Tibetan locals perform "Xuan Dance" in front of Ntho-ling Monastery in Zhada County, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region on May 8, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]
"Xuan Dance" is a traditional Tibetan folk dance mixed with narrating, singing and dancing, inherited from the ancient Guge Kingdom thousands of years ago.
The dance is a mixture of various major art forms in Tibet such as Tibetan Opera, Tibetan dance, singing and narration.
This state-level intangible cultural heritage widely ranges from Tibetan religion, rites, customs to festival celebrations in contents.
This ancient dancing art form is regaining its vigor as local Tibetans have lived a moderately comfortable life.