- CNTV English - CCTV News

Traditional folk dance parade in Dalian celebrates Spring Festival

02-16-2011 08:28 BJT Special Report:2011 Spring Festival |

Watch Video

Play Video

Local amateur performers of traditional folk dances have added to the festive mood in the northeast coastal city Dalian. They are making the most of this week before the Spring Festival celebration ends.

Lion and dragon dances, drum beating, land boats, and stilt walking... almost every kind of popular folk performance of northern China was seen in this parade. Though none of them are professionals, they are die-hard fans of these favorite art forms popular at festive celebrations or big occasions.

Some well-known figures from China's folk tales and ancient novels have come out off the page to join the effort and add some festive fun. Here's the "Monkey King", played by a woman over sixty years old.

Performer said, "We are making fun for the viewers and ourselves. It's good for our health."

Over 200 amateurs across the city, most of which are retirees, have come together to share their passion and joy with their community.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: CNTV.CN

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program