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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Yangge (Chinese; pinyin: Y ngg ), or "Rice Sprout Song," is a form of Chinese folk dance originating from the Song Dynasty. It is very popular in northern China and one of the most representative form of folk arts. It is popular both in the countryside and cities in northern China. It is especially popular among older people. Crowds of people go on street in the evening and dance together in a line or in a circle head-to-tail.Some dancers dress up in red or green, or whatever colorful costumes, and typically use a red silk ribbon around the waist and swing the body to music played by drum, trumpet and gong. More people will join as they see Yang Ge going on and dance along. Some dancers use props like waistdrum, dancing fan, fake donkey and litter. In different areas Yangge is performed done in different styles, but all express happiness.show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Strupress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136327619
  • 9786136327617