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Chinese Lion Dancers

The Lion Dance can be traced back as early as the Qing Dynasty. The “Lion” itself, was a creature that people worshipped as Gods, to rid of illness, droughts.

  • Entertainment:
    Cultural and Traditional Music, Event Theme Ideas, Oriental Theme, Outdoor and Festivals, Roving Performers
  • City:
    Sydney
  • Size:
    5 - 8 performers per Lion

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Biography

Chinese Lion Dance

The Chinese Lion Dance can be traced back as early as the Qing Dynasty. The “Lion” itself, was a creature that people worshipped as Gods, to rid of illness, droughts.
Our Chinese Lions are colourful and always smiling. Their foot work is agile , mimicking the movements of a cat. The music is complicated, allowing the lion to express itself with many different types of expressions.
Extremely popular for Chinese Festivals as well as Asian themed events.

Chinese New Year Celebrations

The lion expresses joy and happiness and is used to summon luck and good fortune. During the Chinese New Year, lion dancer troupes from the Chinese martial art schools visit the houses and shops of the Chinese community to perform the traditional custom of “cai qing”, which literally means “plucking the greens”.

As the lion moves from place to place, he looks for some green vegetables such as lettuce which are hung above the doors of houses or businesses. Hidden in the leaves is a red packet of money. The lion eats the lettuce and and then scatters the lettuce leaves to symbolize a fresh start for the new year and the spreading of good luck.

The Red envelope offering is a reward for the lion for chasing away the evil spirits.

Chinese Lion Dance is the only lion team in Australia with ‘Double Happiness
  wedding lions’ – include lion dancers in full costume, musicians (drum, gong
and cymbals) and all items necessary for the performance.
One Lion Performance (15 minutes), roving and floor show
Floor area required for a floor show approximately 5m x 5m
5-7 Performers

Double Double Happiness Lions Performance (15 minutes), roving and floor show
Floor area required for a floor show, minimum 6m x 9m
8-10 performers

Optional Extras:
Outdoor Pyrotechnics – Chinese Firecrackers

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Testimonials

Just a quick email to say thank you to you and your staff for helping make our Christmas Party event amazing.

All of our staff loved your performance on the night and are still talking about it. You were both fantastic to deal with and took the stress out of piecing together our ‘surprise’ Christmas Party opening performance.

Once again thanks you.

T. Prince

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