A Chinese Dance

Not too long ago, I saw some youngsters dancing a Chinese dance. Chinese dances have begun as early as the 4th millennium BC. Ceramic artifacts with dancing figures reveals that people of the Neolithic Yangshao culture had long choreographed group dances and as early as 206 BC, the Han Dynasty had already established a music bureau to develop Chinese folk songs and dances. Since then, I suppose, traditional Chinese dances has evolved much especially when there are young dancers today who study ballet and modern dance who are very bold in experimenting with Chinese traditional dances. All said, the traditional Chinese dances such as the Ribbon Dance and Fan Dance still mesmerizes.... Just watch...

A ribbon dance...



A Fan Dance...

Comments

Liudmila said…
:-) I thought: and if we confront modern danses in discoteques... What woud the antique people think if they could see it?
footiam said…
Maybe, they give up the traditional dances. That's what the young people today do!
Liudmila said…
Modern people turn back to tribal dances, I think. :0) Maybe it's the most normal way to dance for humans? :0)))))
footiam said…
Sometimes, I think Michael Jackson's dance look tribal. John Travolta's Saturday Night Fever steps, some people said originated from Punjabi harvest dance steps. I dont' know if that's true but their Bhagra is nice!

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