Luchun Drum Dance (Drum Dance)


This drum is used in 24 various kinds of performances, each reflecting an element of Yi tradition: the beginning of the universe, agricultural planting and harvesting. Originally, this dance was only performed once per year, but it is now performed for all manner of events, including weddings, funerals, and festivals. The ancient custom is that only women can perform. The performance calls for three people at each drum, simultaneously drumming and dancing.