Bamboo horse performance kept alive in Shanxi

By Sun Ruisheng in Taiyuan and Zhou Huiying | | Updated: 2022-08-23 16:21
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A Shouyang bamboo horse show unfolds. [Photo by Tian Zhaoyun/For]

Over the past decades, Guo Yonghu has dedicated himself to the inheritance and development of Shouyang bamboo horse performance, a traditional theatrical dance that uses horse-shaped props.

The Shouyang bamboo horse show, which originated in Guojiagou village in Shouyang county of Shanxi province, has a history of around 700 years and is popular in the county.

The performance mainly consists of actors wearing face makeup and stage costumes using horse-shaped props, stilts and acrobatic fight action.

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