The Artistic Features of Ordos Chopstick Dance

  • Keerlun and Li Jia
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  • Keerlun

    National Preschool Normal College of Inner Mongolia

  • Li Jia

    College of Music, Shanxi Normal University, Linfen, China

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The chopstick dance, originated in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, got its name from dancing with chopsticks. The chopstick dance, which is one of the representative traditional folk dances of Mongolian nationality, is closely related to the natural environment and living customs of people on the grassland. The movements and musical style of chopstick dance complement other Mongolian dances, but also distinguish from others. Following the rhythm of the music, the dancers hold chopsticks hitting each part of the body in kneeling, sitting, standing and other posture. The movement is agile, the rhythm is bright and the emotion is warm, forming a very tense and infectious form of performance. Chopsticks dance expresses the Mongolian people's love for life and it is also a part of the spiritual life of Mongolian people.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 5, Page 2057 - 2063


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