Community Dancing of the Yi Ethnic Group Posted on 30 Aug 05:27
One of the highlights of my recent visit to Xiaocun village was taking part in community dances. The steps varied with each dance, but everyone always held hands in a circle and moved slowly around the fire. The grips also changed with each dance, fingerers interlocked for some, hands clasped for others, and sometimes the dancers just hooked their pinky fingers! The video shows one of the most energetic dances. Be sure to watch to the end so you can see the distinctive hats and dresses of the women.