Drunken dance is a typical dance popular among ancient Zhongshan people. It was originated in Song Dynasty and prospered in Ming and Qing Dynasties. On every 8th day of the 4th lunar month, the Festival of Bathing the Buddha, tours would be held after sacrifice. Drunken dance integrates southern style boxing, drunken boxing, variety show and other stunts. In the dance, as long as the dancer has a ghost of sobriety, he would be forced by the wine jar holder to drink, until he is totally drunk and the drunken dance reaches a state of ˇ°drunk body, sober mind; drunk steps, super danceˇ±. Popular among Changzhou, Zhangxi, Shaxi, Dayong, Haotou of Zhongshan, Macao and other places, drunken dance passed through the notice of the directory of the 2nd batch of national non-material cultural heritages in March, 2008.
Drunken dance is the unique dance among Chinese dragon dances
Drunk body, sober mind; drunk steps, super dance
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