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Genesis and Spirit — A Showcase of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Guizhou

Presented by: Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China, Home Affairs Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Organized by: Department of Culture, Guizhou Province, Leisure and Cultural Services Department


Venue Date & Time Price
Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall
$200, 160, 120
Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall
$200, 160, 120
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Programme Notes

Guizhou is situated in the southwest of China.  It boasts picturesque landscapes, pleasant climate, rich natural resources, and an interesting demographic mix of ethnic minority groups.  There is a Chinese saying that describes the uniqueness of Guizhou - “A different sky every ten miles, and different customs even within one mountain”.  It has therefore given birth to many rare cultural heritage gems.  In this spectacular, Genesis and Spirit : A Showcase of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Guizhou, the programme is made up of the songs and dances of the various ethnic groups in the region threaded through by the important genre of Guizhou that has been inscribed onto UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the Grand Song of the Dong Ethnic Group. The colourful eclectic cultures of Guizhou will unfold here with its natural charm that promises to captivate audiences around the world.



Grand Song of the Dong Ethnic Group Our Ancestors Made Their Home Here

Folk custom tableau The Rite

Miao dance Long-robed Line Dance

Yao dance The Long Drum Dance of the Yao

Miao feige My Homeland Is a Wonderful Place

Miao dance The Wooden Drums of Fanpai

Dong custom demonstration A Serenading Procession under the Moon

Dong wedding custom and dance The ‘Chicken Seizing Game’ to Marriage

Song of the pipa and niutuiqin Like the Stars and the Moon

Dong pipa song Respect Your Seniors

Miao coming-of-age dance I Have Grown Up

Miao dance Gun-Shan-Zhu

Tree leaves solo The Music of Tree Leaves

Dong singing – male voice Farming Song around the Seasons

Miao dance The Pheasant Dance

Dong niutuiqin solo A Dong Opera Tune

Dong ballad singing with Dong pipa Zhulang and Niangmei

Miao dance Stamping to the Beat of Drums

Miao love song If I Were a Flower

Ethnic costume show Colourful Guizhou

Song-and-dance performance Here’s a Toast


Programme Length

The programme lasts for about 90 minutes without intermission


Age Limit

Audience aged 6 and above are welcome



Tickets available from 3 May onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by Credit Card Telephone Booking


Discount Scheme

Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (Limited tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis).

Concessionary ticket holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission.


Group Booking Discount

10% off for each purchase of 4-9 standard tickets;

15% off for each purchase of 10-19 standard tickets;

20% off for each purchase of 20 or more standard tickets.


Each ticket admits one person only.  Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discount schemes for each ticket.  Please inform the box office staff of the discount type preferred at the time of purchase.



Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk

Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999

Ticketing Enquiries: 2734 9009

Programme Enquiries: 2268 7323


Audiences are strongly advised to arrive punctually.  No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break in the programme.

The contents of this programme do not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

The presenter reserves the right to substitute artists and change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.


Related exhibition and talks enquiries : 2180 8161 (Hong Kong Heritage Museum)



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