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Animal Dances

Auspicious animals and beings are always welcomed by people and cherished as an auspicious symbols.

Although many are mythical beings, they often appear in dance form during auspicious ocassions and festive celebrations.

The dragon and lion dances are the most well known animal dances but there are and other forms of animal dances as well. Here is our WIP list of animal dances.

green lionGreen Lion 青狮
Famous for its hidden meanings in the Anti Manchu movement.

lion danceLion dance 舞狮
The most common and often seen of the various animal dances.

dragon dance paris city center chinese new yearDragon Dance 舞龙
Aucpicious dragons are always a welcome sight in any social or festive celebrations and most common of the animal dances.

Qilin Dance 麒麟舞
Less common than other dances but an important part of Cantonese and Hakka heritage.

More animal dances report coming in.

 



 

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