Salpuri ...

 

Es ist die Kunst , die uns zeigt, wie man sich in der heutigen Diversität von Kulturen bewegen muss, wie man sich neu zu erfinden hat, indem man mit veralteten Weltbildern bricht.

 

S a l p u r i       K a t h a r s i s

 

Das Wort "Salpuri" kommt aus dem koreanisch-schamanistischen Kontext 
und bedeutet wörtlich:
SAL = Übel, Plage und PURI = waschen, reinigen, auflösen, fig. entbinden.
 

„Il existe un nom PURI, qui dérive du verbe „délier" (coréen: p´ulta) du mal, du malheure, du péché."  
Byeon-Son Park

Ebenso bezeichnet es einen Tanz, der die Essenz (nicht nur) koreanischer Kunst zeigt: 

größtmögliche Wirkung aus einfachstem Material zu erzielen, von dem man glaubt, 

dass er die Macht hat, Geister zu bewegen, die helfen seelische Knoten zu lösen -: Katharsis.

„Eine winzige Bewegung des Kopfes, oder das leise Zittern des Kostüms vermag alles 
zu sagen“.
Kim, Suk-Cha

SALPURI Tanz zeigt die koreanisch ostasiatische Ästhetik der Harmonie
von Gelassenheit und Dynamik. Drei für künstlerischen Tanz grundlegende Prinzipien auch hier :
1. Fokus und Spannung (kor. Maenneun-Hyeong), 
2. die kontrollierte Entspannung (kor. Eoreuneun-Hyeong), 
3. der intensive Ausdruck von Gefühl führt zu Gelöstheit (kor. Puneun-Hyeong).

Kim Suk-Cha, a well-known salpuri dancer, knows little of the correct etymology,
but she is convinced that it has something to do with the spirit.
It is the spirit of the music that moves her, and the spirit that moves within her as she dances,
so it is only natural to her that "spirit" be incorporated into the name.

 
In shamanism, the indigenous belief system of Korea, a shaman performs a Gut or exorcism to receive power and energy from the "spirit world." Then the shaman dances to rid himself or herself of "Sal", which might be defined as a curse, evil spell, hex, or "negative energy." Salpuri is a dance to banish the Sal. The order of traditional Korean music consists of a slow start, followed by a rapid increase in tempo, and then a deceleration at the end. Likewise, Salpuri Dance has three stages. The dancer starts with slow movements. The action accelerates as the dancer looks up to Heaven, expresses his or her wishes by "spreading a long handkerchief," and purifies his or her mind through graceful dancing movements. 

At last, the performance ends quietly, as it begins. Such a "slow-fast-slow" structure is not arranged in linear fashion, but instead in a circular manner. At the end of the dance, the performer returns to the same spot on the stage where the dance began. In an emotional context, however, the dancer does not return to the same location at the dance's end. On the contrary, the dancer is in a very different place now, with his or her mind refreshed. Thus, the end of this circle is a new beginning, a representation of the annual cycle of seasons.