Xuwu troupe wins intl lion dance competition

(en.zhanjiang.gov.cn) Updated : 2019-01-07

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The Xuwu Lion Dance Troupe from Suixi county took gold at the International Lion Dance on Stilts Competition held in Malaysia from Dec 26 to 31.

The lively competition saw 11 troupes from seven countries and regions, including China, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the United States, battling for the title.

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The Xuwu Lion Dance Troupe from Suixi county performs in the International Lion Dance on Stilts Competition. [Photo/Zhanjiang Daily]

The lion dance is a traditional dance in which performers wear a lion costume and mimic a lion's movements in order to bring good luck and fortune. High-stakes lion dances are more challenging and exciting, as they require dancers to perform on stilts while carrying a lion head and sometimes their partner.

The competition is aimed at further promoting the lion dance across the world, said Liang Litang, vice president of the International Dragon and Lion Dance Federation.


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