Cassandra Liu (left) looks on during a lion dancing rehearsal by the Shaolin Entertainment Lion Dance Troupe, owned by Shaolin kung fu master Bruce Wen, in California, United States. Photo: Jon Delouz

The lion dancing women reinventing a Chinese tradition, showing it’s not just a ‘sport for boys’

  • At a Southern California lion dancing troupe, women from diverse backgrounds are taking the lead and hoping many more will follow
  • Challenges come from both inside and outside the costume, with audience members not unknown to say things like: ‘Little girl, what are you doing?’
Topic |   Chinese culture

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Cassandra Liu (left) looks on during a lion dancing rehearsal by the Shaolin Entertainment Lion Dance Troupe, owned by Shaolin kung fu master Bruce Wen, in California, United States. Photo: Jon Delouz
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