YINGGE- CHINA

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YINGGE DANCE, CHINA

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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, this dance form can further be divided into three types i.e. lento, moderate, and allegro.

a. History/origin of Yingge:

There is no much information with regards to the history/origin of Yingge.

b. Costumes used in the Yingge:

The costume used in this dance includes extremely colourful robes, elaborate facial makeup, and headgear.

c. Music involved in the Yingge:

The musical instrument mainly used in the Yingge is the tambourine.

d. Training availability and technique involved in the Yingge:

In terms of technique, this dance form involves the use of feet movements that are extremely flexible as well as rapid. As for training centres/schools, there are none available around the world since this “folk” dance is mainly performed mainly in China.

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