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Chinese cultural heritage - Yangko

Updated: 2015-02-03 17:12 Comments

Chinese cultural heritage - Yangko

An old lady performs Yangko in a competition in Qinyang city, Henan province. [Photo/Xinhua]

Yangko, a rural Chinese folk dance with a history dating back thousands of years, originates from farming life in ancient times. The dance relates to sacrifices to the farmland god when people prayed for a good harvest. As time passed, the original dance evolved, taking in various artistic forms and skills, including opera, acrobatics and martial arts, and eventually developed into the type of Yangko that is seen today.

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