Dance and Music in Ancient China
By: Paige Wright
Why was this invention important to China?
Why this invention is important to our world today!
Facts about dance in ancient China!
Resource for this information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Chinese_dance
Facts about music in Ancient China!
Resource for this information: http://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/arts/chinese-music.htm
More facts about Music and Dance in ancient China!
Traditional dance in the Chinese can be divided into two broad categories such as Court Dance and Folk Dance. Court dances has been around since the Qin dynasty and were performed in the palace for the emperor. People were playing drums and pipes as early as Shang Dynasty. The philosopher Confucius said that music should be a way of calming people down and making it easier for them to think.
The two resources for this information: http://www.nainichen.org/Tradition/ACDStudyGuide.pdf
The final facts about music in ancient China!
Music in ancient China was used for pleasure, religious ceremonies, announcements, dance, entertainment, and to match or blend with the sounds of nature. The ancient Chinese used silk to make strings for instruments, bamboo for wooden instruments, metal was used for making bells, gongs, and chimes, and stone and clay instruments are also used to make chimes. The wooden instruments were mostly used in ancient China.
Resource for this information: http://china.mrdonn.org/music.html