Er ren zhuan

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Er ren zhuan (Chinese: 二人转) is a genre of local folk dance and song from Northeast China. It usually consists of two people, a boy and a girl. They sing as well as dance, using folded fans or red square handkerchiefs (which are twirled along as a song is performed) during the dancing portion. It is very popular due its humorous dialogue and sketches, which have eclipsed the old dances and songs.

Er-ren Zhuan is now becoming better known in the rest of China, thanks to the fact that many er-ren zhuan performers have gone to perform on TV, as well as act in TV serials. Zhao Benshan is the most famous example.

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