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Lion dancing for everyone in New York during Chinese New Year | Video

The lion dance dates back to the third century and still plays a big role in Chinese New Year celebrations. It’s a tradition typically performed by men but some dance troupes in New York are encouraging women to play a more active role. As William Denselow reports, it’s part of a larger effort to share these ancient celebrations with a wider audience.

Lion dancing for everyone in New York during Chinese New Year | Video

11 Feb 2019 11:46am
The lion dance dates back to the third century and still plays a big role in Chinese New Year celebrations. It’s a tradition typically performed by men but some dance troupes in New York are encouraging women to play a more active role. As William Denselow reports, it’s part of a larger effort to share these ancient celebrations with a wider audience.

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