Dragon dance, also known as “dancing dragon “, is also called “playing dragon”, “playing dragon lamp” or ” dancing dragon lamp “. One of the traditional folk dances in China is widely distributed throughout the country. Its variety of forms is any other. Folk dances are unmatched.
As early as in the oracle bones of the Shang Dynasty, there have been a few people who collectively sacrificed dragons for rain in the records of the Han Dynasty Dong Zhongshu’s “Spring and Autumn Fanlu “, there are clear records of various dragons seeking rain. afterwards, the poems of the dynasties It is not uncommon to record the text of the court or folk dragon dance. Until now, the dragon dance is still one of the dance forms that are common in folk festivals. The most basic means of performance of the dragon dance is its props, compositional changes and action routines. The dragon is the totem of the Chinese nation and the ancestors of the believers. LED Dragon Dance is a symbol of the Chinese spirit. It embodies the spirit of the Chinese national group and the spirit of the development. It contains the cultural connotation of harmony between man and nature and benefiting mankind. It is the Chinese in Jiqing. The most common form of entertainment in the blessing season, the atmosphere is warm and inspiring, and it is an extremely precious cultural heritage of the Chinese nation.
The Different Books and the Understandings
According to the Han Dynasty scholar Dong Zhongshu’s “Spring and Autumn Fanlu ” records, the Han Dynasty has a more complete form of dragon dance: in the worship activities of the rain and snow, spring dance green dragon, summer dance red dragon or yellow dragon, autumn dance white dragon, winter dance Molong. each dance 5 to 9 dragons, the dragon can grow up to several feet. After more than 2,000 years of creative development, Chinese folk dragon dance has a very high skill (including art), and the form of performance is also rich and colorful.
Chinese traditional folk dance is named after the dancers who hold the legendary dragon-shaped props. The image of the dragon originated from the ancient Chinese totem and was regarded as a symbol of the nation. Legend has it that the dragon can carry clouds and rain, and reduce disasters. In 2006, it was included in the first list of National Intangible Cultural Heritage, No. III-4. The more widely spread are:
It is also known as Fire Dragon, Golden Dragon. Use bamboo poles and silk cloth to tie into a dragon head, dragon body (3 to 10 knots) and dragon tail, painted dragon scales, each with a candle light in the dragon body. When dancing, one person holding a lantern (symbolizing a bead) leads the dance in front. Others hold the wooden handle under the dragon head and dragon tail and perform the “two dragon play beads” and “golden dragon jade column”. The dragon lanterns danced on the night of the festival, accompanied by gongs and drums, and accompanied by fireworks and firecrackers. Now with LED the lights look all the more attractive.