Dance, The Lion (1 x 60')
The lion dance is a big part of the Chinese heritage that has traveled across the seas from India to China. What started off as a mere game became more symbolic as it weaved its way into the people’s hearts in the Ching Dynasty. Since then it has made its way to the South Asian countries, arriving first in Singapore and then spreading on to Malaysia, Indonesia and more. Dance, The Lion gives a beautiful insight into the fascinating truths behind the lion dance. Deemed as a part of the Malaysian National Heritage, the lion dance has evolved from a dance of celebration to one which showcases fine skill and techniques. From an art form which was very much performed on ground level, it has progressed into a combination of acrobatic stances and movements on poles via influences from the ancient martial art of kung fu. Today, the lion dance has become an internationally recognized sport, spreading to countries outside of South-East Asia including USA, Australia, India and Canada. Join us in this amazing discovery as we journey across Asia to explore the myths and the triumphs of the lion dance. The lion is a majestic, poised and omnipotent creature and its dance is a magnificent celebration of the culture it upholds.