http://www.files.9minecraft.net/index.php?act=dl& id=1396967463 http://www.dl4.9minecraft.net/index.php?act=dl& id=1396967484 You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Unlike the lion dance in many Asian countries where there are numerous native versions of the dance, the dragon dance is found in other countries primarily among overseas Chinese communities. Sometimes one man has a 'Pearl of Wisdom' on a pole and he entices the Dragon to follow him to the beat of a drum, as if searching for wisdom and knowledge. The result is that the richness of the original Chinese ethnic folk dance, in all its aspects x2013 both in terms of choreography and repertoire as well as in terms of the exact replication of the original costumes x2013 has slowly made a comeback, and today is recognized, also beyond China&apos s borders, as a world cultural heritage worthy of preservation. In 1849, with the discovery of gold and the ensuing California Gold Rush , over 50,000 people had come to San Francisco to seek their fortune or just a better way of life.
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Clothing mainly featuring the color red or bright colors is commonly worn throughout the Chinese New Year because it was once believed that red could scare away evil spirits and bad fortune. A form of lion dance similar to today's lion dance was described as early as the Tang Dynasty, the modern form of the dragon dance however may be a more recent development. When one speaks of folk dances in connection with Chinese culture , most people today think of the quaint folk dances of ethnic minorities, forgetting that the forefathers of the tribe that would later be referred to as the Han Chinese were perhaps the first Chinese people to make use of ritual dancing.  Pickles such as Laba garlic, which turns green from vinegar, are also made on this day.   There is however a form that is unique to Japan – the Orochi (a great serpent or Japanese dragon ) which may be found in a kagura performance. Chinese New Year ,  also known as the "Spring Festival" ( simplified Chinese : 春节 traditional Chinese : 春節 Pinyin : Chūn Jié ) in modern China, is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. See full summary Bizarre Parody of Basic Instinct and Fatal Attraction by Hong Kong's slapstick king Wong Jing. Chinese dragons are a symbol of China, and they are believed to bring good luck to people, therefore the longer the dragon in the dance, the more luck it will bring to the community. [ citation needed ] Dragons are believed to bring good luck to people, which is reflected in their qualities that include great power, dignity, fertility, wisdom and auspiciousness.   The number of different dragon dances has been put at over 700.  The Chingay Parade also features prominently in the celebrations.   Other dances involving dragons may be found in a popular form of entertainment during the Han Dynasty, the baixi (百戲) variety shows , where performers called "mime people" (象人) dressed up as various creatures such as beasts, fish and dragons. Performances are typically made into 8-10 minute routines with an accompanying percussion set. Some of the patterns of the dragon dance are "Cloud Cave", "Whirlpool", Tai-Chi pattern, "threading the money", "looking for pearl", and "dragon encircling the pillar". [ 2 ] Lawrence Ferlinghetti 's poem "The Great Chinese Dragon", published in his 1961 anthology Starting from San Francisco was inspired by the dragon dance.
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This surely goes a long way to explain what is called the popularity of the Lion Dance, for the Lion Dance can be staged in even the smallest, most remote village, and in the south of China x2013 where the majority of China&apos s various ethnic minorities are concentrated x2013 no acrobat is required, as the Lion Dance there is not meant to be evocative, but is strictly symbolic. Festivities include a parade, cultural feast, fireworks, concerts and performances. It is also common in China that on the 5th day people will shoot off firecrackers to get Guan Yu 's attention, thus ensuring his favor and good fortune for the new year.  Lawrence Ferlinghetti 's poem "The Great Chinese Dragon", published in his 1961 anthology Starting from San Francisco was inspired by the dragon dance. Niángāo [Pinyin] literally means "new year cake" with a homophonous meaning of "increasingly prosperous year in year out".
Whilst this swinging constitutes the basic movement of the dragon, executing more complex formations is only limited by a team’s creativity. The appearance of a dragon is both fearsome and bold but it has a benevolent disposition, and it was an emblem to represent imperial authority. However, it is a tradition that the indigenous peoples of the walled villages of New Territories , Hong Kong are permitted to light firecrackers and launch fireworks in a limited scale. Chinese opera became very popular by the Yuan Dynasty , and in the following dynasties, dances became absorbed into opera. In the Chinese calendar , winter solstice must occur in the 11th month, which means that Chinese New Year usually falls on the second new moon after the winter solstice (rarely the third if an intercalary month intervenes).