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  • Short Summary

    People perform the Dragon Dance at Chinese carnival. China.

  • Description

    Dragon dance in China.

    Festivals; ethnic. Children's percussion band clanging cymbals in middle of courtyard. Older boys; teenagers; enter walking around holding poles w/ an elaborate dragon mask and a long body made of cloth w/ cylinders inside at intervals; to the end is attached a tail equally as elaborate as the head.

    They run around in circles; figure 8 patterns; etc.; moving the poles to make the dragon writhe and twist. Shots of this from various angles. At the end; CU dragon's head shaking; then CU tail shaking. Tradition; dance; entertainment; theatre; music. Several people watching; but nothing like the crowd one would think they'd have; perhaps they are rehearsing their performance for an upcoming holiday festival.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2398.11
    Media URN:
    76368
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:18:00 / 01:38:55:00
    Canister:
    ON 308 A

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