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Traditional Nuo dance casts spell in E China's Jiangxi
From:chinadaily  |  2018-03-06 10:46

Traditionally, the Nuo dance is vigorous and dignified. The dancers all wear vivid, lifelike, wooden masks with different expressions.

The dancing forms are rich and the movements diverse and the dances are also highly narrative because they absorb the essence of Chinese myths and legends.

With the development of Chinese society, the Nuo dance began to lose popularity in most parts of China, and now it is only performed in remote townships and ethnic minority areas as a form of ancient sorcery.

The Nuo dance is a favorite folk dance in the villages of Nanfeng County.

According to local history, the Nuo dance was performed in Nanfeng as early as the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) to dispel evil spirits.

Nowadays, the Nanfeng Nuo Dance has absorbed various performing feats from operas, puppet shows, and martial arts and gradually developed into an entertainment.

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