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Yunnan and Yi Folk Dance Performances

Yunnan Folk Dance Performance at Chinese Cultural Night was the longest performance of the night, as well as the most diverse. Since dancers after dancers appeared in varied traditional dresses and showcased completely different styles of dancing (you can view first part of Yunnan Folk Dance Performance here).

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Next up was singer Ge Sang Dun Zhu, who sang Pretty Girl, I Love You, and A Drinking Song in Chinese. While I couldn’t understand a word of what he was saying (apart from dhoom machale he said couple of times :D), his voice was quite melodious and so were the tunes playing in the background.

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Next up was the folk dance performance by Yi ethnic group of China, with a sensual dance, appropriately titled Walking on the Clouds.

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I guess songs and dance really transcend all cultural and lingual barriers, which is why even though the audience wasn’t able to understand a single word being said/sung on stage, yet was completely captivated by the performance of Chinese singers and dancers and were thoroughly enjoying the Chinese Cultural Night.

In my next blogpost, I will be sharing Tibetan Dance Performance and a magician, who changes masks so fast, that even when he does it in front of you, you still can’t make out, how he did it!

4 Comments

  1. Lovely Nice & Crisp Shots Yogesh, especially considering the indoor lighting conditions they were taken in and without flash. Isn’t the Nifty-Fifty a real gem.
    Also Good to see that you’ve starting embedding the EXIF into into your images. :p
    I observe that you’ve shot most of the images at F2 and one even at f1.8. How come they’re so sharp?
    Seems like I’ll have to join you on one of your morning Photowalks and take lessons :)
    Cheers mate

    • Thank you Harjeev. Nifty-fifty is a nice lens, and on my 60D it has been performing much better than it used to with my 1000D. So I guess that extra resolution and AF is really coming in to play.

      • Great. Me waiting for the 7D-M-II to be launched sometime next year. Then will wait and see what I want to upgrade to M-I or the new one. (depending on the discounts :P )
        Cheers

      • Harjeev if you can, go in for 5D Mark III. 7D Mark II would not be able to meet or exceed it.

        While I am regularly pushing ISO3200 on 60D, files are nowhere as good as they would have been in case of full frame and I doubt 7D II would be all that different.

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