Dance performance: Maids and Guys [yunnan.cn]
On the evening of September 15, a dancing poem Yi People's Three Colors was put on the stage in studio theatre of Yunnan Arts University.
The dancing poem that won top prize in China's national dance competition was performed for cultural exchange with foreign countries such as Germany, Japan, Malaysia, and so on, said by a performance organizer.
The performance mainly includes three dancing chapters that are embodied in black, yellow, and red colors which Yi people admire most.
Yi people think black is a noble color that stands for their nationality's characters to combat with bravery and courage. Dances containing Rhyme of Mountain Drums, Rhyme of Yi Women and Rhyme of San Sheng(a kind of musical instrument) are performed in keynote of black.
Yellow color represents joyful tastes of harvest. Dances Maids and Guys, Miss Your Song Tones, On Dancing Square, Brothers and Sisters display passionate love between men and women of Yi people after they harvest from golden fields.
Red symbolizes fire ignited in July and enthusiasm. Red Flowers Rhododendron Delavayi, Cycle of Heaven and Earth show ceaseless charms of Yi people like a fire burns vigorously.
(Editors: Cathy Chen, Lynn)