Lianxiang dance popular for fitness and recreation in China

Source: hubei.gov.cn

Photos taken on June 28, 2015 show people perform the Lianxiang dance in Lijiahe Township of Xuan’en County, central China’s Hubei Province.

  • people perform the Lianxiang dance in Lijiahe Township of Xuan’en County

    people perform the Lianxiang dance in Lijiahe Township of Xuan’en County

  • people perform the Lianxiang dance in Lijiahe Township of Xuan’en County

    people perform the Lianxiang dance in Lijiahe Township of Xuan’en County

  • people perform the Lianxiang dance in Lijiahe Township of Xuan’en County

    people perform the Lianxiang dance in Lijiahe Township of Xuan’en County

  • people perform the Lianxiang dance in Lijiahe Township of Xuan’en County

    people perform the Lianxiang dance in Lijiahe Township of Xuan’en County

  • people perform the Lianxiang dance in Lijiahe Township of Xuan’en County

    people perform the Lianxiang dance in Lijiahe Township of Xuan’en County

  • people perform the Lianxiang dance in Lijiahe Township of Xuan’en County

    people perform the Lianxiang dance in Lijiahe Township of Xuan’en County

  • people perform the Lianxiang dance in Lijiahe Township of Xuan’en County

    people perform the Lianxiang dance in Lijiahe Township of Xuan’en County

  • people perform the Lianxiang dance in Lijiahe Township of Xuan’en County

    people perform the Lianxiang dance in Lijiahe Township of Xuan’en County

  • people perform the Lianxiang dance in Lijiahe Township of Xuan’en County

    people perform the Lianxiang dance in Lijiahe Township of Xuan’en County

  • people perform the Lianxiang dance in Lijiahe Township of Xuan’en County

    people perform the Lianxiang dance in Lijiahe Township of Xuan’en County

  • people perform the Lianxiang dance in Lijiahe Township of Xuan’en County

    people perform the Lianxiang dance in Lijiahe Township of Xuan’en County

  • people perform the Lianxiang dance in Lijiahe Township of Xuan’en County

    people perform the Lianxiang dance in Lijiahe Township of Xuan’en County

  • people perform the Lianxiang dance in Lijiahe Township of Xuan’en County

    people perform the Lianxiang dance in Lijiahe Township of Xuan’en County

  • people perform the Lianxiang dance in Lijiahe Township of Xuan’en County

    people perform the Lianxiang dance in Lijiahe Township of Xuan’en County

  • people perform the Lianxiang dance in Lijiahe Township of Xuan’en County

    people perform the Lianxiang dance in Lijiahe Township of Xuan’en County

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Photos taken on June 28, 2015 show people perform the Lianxiang dance in Lijiahe Township of Xuan’en County, central China’s Hubei Province.

The Lianxiang dance, which is also known as Gunlong Lianxiang, is a folk dance popular in western parts of central China’s Hubei and Hunan provinces, northeastern part of southwest China’s Guizhou Province.

Dancers tap their back, shoulders, arms and legs with a colorfully-decorated stick while singing and jumping. Lianxiang dance used to be one of the dances performed at temple fairs and it is now a popular activity for fitness and recreation. (Xinhua/Song Wen)

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