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Amazing waist drum dance on the Loess Plateau

People's Daily Online)  08:07, February 27, 2013  

An actor performs waist drum dance on the Loess Plateau. (

Waist drum dance is a unique, large-scale folk dance with a history of more than 2,000 years in China. Like a hurricane sweeping across the yellow earth, the dance displays the unsophisticated and wild character of peasant life on the Loess Plateau, revealing its unique artistic charm.

The drum dance is a traditional lunar New Year and Lantern Festival activity in Shaanxi province. Young people perform the dance throughout their villages while wishing people a happy New Year.

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(Editor:DuMingming、Ye Xin)


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