January 21, 2022

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Actress dancing underwater as mythical Chinese character ‘Goddess Luo’ becomes online sensation

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Woman performs classical dancing in the water. Her attractive moves and flowing costume draw to brain Luoshen, a legendary Chinese water goddess. Picture: screenshot on Sina Weibo


A common Chinese dance carried out underwater in Luoyang, Central China’s Henan Province, a short while ago went viral on social media during the Dragon Boat Competition. The unorthodox display led to renewed passion amid audiences for common Chinese art and lifestyle, mentioned observers.

The gorgeous dance is named The Prayer, and was the opening effectiveness of the gala entitled The Amazing Tour on Dragon Boat Pageant broadcast by Henan Tv Station (HNTV) on Saturday. 

The dance featured a character from the famed ancient Chinese portray Ode to Goddess Luo, the daughter of a heavenly sovereign character Fu Xi(or Fu His) in Chinese mythology who drowned and then grew to become a goddess, according to the legend.

“The moves ended up captured underwater at 4.5 meters from the floor,” Chen Jia, director of the HNTV gala, stated to neighborhood media.

In the movie on social media, the underwater actress is witnessed dancing in colourful conventional Chinese costume. The limited dance, which lasted significantly less than two minutes, was found by observers as an ingenious blend of up to date art and standard Chinese lifestyle. “The water manufactured the costume even extra lovely and the moves additional sleek!” explained one particular observer on the web.

Relevant subject areas have been trending on Sina Weibo for the past couple days, with 1 subject matter The Superb Tour on Dragon Boat Festival registering far more than 550 million views and almost 300,000 feedback as of press time. 

Netizens ended up still left stunned by the two the splendor of the dancer and the creative imagination included in placing on the dance underwater. “I’m just so happy of becoming a Chinese and our conventional culture. I cried a tiny little bit immediately after looking at the demonstrate,” stated one particular netizen on Weibo.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying also posted the video on Twitter on Sunday, stating that the dance was “unbelievably lovely!” and the actress “danced gracefully like a swan and agilely like a Chinese dragon.”

He Haohao, the show’s solo dancer, told nearby media that the entire piece was shot over three consecutive days in Shanghai. 

“The staff and I put in a whole of 26 hrs under h2o just to finish the taking pictures,” He discussed on Sina Weibo, “Each and every time, I would keep my breath for 50 seconds to do a dance phase.”

“The movie crew had to soak themselves in the drinking water for at minimum two hours for just about every taking pictures session,” He’s agent told the report, “they experienced from ruptured capillaries and nosebleeds soon after staying way too long in h2o. And the dancer shivered in chilly h2o and could only go on just after a cup of incredibly hot tea.”

He properly trained in synchronized swimming for 10 decades and when labored as a stuntwoman in Stephen Chow’s motion picture The Mermaid in 2016.

In its provincial Spring Competition Gala previously in 2021, HNTV gained around audiences by presenting a team dance telling a Tang Dynasty(618-907) period tale of ladies owning exciting at a supper party in the palace.

HNTV explained that similar will work will be planned in advance for the next conventional festivals such as the Qixi Competition, Mid-Autumn Festival, and Double Ninth Festival respectively.

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