Folk Dances in Yunnan
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