Lion Dance is one of Chinas most popular
Often the performers are members of a
Kung Fu school, and, if well
performed, the dance brings good fortune,
prosperity and longevity to wherever it is
While the dance is quite often seen
during the Chinese New Year celebration, it
can be performed anywhere, from the opening of
a restaurant to the closing ceremony of a
large multicultural festival.
lion is not an animal that is native to China.
Rulers of what is now
Afghanistan used to sent lions to the Chinese
Emperors as gifts, hoping to persuade the
Emperor to allow them to trade with merchants
along the famous Silk Road.
back to sometime during the Han Dynasty (205
BC – 220 AD), and peaking during the Tang
dynasty (716-907 AD), it was performed
particularly at religious festivals, and
spread to nearby Korea and Taiwan.
Dance In Practice
dancers, one of which is inside the head, the
other inside the tail, control a Lion.
musicians – a drummer, a cymbal player, and
a gong player, accompany a lion.
Quite often a Buddha will also play
with and tease the lion.
head of the lion is the one who sets the lions
Depending on the skill of the
practitioner, this can range from simply walking
around moving the eyes and mouth to performing
daring stunts like walking on a ball, or
standing on the shoulders of the tail person
to make the lion appear to be rearing up on
some time during the Lion Dance, the lion may
come across the
choy ching, which is usually
a lettuce in which is concealed a Hung Bao
packet (lucky red packet).
The lion can approach the green, and
then may back away, and eventually will eat
the green, after which he will spit the
remains of the lettuce at the audience.
Being hit by the spit greens is very
the Kung Fu practitioner, the Lion Dance is
not just about ceremony and luck.
The Lion Dance is an essential part of
ones Kung Fu training.
It can teach the student footwork,
stances, and also enhances ones strength,
agility and endurance.
A good lion dancer is inevitably a good
Kung Fu student.
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