When Lishui Lion Dance Encounters Chaoshan Yingge Dance
Foshan China 2024-02-29 16:51

On February 27, a large-scale folk culture parade was held in Jinfengzhou Community, Lishui Town, achieving a linkage between Lishui Lion Dance and Chaoshan Yingge Dance. At the border of Guangzhou and Foshan, the lively folk culture parade has enabled more people to get to know Lishui, building a bridge for cultural exchange and joint development between Guangzhou and Foshan.

Lishui Lion Dance teams are out in full force

The Yingge Dance parade team is magnificent

On that morning, the square of Jinmingdu Community was bustling with drums and crowds. A parade of endless teams traversed the streets and alleys, bringing the citizens a splendid cultural feast. Six local Lion Dance teams from Lishui paraded proudly with vigorous movements.

Citizens eagerly reached out to touch the lion's head

Subsequently, about 70 Yingge Dance performers, dressed in bright costumes made of vibrant materials, appeared with various heroic facial makeup. They lined up neatly, performing vigorous and bold dance moves to the rhythm of the drums.

About 70 Yingge Dance performers parade through Jinfengzhou Community.

It is understood that Yingge Dance is a folk square dance popular particularly in the Chaoshan region of Guangdong Province. The characters performed in Yingge Dance are all heroes and warriors from the classic Chinese novel "Water Margin." In 2006, Yingge Dance was included in the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage list.

The magnificent Yingge Dance infected every audience member at the scene. "I had heard about Yingge Dance online before, but I never expected to see it in real life. I'm so happy!" said Ms. Chen, a resident of Jinshali Community nearby.

Adorable child performing Yingge Dance

The event also featured a Lishui specialty booth for Guangzhou and Foshan residents to experience the strength of Lishui as an industrial powerhouse. In addition, the "Flower Fairy" also joined the parade to introduce the integrated development achievements of Lishui's culture and tourism to the citizens.

Yingge Dance performers perform vigorous and bold dance moves to the rhythm of the drums

Reporter | Serena

Revisor | Eleanor, Lynn

Photo | Foshan News and Media Center