Legend & Significance of Lion Dance

The lion is traditionally considered the soul of a Kung Fu School. It demonstrates the skill and prowess of its school. The lion is also believed to be a good omen, as it scares away evil spirits and assures good fortune thus Chinese communities around the world begin their festivities with a traditional Lion Dance accompanied by musicians playing the drum, gongs, and cymbals.

Although the lion is not indigenous to China, murals and engravings depicting the Lion Dance have been found dating back to the Han dynasty (206 B.C.E. - 221 A.D.). Around that time lions were probably brought as gifts for the emperor by the Persians via the Silk Road. Chinese legend has it that the lion was able to drive off a monster that was raiding the Chinese villages, thus creating the mythic associations of protection and good fortune that the lion connotes today. Artisans created lions out of paper and bamboo and over the years the colors and decorative traits have become elaborate and culturally symbolic in themselves. There are Northern and Southern variations. The Northern Lions are made of long-haired skins usually gold or red that cover the performers completely. The Southern Lions accentuate the features on the Lion head and have long colorful trails that drape over the performers to form the body of the lion.
Need a Lion Dance?

We are currently accepting reservations for lion dances & kung fu performances. We have extensive experiences performing for:

• Chinese New Year
• Weddings
• Birthdays
• Business Grand Opening
• Cultural Events
• Other celebrations...

Please call (720)935-5599 or email lion@taikungha.com for more details.
Community businesses that have invited us for Lion Dance & Kung Fu performances:

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We are looking for people that want to learn this energizing and fun blend of skill and creativity.

Learn how to play traditional Lion Dance musical instruments and learn the Kung Fu based movements and dramatic skills of Lion Dance. Enhance your coordination, physical stamina and build teamwork skills.

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