditional dance, Korean traditional mission dance, Therapy dance|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be