CNC-LN021-MAJESTIC-PEACOCK

Found this YouTube clip while searching for more information concerning peacocks and find it interesting.

Folk dance, called “Mayilattam” or “the peacock dance” is a very popular dance, where the artistes dress up like peacocks and imitate the dance of the peacock.

The Peacock Dance is the most famous dance in Dai Minority area – Yunnan province, China. In Dai people’s heart, peacock is the symbol of beauty, happiness and luck. Of all kinds of dance of Dai Minority, the peacock dance is their favourite one.

Here are the features of the Peacock Dance:

  • The dancers’ knees always wave flexibly.
  • The movements are soft and elegant to show the docility of peacocks.
  • The performers’ legs move promptly and the eyes move flexibly to show the flexibility of the peacock.

Read more at http://www.chinaodysseytours.com/special-topic-about-china/peacock-dance-of-dai-minority.html

The Pailin Peacock Dance is a dance of Kola ethnic group, who live in the region of Pailin in the west of Cambodia.  The dance relates to a Pailinian legend about a magic peacock who goes to preach to the King.

This lively dance is about commemorating this peacock which is a symbol of happiness.

The dance imitates the peacock with lively colors of beautiful wings, and suggests a courting scene between a peacock and a peahen.

The dance is said to bring happiness and prosperity to villagers, and is often performed during the New Year and ritual ceremonies in times of drought to pray for rain.

Read more at http://www.cambodiancommunityday.org/index.php/attractions/pailin/phnom-yat

A confused peahen (female peacock): Why are you dancing? 

Peacock Dancer: Why can’t I dance?

The confused peahen (female peacock): I can’t marry you.

Peacock Dancer: …..

Have fun reading!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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