Lion Dance

Lion dance is an excellent folk art in China, also known as "Taiping Music" in ancient times. Lion dancing can be divided into North and South, and the South Lion is also known as the Awakening Lion.

Lions are made of colored fabric strips, and each lion is usually performed by two people in collaboration, one dancing the head and the other dancing the tail.

Performers dress up as dogs or other auspicious beasts (such as pixiu or lion) under the music of gongs and drums, and perform various forms of movements to celebrate and auspiciousness. During the performance, the lion dancer needs to use various moves to demonstrate the martial arts of the Southern School, which is very masculine.

Lion dance is considered a auspicious symbol for warding off evil spirits and avoiding harm. It is always celebrated during festivals or major events, and has been passed down from generation to generation.

Lion dance activities are also widely spread in Overseas Chinese communities. Where there are Chinese, there must be lion dance. This has become an important ceremony to promote the national prestige, establish the soul of China, and a cultural bridge for overseas compatriots to recognize their ancestors. Its cultural value and influence are very far-reaching.