Saturday, November 14, 2009


The Ethnic Village in Kunming offered another unexpectedly professional and engaging performance. This was a theatrical depiction of all the ethnic "nations" that make up Yunnan province. It is illustrated with traditional costumes worn by young, beautiful musicians and dancers. They are not of the professional caliber as the Tang Dynasty Dancers, but close. I saw the show twice, photographing it twice from the front row. There were signs saying that photography was prohibited, but that prohibition was ignored by everyone (even in China digital cameras are everywhere). I am sure that will become enforced in the near future.