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Wanting Wu

Wanting Wu

16:00 - 17:00 at 16:00 & 16:45

Tibetan folkdance and free workshops

Dance Performance followed by dance workshop.Wanting Wu is a PhD student of Queen?s University, and also a dance tutor of school of history and Anthropology Department of Qub,Chinese dance performing artist in Belfast. 1. Solo dance performance?White Cloud of hometwon : Through the use of dancer?s body language and long white sleeve, Wanting Wu will show us the eternal Tibetan cultural expression of the Tibetan landscape. This solo dance using traditional Tibetan costume here in Belfast will reveal the Veil of traditional Tibetan dance, providing the audience with a new cultural experience! The body movement trying to show the deep respect Tibetan society has for the mountain which represents purity in the Buddhist faith and also explains the myth of why ?Tibetans who can walk can also dance?.

2 Workshop: At the end everybody can embrace Tibetan culture in the Guozhang (traditional Tibetan circle dance) workshop by joining a circle to experience Mysterious Tibetan Guozhang tradition! Guo Zhuang workshop ? The Guozhuang dance is a joyous dance. Whenever there are festivals or happy events, people of all ages will merrily join the dance. Guozhang means singing and dancing in a circle, synonymous with Guoxie in the Tibetan language. It originated from the form by which Tibetans danced around a campfire. This dance has been with the Tibetan ethnic group throughout their history. In the dance, men and women of an equal number form a circle with one person acting as the leading dancer. The dance involves repeated musical dialogues in antiphonal style between male and female dancers, without any accompaniment of musical instruments. The Guozhuang dance is rich in content and flexible in steps. It changes with the development of Tibetan life and work. There are dances featuring daily work like barley gathering, wool twisting, cattle feeding and wine making etc.

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