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Jultagi; Tightrope Walking (Designated 2011)

Jultagi, or tightrope walking is a traditional Korean acrobatic performance, normally accompanied by music and witty dialogue between the tightrope walker and an earthbound clown. The tightrope walker executes a variety of acrobatic acts on the rope, along with jokes, mimicry, songs and dance, displaying some forty different rope techniques. Today, tightrope walking performers are frequently invited to local festivals throughout the country, continuing the tradition.  

<Last updated on August 31, 2015> 

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