Originating in Ming Dynasty, crane dance was prosperous during Qing Dynasty and the Republic of China, mainly popular in Shenmingting Village, Shaxi. Crane dance has unique folk art style, including main movements such as standing, licking feathers, shuttling, and playing. Integrating the living attitudes of white crane and the personified dancing techniques, crane dance is the treasure of Chinese folk dances. In 2003, Crane dance was invited to attend the 3rd International National Birds Masquerade Folk Arts Show held in Korea and received favorable comments. Crane dance was included into the protection list of the 2nd batch of Guangdong Province non-material cultural heritages in 2007.
Crane dance attracts numerous audiencesGo Back