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Little Angels Children's Folk Ballet of Korea

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Little Angels Children's Folk Ballet of Korea

Dancers of the Little Angels performed Buchaechum, a traditional Korean fan dance at a performing arts center in Seoul.
Hourglass drum dance

The Little Angels Children’s Folk Ballet of Korea is a dance troupe founded in 1962 by Sun Myung Moon, the founder of the Unification Church, to project a positive image of South Korea to the world.[1][2] In 1973 they performed at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.[3] The group’s dances are based on Korean legends and regional dances, and its costumes on traditional Korean styles. Choral singing by the troupe in many languages is also featured. [4]

In 2010 the Little Angels traveled to the United States to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War. This was sponsored by the Korean War 60th Anniversary Memorial Committee, whose chairman, Bo Hi Pak, is the president of the Little Angels. [5] Later that year they traveled to the other 15 nations that had sent troops to support South Korea in the United Nations force.[6][7]

The Little Angels are supported financially by the Tongil Group, a South Korean business group associated with the Unification Church, through the Tongil Foundation.[8]

See also


  1. ^ Sewell, Rhonda B. (February 28, 2003). "Korean Culture Takes the Stage".  
  2. ^ Moon, Sun Myung (2009). As a Peace-Loving Global Citizen. Gimm-Young Publishers.   page 67. "My plan was to have these seventeen children learn how to dance and then send them out into the world. Many foreigners knew about Korea only as a poor country that had fought a terrible war. I wanted to show them the beautiful dances of Korea so that they would realize that the Korean people are a people of culture."
  3. ^ Dunning, Jennifer (December 29, 1973). "Dance: The Little Angels; Korean Folk Ballet Presents 31 Children in Intricate Routines and Songs".  
  4. ^ Dunning, Jennifer (February 1, 1993). "Dance in Review".  
  5. ^ Korean War vets thanked by Little Angels in Norfolk, Virginian-Pilot, June 8, 2010
  6. ^ Yukhananov, Anna (June 7, 2010). "Korean kid ballet to perform free for U.S. troops, vets".  
  7. ^ "Aquino receives Korean War hero award". ABS-CBN News. December 12, 2010. 
  8. ^ Kirk, Donald (May 2, 2010). "Sons rise in a Moon’s shadow".  

External links

  • Korean War 60th Anniversary Memorial
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