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YINGGE- CHINA

Also referred to as “Egnor” is an East Asian dance form known as Yingge. This “folk” dance is said to have originated in China mainly during the “Ming” dynasty. Considered to be about 300-years-old this dance is said to be extremely popular in cities such as Puning and Chaoyang located in the Guangdong Province.  Furthermore, […]

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YANGGE- CHINA

“Rice Sprout song” is what Yangge, an East Asian dance form literally means when translated. This “folk” dance is said to have originated from North China, and is extremely popular in the cities as well as in the countryside. Apparently, this dance style is also popular with the older generation. Furthermore, this dance is performed […]

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LION DANCE- CHINA

Performed mainly during auspicious events such as wedding ceremonies, business initiation ceremonies, Chinese New Year etc, is an East Asian style of dancing known as the Lion dance. This “celebratory” dance is said to have originated from China Apparently, the basic movements using in this dance style can be found very easily in Chinese martial […]

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ER REN ZHUAN- CHINA

Performed by “a male and female” is a dance style originating from East Asia known as Er Ren Zhuan. This “folk dance” is said to have originated from the northeast of China. Apart from singing this dance also involves the use of humorous dialogues. Furthermore, this dance has rapidly gained popularity throughout the country due […]

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DRAGON DANCE- CHINA

Performed mainly during festive occasions in a group, is a dance form belonging to East Asia known as the Dragon Dance. This “celebratory” dance is said to have originated from China during the Han dynasty. This style of dancing is mainly performed during the “Chinese New Year”, and includes the use of a dragon structure […]

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BAISHOU DANCE – CHINA

Literally meaning “hand waving” is a 500-year-old form of dancing originating from Asia called Baishou. This “group” dance is said to have been created and developed in China by a minority community known as the “Tujia”. Apparently, this form of dance also includes elements belonging to singing/music and opera. Furthermore, through this dance themes revolving […]

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