Tibetan Dance


Tibetan Dance is also called “Guo-Xue” or “Guo-Zhuang”. It is a form of circle dancing that is commonly played through Tibet. “Guo-Xue” is the name used in the cantral Tibet of Yaluzangbu River basin, and “Guo-Zhuang” is the name used in the east Tibet of Chamdo and its beyond.

Tibetan Dance has different forms and characteristics in each area. The forms used in Batang, Changdu and shanan prefecture are the most fascinating. The dance itself has many variations such as that of sacrificial rites, celebrations, marriage ceremonies and matches. The most common variation is for a match between villages. In this variation, there is no limitation as to the number of participants and the dance is done without music accompaniment. The dancers are divided into a male and female group. They form a circle, hand in hand, and follow a leader while stamping their foot to as the rhythm. Tibetans use dancing as a way to relieve stress, while their youth use it as a way of expressing love.