Chinese Folk Dances


Saturday, February 18

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Peacock Dance — Greenburgh Evergreen Club Chinese Folk Dance Class
The Peacock dance is the favorite folk dance of the Dai people, another one of the 56 ethnic groups in China. In every major annual Dai festival such as “Water Splashing Festival,”, “Closing the Door Festival,”, “Opening the Door Festival,” and other folk festivals, the Dai people will gather together to play Dai instruments and dance the beautiful “peacock dance.”

Dance of Tibet — Solo dance by Yingli Wen
Tibetan is one of the 56 ethnic groups in China with a relatively large population and a wide geographical distribution. Singing and dancing are natural to the Tibetan people. Every holiday, no matter where you go, you can see men and women of all ages holding hands, kicking up their legs, and dancing. Please enjoy the Dance of Tibet demonstrated by Yingli Wen.

Tibetan Tap Dance — By Yingli Wen and Students
Tibetan tap dance originated as early as the period of nomadic, primitive farming. People living in the upper reaches of the Brahmaputra River Basin often gathered to dance in order to bring more fun to life and express the joy of labor, unifying through dance steps the same rhythm and movements as the working process, or bringing in the movements of animals. The distinct rhythm, precise movements and enthusiastic and unrestrained Tibetan tap dance demonstrates the free spirit, liveliness and cheerfulness of the Tibetan people.

This program is part of #HRMLunarNewYear.