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'Feitao' dance of the Maonan ethnic group

By (chinadaily.com.cn)

'Feitao' dance of the Maonan ethnic group
[Photo by Tan Yongyao/chinanews.com]

"Feitao" in the Maonan language is a general term describing Maonan activities related to vow repayment. The Feitao dance was originally used for rituals, but has now become a colorful folk activity integrating with oral literature, folk songs, drama, dance, music, and other artistic elements of the Maonan ethnic group. "Feitao" has many categories, including songs, dance, stories, and mask carving. It was listed as a national intangible cultural heritage on May 20, 2006.

Hechi is located in the northwestern part of Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region and the southern foothills of the Yungui Plateau.