Chinese water sleeve dance is supposed to imitate the movement of water. In Chinese Opera the sleeves are often about the length (on both male and female charater roles) that Kiki has them on her costumes. As a stand alone dance form the sleeves can be considerably longer (e.g. watch this video: www.youtube.com/watch ).
In Chinese Opera, each sleeve movement (as I’ve noted elsewhere, there are literally over a hundred specific hsiu (“sleeve movements”) described by A.C. Scott that are used in in any one particular style of Chinese Opera: silpayamanant.blogspot.com/2005….html ) has a specific meaning that contributes to the overall narrative (just as jeeb in Thai Classical Dance and hastamudra in Indian Classical Dance).
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