Snake Dance Practice Video

Actually the official name is Green Snake and White Snake and it’s based on the Legend of the White Snake which is one of my favorite Chinese stories. I’ve learned a couple White Snake bits for Chinese Opera but this is my first time getting to be Green Snake. I have wanted to be Green Snake since I was a little girl. Dream come true! LOL

This dance is deceptively hard. It’s not that technical, mostly it’s choreographed acting really, but I’ve never had a dance where I had to share someone’s space that closely. We spend a good portion of this dance glued to each other, so there were a lot of head clopping and stomping all over each other in the beginning.

2.5 weeks until the performance! I wish all my dances felt as ready for the stage as this one. >.<