& 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.
a Lion Dance?
We are currently accepting reservations for lion dances & kung fu
performances. We have extensive experiences performing for:
• Chinese New Year
• Business Grand
• Cultural Events
• Other celebrations...
Please call (720)935-5599
or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Community businesses that have invited us for Lion Dance & Kung Fu
Interested in Joining?
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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