Ancient skywalkers: Traditional tightrope acrobats of China’s Xinjiang

Source:Globaltimes.cn Published: 2017/3/21 19:12:11

File photo:Two dawaz acrobats perform on a highwire in Hami Prefecture of China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on March 11, 2012. Photo: CFP

Dawaz is a traditional form of tightrope and acrobatic performance in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. A Uyghur folk tradition dating back almost 1,000 years, dawaz was listed as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2006.

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