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Guizhou culture on show at Expo

08-24-2010 08:48 BJT Special Report:Shanghai World Expo 2010 |

As one of China's most ethnically diverse regions, Guizhou Province in the southwest of the country put on a grand display of its arts and culture on Sunday in Shanghai.

The event helped raise the curtain of Guizhou Week at the ongoing World Expo.

The vibrant songs and dances of the people of the multiple ethnic minorities who live in the region took the spotlight on the Bao Steel Stage in Expo Park.

It's a rare showcase for these ethnic performing arts all at one time and place. Audiences in Shanghai got to see a spirited sample of the region's trademark dances such as cockfighting and toasting dances.

Guizhou Province in the southwest of the country put on a grand display of its arts and culture on Sunday in Shanghai. 
Guizhou Province in the southwest of the country put on a grand display of its arts 
and culture on Sunday in Shanghai. 

Xu Qi, cultural official from Guizhou, said, "The original and authentic ethnic dances are the cultural cards that Guizhou presents to the world. We've brought the most representative performing art forms of our province to Shanghai this time."

Guizhou is also committed to displaying its quieter arts. Local craftsmen were demonstrating the exquisite silver ornaments as well as the techniques of batik, embroidery, and making ritual masks and folk instruments.

Most of these handicrafts and their techniques are recognized as items of the national intangible heritage of China.

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