The Phenomenon of 砂舞/莎莎舞 (Friction Dance) in China

A few years ago, a unique form of dance, known as 砂舞 or 莎莎舞, was at its height in China, particularly in Chengdu. Translated as “friction dance,” this dance has its roots in underground dance halls, originally referred to as “dark dance halls” or “洞洞舞厅” (cave dance halls), owing to their initial establishment in air-raid … Read more