We, at Chinese Garden Scene; are not trying to re-invent the wheel.
Our team is aware, that Chinese garden representations, around the globe; already have their own Chinese cultural activity programmes, in place.
What we have to offer, however...
- How many of them have been designed from A-Z ? and
- How many of you have had the time, to benchmark them ?
against parameters of cultural authenticity and consensus ?
What is NOT included on this web site - is most of them - specifically.
Lion dance traditional Chinese: 舞獅; simplified Chinese: 舞狮; wushī
Originated in China close to a thousand years ago.
The lion being traditionally regarded as a guardian creature.
Ninghai, in Ningbo, is called the northern " Homeland of the Lion Dance " (狮舞之乡) .
In the north the lions usually appear in pairs.
Northern lions usually have long and shaggy orange and yellow hair with either a red bow, or a green bow (female) on its head.
Northern lions resemble a Pekinese Dog or Fu Dogs.
Movements are very life-like.
Acrobatics are very common, with stunts like lifts or balancing on a giant ball.
Northern lions sometimes appear as a family, with two large " adult " lions and a pair of small " young lions ".
Guangdong is the homeland.
Southern dance is more symbolic.
Styles are further subdivided in the south and as a popular example;
Hok San style combines a southern lion head with Northern lion movements and tries to reproduce a more life-like look, realistic movements, and acrobatic stunts.
The lion with the white coloured fur is considered to be the oldest of the lions.
The lion with the goldish yellowish fur is the considered to be the middle child.
The black coloured lion is considered to be the youngest lion.
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