Baishou Dance

Baishou Dance

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Baishou Dance or baishouwu (literally 'hand-waving dance') is a 500 year old historic group dance of the Tujia, one of 55 ethnic minorities in China. The dance uses 70 ritual gestures to represent war, farming, hunting, courtship and other aspects of traditional life.A gesture is a form of non-verbal communication in which visible bodily actions communicate particular messages, either in place of speech or together and in parallel with spoken words. Gestures include movement of the hands, face, or other parts of the body. Gestures differ from physical non-verbal communication that does not communicate specific messages, such as purely expressive displays, proxemics, or displays of joint attention. Gestures allow individuals to communicate a variety of feelings and thoughts, from contempt and hostility to approval and affection, often together with body language in addition to words when they speak.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Patho Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136270692
  • 9786136270692