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Folk Dances in Yunnan

Dai Nationality Dance

Nobody knows exactly how many folk dances there are in Yunnan. Many believe that there are at least about 300 different dances with hundred names and thousands of dance teps, which categorized by how they dance, could falls into six big groups, namely, dance to drums, dance to songs, dance to strings, dance to lamps and random dances.

Many dances are carried down from generation to generation completely. Most of them have been refined, developed and standardized through years of festivals, performances and ceremonies. Being regarded as a live museum of history, the folk dances in Yunnan have been protected and preserved in the different places where the dances originated.

You may appreciate the pure beauty, primitive as Va and Jingpo peoples's dances or refined and graceful as Dai Peoples's Peacock dance, of the folk dances, and at the same time, get to know a little bit about their history and culture for there are rich social, historical and cultural information behind every dance.


Reba Dance -- a folk dance in Lijiang

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