The light was turned on. The elder, the art director, was running through in his full wing for the rehearsal. He was busy adjusting the head ornament of tribal clothes, carefully arranging the stagehands for property display, color, and timing of lighting, and fine-tuning the music so it is in harmony with the dancers’ movements. Before the rehearsal, The elder led all the dancers to pray to the ancestors, and told them the spirit of ritual dance and music of indigenous peoples, sincerely and earnestly: “Dance and music are the bridge between Vuvu (The spirits of ancestors) and us.
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