Lion dance at Malaysia Kopitiam
The traditional Chinese Lion dance is usually a part of festivities such as restaurant openings, Chinese New Years, and even weddings. If the dance is done correctly, it is believed that will bring happiness and luck and will scare off evil away. This year’s Chinese New Year were celebrated at Malaysia Kopitiam with a traditional Chinese Lion dance.
Click on the images above to view the pictures taken during the lion dance event.
The lion dance consists of the head, tail, percussion and Buddha. It is prestigious to be a head dancer with the power to decide whether to show the lion’s youth with vitality or its maturity with docility.
The tail dancer has one of the most challenging roles. The tail dancer must follow the drumbeat and the head dancer while crouched in an uncomfortable position under the long piece of silk representing the lion’s body.
Watch the video here.