This nifty guide to lion dance shows that you don’t actually know much about it
Did you know you shouldn't touch a lion's mirror or that red ribbon on its head?
Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow
09 June 2017 - 03 September 2017, 1000-2200
National Gallery Singapore
A series of cute drawings explaining the ins-and-outs and dos-and-don’ts of lion dance has been making its rounds on Facebook, courtesy of a local lion dance troupe.
Created by Taiwanese-American artist Ireny Pigblorps (or at least, that’s what she writes on her blog), “the beginner’s guide to chinese lion dance” would give pretty much anyone who isn’t a lion dance practitioner a new takeaway about the craft — certainly a sport in its own right.
Here are some of our favourites (although honestly, you should go through them in the order presented on her blog):
For the uninitiated:
For the REALLY uninitiated:
Betcha didn’t know all of the things here:
For those not used to being approached by a performer while standing innocently in the crowd:
And this very important one, in multicultural societies such as ours:
See the whole series of drawings here.
Top image and all images from irenydraws.tumblr.com.