Saturday, August 1, 2009
PhotoHunt - Entertainment
While hunting through my photo folders for something appropriate for this week's theme, I found a few pictures during my visit to Taipei Traditional Arts Festival in Taiwan last year. Pictured here is the Red Ribbon Dance which is one of the most popular of China's folk dances. Incase you are wondering, it is originated from Chinese opera and has been preserved for centuries. Each performer holds the ribbon stick in her hands and create a visual collage of circles, swirls, corkscrews to the music of the Chinese chant. It is a great form of entertainment for cultural events and parades.
For opera lovers, you'll be thrilled to witness the Taiwanese opera in artistic form. These days, it's one of the most popular form of theatrical entertainment in Taiwan which combines local opera and music into one performing art.
Belly dance is a dance form originated from the Middle east and it has gained popularity all around the world these days. While I was on vacation in Turkey a few years ago, I managed to catch the exotic belly dance entertainment. The dancers are young yet voluptuous and their flamboyant costumes and flowing movements elicit oohs and aahs from the audience. I was amazed on how the dancers moved seamlessly with the fast tempo of music. I noticed how difficult the techniques were and how much artistry there was in it.
We enjoyed it and it brought fun entertainment. Needless to say, the men just couldn't take their eyes off them and the cameras just couldn't stop clicking. :)
The dancers commonly used finger cymbals and some of the exotic dance movements are carried out at floor level.
First Commenter - Annie