hada wuSo the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing. ~ T.S. Eliot

Tibetan youth from Yubeng village in northwest Yunnan perform a traditional dance to honor their elders on Losar or New Year’s Eve. Losar, the Tibetan New Year, falls roughly around mid January-mid February according to the Tibetan Lunar calendar. In Yubeng, villagers gather in a residents home in the lower settlement (雨崩下村)to celebrate the holiday together as a community. Dancing, singing, storytelling, and other revelry continues indoors throughout the night into the early hours of the morning.