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Dragon & Lion Dance

Dragon & Lion Dance

Dragon dance is a form of traditional dance and performance in Chinese culture. Like the lion dance it is most often seen in festive celebrations.

In the dance, a team of people carry the dragon which is an image of the Chinese dragon on poles.
The dance team does mimic the supposed movements of this river spirit in a sinuous, undulating manner.

The movements in a performance traditionally symbolise historical roles of dragons demonstrating power and dignity.

The dragon dance is a highlight of Chinese New Year celebrations held worldwide in Chinatowns around the world.

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  • Dragon & Lion Dance
  • Dragon Dance
  • Northern Lion
  • Southern Lion

Dragon dance is a form of traditional dance and performance in Chinese culture. Like the lion dance it is most often seen in festive celebrations. Chinese people often use the term "Descendants of the Dragon" as a sign of ethnic identity.

Lion dance is a form of traditional dance in Chinese culture, in which performers mimic a lion's movements in a lion costume Asiatic lions found in nearby India are the ones depicted in the Chinese culture. In the dance, a team of people carry the dragon — which is an image of the Chinese dragon — on poles.

The lead dancers lift, dip, thrust, and sweep the head, which may contain animated features controlled by a dancer and is sometimes rigged to belch smoke from pyrotechnic devices.

The dance team mimics the supposed movements of this river spirit in a sinuous, undulating manner. The movements in a performance traditionally symbolise historical roles of dragons demonstrating power and dignity.

The dragon dance is a highlight of Chinese New Year celebrations held worldwide in Chinatowns around the world. Dragons are believed to bring good luck to people, which is reflected in their qualities that include great power, dignity, fertility, wisdom and auspiciousness.

The appearance of a dragon is both frightening and bold but it has a benevolent disposition, and so eventually became an emblem to represent imperial authority.

Dragon dance is a form of traditional dance and performance in Chinese culture. Like the lion dance it is most often seen in festive celebrations. Chinese people often use the term "Descendants of the Dragon" as a sign of ethnic identity. In the Dragon Dance, the athletes control the dragon in dancing to show a powerful atmosphere, and the symbol of luck, pleasure, and fortune.

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    1. COMPULSORY EXERCISE

    2. OPIONAL EXERCISE

The appearance of Northern Lion is like a real lion, whose lively body is covered by the golden hair. A red knot or green knot on the lion’s head classifies the sex of male and female respectively. In dancing styles, the Northern emphases in jumping.

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  • mixed

    1. COMPULSORY EXERCISE

    2. OPIONAL EXERCISE

The shape of Southern Lion represents a strong power. At the early period, a dancer wearing a mask of Baddish statue head leads the Southern lion. In dancing styles, the Southern enhances in flatland dancing.

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  • mixed

    1. PUBLIC STAKE COMPULSORY EXERCISE

    2. PUBLIC STAKE OPIONAL EXERCISE

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