The lion dance is an important part of Chinese culture. Lion dance is a traditional form of dance in Chinese culture in which performers mimic a lion’s movement in a lion costume. The lion dance is often mistakenly referred to as dragon dance. An easy way to tell the difference is that a lion is operated by two people, while a dragon needs many people. Also, in a lion dance, the performers’ faces are covered, since they are inside the lion. In a dragon dance, the performers can be seen since the dragon is held upon poles. Basic lion dance fundamental movements can be found in most Chinese martial arts. As a traditional form of dance, the Chinese use the Lion and Dragon dancers as symbols of auspiciousness to mark key dates such as Chinese New Year or the opening of a new business.
Lions are animals that are regarded as guardians in Chinese culture. Asiatic lions, which are native to nearby India, are the inspiration for the costume used in the Chinese lion dance. Although originating in China, the dance itself is performed in many countries and has numerous variations and incarnations. The lion is usually red, orange, or yellow in hue and the dance itself is quite acrobatic and occasionally features high risk stunts.
Chinese lion dance costumes comes in different shapes, sizes and colors. You can go for the kid’s Chinese lion dance costume for your child. You child will love dancing in the colorful costume. Or you can go for the adult one or even a professional lion dance costume one. Southern Chinese lion dance is usually performed as a way to ward off evil spirits while good fortune. The costume is more ornate and colorful and the dance is often seen as a symbol of the Chinese New Year and new beginnings. Purchase one of these lion dance costumes with specific ones for kids, adults, amateur or professional performers. Understand and appreciate traditional Chinese culture with these elaborate lion dance costumes.