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Reviving Ancient Dress Through Dance

Chinese dancer Kaidi Li brings traditional Chinese costume back to life through her performances in New York and beyond

By Xie Yi Updated Mar.8

What place does a style of dress over 2,000 years old have in the modern world? Kaidi Li, a young Chinese dancer living in New York city, performs wearing hanfu, the traditional dress of the Han Chinese people. She says dressing in hanfu, whether she's dancing in Times Square or running promotional events, helps her bridge traditional Chinese culture and the modern world.