Ritual Practices and Functional Evolution of Sacrificial Dance in “Ying Shen Sai She”

Juanyun ZOU, Bo LI


“Yin Shen Sai She” in south-east Jin area is a comprehensive folk sacrificial ritual activity, which is a cultural combination of multiple art genres and folk beliefs. Dance as one of artistic expressions in “Yin Shen Sai She”, delivers general publics’ appeal for a better life and faith in their religions through body language. This paper starts by analyzing the ritual practices of the sacrificial dance, and then dives into deep culture to explore the social functional evolution of the sacrificial dance in different context of times.


“Ying Shen Sai She”; Sacrificial dance; Ritual practice; Social function

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/12111


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