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Art of Xòe dance of the Tai people in Viet Nam

Language: English

Inscription in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - 2021. Xòe is a form of Vietnamese dancing that is performed at rituals, weddings, village festivals and community events. There are several types of xòe dances, but the most popular form is circle xòe, wherein dancers form a circle and perform basic movements that symbolize wishes for community health and harmony. An important identity marker for the Tai people in northwestern Viet Nam, the xòe dance is accompanied by various instruments, including gourd lutes, drums, cymbals and reed flutes. It is transmitted within families, dance troupes and schools.

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Place/region: Viet Nam, Asia and the Pacific
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: Viet Nam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies
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Rights: Viet Nam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies; UNESCO

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Original: Video.MP4
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: SYNAV-8b48-0157500007.HD.MP4
Source ref.: DOC: 0157500007
Rights holder: Viet Nam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies