A group of 30 people from Tsinghua International Middle School in Beijing came to visit Prop Roots and to make friends with all the Zaiwa/Jingpo kids of Yingpan village. Shortly after the Beijing group’s arrival at the center, we took them to the Yingpan primary school, where all local kids had already lined up into a long welcoming corridor, in full Jingpo attire. Everyone took part in a massive Manau dance under the school’s majestic banyan tree.
Prop Roots' co-founder Anton Lustig had his debut as a Naushong dance leader, parallel to the, luckily, much more experienced headmaster, Mr. Shi.
(Video shot by Zhao Jingpeng, edited by Anton Lustig)