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- The Lion Dance
The Kei Lun Dance
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- The Lion Dance Team

 

The most basic lion dance team has 5 people: 

  • 2 members for the lion 
  • 1 drummer 
  • 1 gong player 
  • 1 symbol player 

There is an optional 6th or even 7th member referred to as a 'funny person', 'laughing Buddha' or 'big headed Buddha'. The Buddhas (or 'daai fut') wear a painted full-head mask with a large smile and either a traditional kung fu uniform or a monk's robe. They can also have a pillow is under their clothes to give them a Buddha-like pot belly. Their job is to interact with the crowd and tease the lion with a fan or a ball.

 



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