One of the major operas of Hunan, it is
popular in central and eastern parts of the province, though Changsha
and Xiangtan are the central points. The performance is lifelike and
Huagu (Flower Drum) Opera
One ofthe major operas
of 1 Hunan, popular inmost areas of the province. It has been developed
from folk songs and ditties, and has a history of over 160 years. The
performance is jocular, exaggerated and interesting.
Hunan Folk Songs
They have spread across the province
and can be divided into three forms: high tune, level tune and low tune.
The songs are all about love and romance.
One of the earliest dances of the Tujia nationality. The dancers usually
wear a tower-like cap, clothes made of rice straw and carry wooden sticks
in their hands. Performance is usually accompanied by bamboo tubes.
Changgu (Long Drum) Dance
A kind of dance that is
large in scale of the Yao nationality. One man and one woman (though
sometimes two men and two women) makeup one dancing group. Their dance
displays the labor, life and sacrifice activities of the Yao nationality.