The Chinese lion costume used to be handled by a single dancer, but rarely could get moving and shaking her head and driving the jaws and eyes, so that currently is handled by a pair of dancers, forming one head and forelegs, and the other back and hind legs of the animal. The use of a pair of dancers is seen perfected in Chinese acrobatic exhibitions, with the two dancers who form a team that moves the animal between the movable high platforms. However, the dance form is seen more frequently in Chinese communities overseas, is the southern lion, in which the steps originate in kung-fu, which requires that the dancers have a solid stance rider, which must be maintained throughout the dance. The dance is traditionally accompanied by a drum, one or more pairs of cymbals and a gong; the owners of the houses or premises that comparsa of dancers visit accustomed to burning firecrackers, representing the next good luck. In the days of the Chinese Lunar New Year practitioners from different schools of Chinese martial arts take to the streets to greet with their dances the neighbors, which are visited lion standing at the door of your home or commercial establishment include a red envelope with money inside, accompanied by a lettuce. This symbolizes long life and wealth, augurs well for the year as its Cantonese pronunciation Sang Choy, has a sound very similar to these words. How to present the donation to the dancers depends on the degree of difficulty that the donor wishes to impose on them, and this is directly related to the amount of money it donates, since when the prizes are greater, difficulties also. In southern China not only the lion dance, known in Cantonese as Mou If you dance, but there are also dances and Keilon Piyao.
Costume for lion dance practice, with simple decorations, fur made of sheep wool, and sequin material for the cloak (standard material for lion costume). Sold with two pants and and two pair of shoes (small shoe sizes).
Pants sizes: suitable for 1m70 to 1m90 persons (5’7” to 6’3”)
Shoes sizes: 41 to 43 european size (US : 8 to 9)
Color: red and gold.
Summary :Costume for lion dance practice, with simple decorations, fur made of sheep wool, and sequin material for the cloak (standard material for lion costume)