Dilraba (迪丽热巴) performed at the Dragon TV New Year 2021 Countdown Ceremony on December 31. For this year’s stage, she performed a classic Chinese folk song with Xinjiang characteristics, “Play the Tambourine and Singing Songs” (lit. 打起手鼓唱起歌). Dilraba, who is of Uyghur ethnicity, accompanied the song with a classic folk dance from Xinjiang and wore traditional Uyghur clothing.
After her performance, Dilraba still kept the mask on. She was asked by the hosts to demonstrate some classic dance moves. So Dilraba demonstrated a signature neck twisting move from Xinjiang dances. Since Dilraba was 9, she studied folk dancing and ballet professionally for 5 years.
Dilraba’s studio also shared a series of pictures of her in the traditional Uyghur outfit.
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