Stilt is a traditional folk performing art in China. Stilt walk is acted by a dancer walking on wooden stilts which perfectly combines skill with music and dance. It is also famous as “Upward Viewing Drama” since the audience should look up to view the performance.
Stilt walk as traditional Chinese art can be seen in Shandong, Shanxi, Henan, Beijing, and northeast China, and so on. Different region has different stilt performing forms. Stilt walk can be divided into two types: gentle stilt walk and valiant stilt walk. The former lay stress on the performer’s appearance and amusing behavior, but the latter emphasizes on personal skills and unique techniques such as “splitting”, “hopping “, “obstacle surmounting” and other stunts. Stilt is a flattering element in traditional Chinese Wedding. Do you want to make a Cloud-castle themed wedding? It is absolutely stunning!
Can you imagine that you walk with so long stilts? No doubt, it is a hard work.
Laborious stilts walkers
For example, in the stilt walk named “Cloud Mounting Meeting” played in Zhangxie Village in Fangshan District of Beijing, the performer could walk on a single 140cm-long stilt and also jump from the top of four piled tables that is indeed a stunning technique. Stilt walk was recognized as the national intangible culture heritage in China in 2006.
The sedan chair can spray fire. It is rather lively and interesting.