World Champion Lion Dancers
Yup, you heard it. There is a world championship for Lion Dancing. It is a big deal to have a lion dance performance during Chinese Year. Even bigger, if you can see the world champions, which we did on Saturday. They are from Jahor, Malaysia and they performed at a condo near ours. Sally and I went to check them out and I am happy to say it was worth it.
The group was made up of about 20 boys and teenagers. Here is one of the lion dancers in costume, minus the upper portion of his costume.
Together with his partner, they would run up and down these very small platforms high in the air.
The highest platform was about 8 feet in the air and both of them had to land on it, turn around and then head back. It was pretty incredible.
At the end of the routine, we were standing in the right place as Sally was able to get face-to-face with one of the lions.