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Frontiers in Art Research, 2020, 2(6); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2020.020608.

Study on the Characteristics of Dance Art of Minorities in West Hunan


Fen Li

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Fen Li

Shinawatra University, Bangkok 10400 Thailand


There are various forms of folk dances in China. Originated from the folk, China's minority dance has experienced the development and innovation of numerous folk artists', form its typical artistic characteristics and vividly show the spiritual outlook and aesthetic taste of ethnic minority areas. The minority dance in Xiangxi, Hunan province has distinct features and unique artistic charm. Originated from life, the minority dance in Xiangxi takes the millions of laboring people working on the vast land as the main body. Influenced by the multi-ethnic culture of Western Hunan, it has a close relationship with surrounding cultures. It promotes the simple people's pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. The primitive religious consciousness and the complicated natural geographical environment formed the rich ritual culture of Miao nationality. The minority dance in Western Hunan is characterized by life and ritual. The minority relic dance is influenced by subjective and objective factors to form unique artistic characteristics. It is of great significance for the inheritance and development of minority dance culture to study the characteristics of minority dance in Xiangxi. Based on the extensive reference to relevant literature, this article will summarize the formation and development of the folk dance art of Xiangxi, analyze and elaborate the characteristics of the folk dance art of Xiangxi, and summarize the reasons for the formation of the minority dance art in West Hunan from multiple perspectives, to provide more theoretical references for the research on the inheritance and development of the folk dance art in Xiangxi.


West Hunan, Minority dance, Artistic characteristics

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Fen Li. Study on the Characteristics of Dance Art of Minorities in West Hunan. Frontiers in Art Research (2020) Vol. 2 Issue 6: 44-50. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2020.020608.


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