DRAGON DANCE

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🎨 Dragon dance is another traditional dance in Chinese culture. Like the Lion Dance, it most often takes place during festive celebrations. 

🎨 While there are 2 people inside the lion, as for the dragon the performers operate a long figure of a creature using poles that are positioned along the length of the dragon.


Chinese dragons are believed to bring luck and possess qualities like dignity, wisdom and fertility.

Chinese dragons are believed to bring luck and possess qualities like dignity, wisdom and fertility.

The appearance of a dragon you can see during the performance is quite fearsome. That’s understandable since in the past it served as a representation of imperial authority. The movements made by the dragons during the performance traditionally symbolise their respective roles and demonstrate their power and dignity. 

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🎨 Performed for over 100 years, Mid Autumn Festival celebrations in Hong Kong include the Fire Dragon Dance in Tai Hang. The dragon can measure up to 70 metres in length with thousands of burning sticks πŸ’πŸ»

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Anna Salenko