Nu Dabian Dance
"Dabian Dance" is one of the representative dances of the Nu nationality, which is spread in the Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture Fugong County Nu villages. Dabian dance is characterized by dancers holding "Dabian" while playing. "Dabiea" is a traditional instrument of Nu nationality, similar to Pipa and four strings. The upper body posture of Dabian dance is very rich, including left and right high, flat, low, back, rebound and so on. There are two main styles of dance steps: one is the knee flexion and extension belt to send the hip rhythm of foot, point, planer, negotiation; the other is the flexion and extension belt to turn the rhythm of foot, point, planer, negotiation, hook, negotiation, flexion and extension is relatively small. The other is the flexion and extension belt to turn the rhythm of foot, point, planer, negotiation, hook.
On November 11, 2014, Nu Dabian Dance was approved by the State Council to be included in the fourth batch of national intangible cultural heritage list.
The Dabian Dance of Nu Nationality is Provincial III-13. The rhythm of Dabian Dance is mostly at medium speed. The knee bends and stretches once per beat of music, which requires uniformity and tenacity. This has a certain relationship with the national character stability. The basic rhythm of flexion, extension and tremor in Dabian dance has detailed requirements in the folk. When artists teach, they first emphasize that the knee joint should not be stiff, but should have a sense of tremor. As for how to master rhythm, it is emphasized that the "heart" should be used when flexion and extension flutter, that is, internal feeling, not only external flutter. It is not difficult to see that their requirements for the basic rhythm of flexion, extension and tremor in Dabian dance are extremely strict.
In a word, the three main points of forming the unique rhythm of Dabian dance are the right and left crotch delivery, the right and left turn, and the flexion and extension tremor. They are also the main factors of forming the unique style of Dabian dance.
The content and steps of Dabian dance are basically the same in all villages. In some villages, there are two kinds of end action combination after some dances. We call them "end combination one" and "end combination two". When a dance is finished and a combination of the ends is added, the speed of music and dance will be accelerated, so that the dance will end in a more pleasant atmosphere.