Nuo Dance originated in the primeval age as a means of exorcising evils and worshiping gods.
It is the oldest dance form known in Han ethnic group, which has been selected as one of the
intangible cultural legacies in China.
Nuo Dance has been performed in Nanfeng county, southeast China's Jiangxi Province since
Han Dynasty. Dancers wear wooden masks while they perform. Nuo mask is an important part
of Nuo Dance, which demonstrates craftsmen’s extraordinary skills and conveys the
understanding of Nuo culture.
Nowadays, mysterious Nuo Dance has become an entertainment instead of a means used to
dispel evil spirits.