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Dragon & Lion Dance

Dragon dance is a form of traditional dance and performance in Chinese culture. Like the lion dance it is most often seen in festive celebrations.

In the dance, a team of people carry the dragon which is an image of the Chinese dragon on poles.
The dance team does mimic the supposed movements of this river spirit in a sinuous, undulating manner.

The movements in a performance traditionally symbolise historical roles of dragons demonstrating power and dignity.

The dragon dance is a highlight of Chinese New Year celebrations held worldwide in Chinatowns around the world.