Axi Tiaoyue Dance Festival of Axi Ethnic People in Mile County, Honghe
Chinese Name: 阿细跳月
English Name: Axi Tiaoyue Dance Festival of Axi Ethnic People in Mile County, Honghe
Date: 11-13 August
Place: Mi’le County, Honghe Prefecture
Axi is a Yi ethnic branch of Mi’le County, one-hour drive from the Stone Forest. “Axi Dance”, also known as “A Xi Tiao Yue” in Chinese, is a traditional dance of the Axi and Sani branches of the Yi ethnic minority living in M’le, Lunan (Shilin) and Luxi etc.
It is a kind of recreational form in the social life of the Yi youth. When dancing, boys play Dasanxian (a kind of three-stringed instrument) or flutes, and girls will dance up joyfully to the rhythms.