【大美广东】Women’s Lion Dance Team: Break the Prejudice, and Mount the Peak
"Bang! Bang! Hey!", when the lion drums were sounded at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, the lion dance team members, from Nanxing Hexing Hall, Renhe Town, Baiyun District, Guangzhou City, began their training. Amidst the sound of drums and gongs, the female members leaped around, performing movements such as "climbing up on the shoulders", "sitting on the head" and "climbing up on the rear legs" with courage and agility. Though most of us may think that practicing movements of the lion’s head high in the air is very creepy, they were not afraid even though they had been injured before. To practice well the action of lifting the lion's head to their own heads by the lion's tail, the girls continued to adjust the state and challenged themselves repeatedly, until it finally met the standard. Their perseverance, courage, and dedication are really touching.
文/记者 刘佳宁 孙绮曼 实习生 郑泳丹
图/受访者供图 郑泳丹 余健基
The five bronze Chinese zodiac animal heads reunited in the Old Summer Palace