Ribbon Dancing

"On earth no feast lasts forever." -Chinese proverb But sometimes you wish it could. Over the weekend, there was a Taiwanese American Heritage Week festival. (Taiwanese American Heritage Week starts every Mother's Day weekend in most major cities.) The L.A. one featured folk dance, aboriginal music, Taiwanese food, and more. As a child, I loved seeing performances of the ribbon dance. Women would sway to traditional music, making the swirls of ribbon fly into the air. Originating in the Han … [Read more...]