100 million people square dance regularly in China. Not square dancing in the European or American sense, but group dances led in public squares by a dance leader known as guangchang wu.
Dancers meet in a public place and spend an hour perfecting and performing routines, often set to techno pop or dreamy electro Chinese pop music. This familiar sight is so ordinary in China that sightings of ‘dancing aunties’ are pretty much guaranteed in all towns and cities.
Suitable for all ages and abilities, be warned, guangchang wu may be addictive!
Presented in partnership with China Exchange
For all ages and abilities
This is a free, drop-in event. Visitors are invited to join in or watch this event and leave at any time while the event is running.