10 February 2005

Lion Dance

Today we had a lion dance in our office..that too on the trading floor!!! It was fun to watch. Personally I like the lion dances very much. Have seen quite a few dances and am pretty impressed with the steps.

This dance consists of two dancers acting like a lion, a few flag bearers and some drummers. Of the two dancers, one holds the head and the other bends down to form the body and is covered by the cloth designed with small pieces of cloth & fur. The drummer and the lion coordinate to form a musical that matches the dance.

The lion dance brings to memory the poi kaal kuthirai and mattu dance (the dummy horse and ox dance) that forms a part of the temple festivals in South India.

4 comments:

Chakra Sampath said...

Any fotos to post on that ?

Aravinth said...

It looks like u r not working and enjoying all these stuffs during business hrs...

Rama The Drama said...

What about 'Annathe aadurar oothiko..oothiko..thennatu venga than paathukko' stuff ;)

PVS said...

Chakra: dont have the fotos...will chk if any of my friends took one yesterday.

Aravinth: yea, its work while u work and play while u play policy :))

Ramchi: unfortunately, that was missing...its unique for India...cant find a resemblance anywhere else :((