A lion dance is performed at Shanhaiguan Pass, a tourist resort in Qinhuangdao City in north China's Hebei province. Photo: Xinhua A lion dance is performed at Shanhaiguan Pass, a tourist resort in Qinhuangdao City in north China's Hebei province. Photo: Xinhua
A lion dance is performed at Shanhaiguan Pass, a tourist resort in Qinhuangdao City in north China's Hebei province. Photo: Xinhua
Year of the Pig

The lopsided fortunes of China’s ancient lion dance: thriving in the south but struggling in the north

  • Public’s interest in the ancient art spiked when video of two performers working on routines went viral on social media
  • A focus on family and heritage is driving its preservation in southern China

Topic |   Year of the Pig
A lion dance is performed at Shanhaiguan Pass, a tourist resort in Qinhuangdao City in north China's Hebei province. Photo: Xinhua A lion dance is performed at Shanhaiguan Pass, a tourist resort in Qinhuangdao City in north China's Hebei province. Photo: Xinhua
A lion dance is performed at Shanhaiguan Pass, a tourist resort in Qinhuangdao City in north China's Hebei province. Photo: Xinhua
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