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July 21, 2014

Dragon Dance by the Zhejiang Wu Opera Troupe

The Zhejiang Wu Opera Troupe’s Dragon Dance was a 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival crowd favorite. Performed by ten acrobats and originating as a folk dance of Zhejiang Province on the east coast of China, the dance is still popular at New Year’s celebrations and as an expression of cultural heritage and pride.

Videography: David Barnes, Shiyu Wang, Abby Sternberg
Editing: Albert Tong

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