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Zhanjiang's Suixi Lion Dance will once again be featured on CCTV's Lantern Festival Gala on March 2. [Photo by Li Zujie/Zhanjiang Daily]
Zhanjiang's Suixi Lion Dance will once again be featured on China Central Television's (CCTV) Lantern Festival Gala on March 2, the fifth day of the Chinese Lunar New Year.
As a scaled-down version of the Spring Festival Gala, the annual Lantern Festival Gala is one of the most popular TV programs in China. The show will be primarily aired on CCTV, but also other channels for audiences all around the globe.
The local publicity department decided to send the Suixi's Longwan Dragon & Lion Dance Troupe for the gala on behalf of Zhanjiang after receiving the invitation from CCTV a few days ago. The team is comprised of eight lions and 20 performers.
According to troupe leader Li Zujie, the team is rehearsing as much as they can after arriving in Beijing. Everyone is in peak form and ready to show off the Zhanjiang folk art performance to people across the world.