Lion dance II


Lion dance II

The lion dance is usually performed by various Kung Fu schools as it requires powerful moves and strength in stance. Style varied during years and it looks like that He Shan style is the one performed in Singapore - because of its richness of expression, unique footwork, magnificent-looking appearance and vigorous drumming style. When the dancing lion enters a village or township, it is supposed to pay its respects first at the local temple(s), then to the ancestors at the ancestral hall, and finally through the streets to bring happiness to all the people. The dancers are given task to do - find a hidden offering, test/taste it and entertain people. Lion groups are awarded with offering and a red envelope (with money) if they performed well.