PHOTOS Folk artists rehearse lion dance for upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year in China's Gansu

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Folk artists rehearse lion dance for upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year in China's Gansu

Xinhua

22:53, December 22, 2019

A folk artist cleans the costume for the lion dance rehearsal in Yongdeng County, Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province, Dec. 22, 2019. Lion dance is a traditional performing art of China. Yongdeng Lion dance, a local style of lion dance known for its distinctive and complicated move, was listed as the intangible cultural heritage of Gansu Province in 2011. The lion costume, supported by wood strips inside, is approximately 2.8 meters long and 1.8 meters high, which makes the dance a demanding job for performers. (Xinhua/Ma Ning)

Folk artists rehearse lion dance for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year in Yongdeng County, Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province, Dec. 22, 2019. Lion dance is a traditional performing art of China. Yongdeng Lion dance, a local style of lion dance known for its distinctive and complicated move, was listed as the intangible cultural heritage of Gansu Province in 2011. The lion costume, supported by wood strips inside, is approximately 2.8 meters long and 1.8 meters high, which makes the dance a demanding job for performers. (Xinhua/Ma Ning)

A boy looks at the head of the lion dance costume in Yongdeng County, Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province, Dec. 22, 2019. Lion dance is a traditional performing art of China. Yongdeng Lion dance, a local style of lion dance known for its distinctive and complicated move, was listed as the intangible cultural heritage of Gansu Province in 2011. The lion costume, supported by wood strips inside, is approximately 2.8 meters long and 1.8 meters high, which makes the dance a demanding job for performers. (Xinhua/Ma Ning)

Folk artists rehearse lion dance for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year in Yongdeng County, Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province, Dec. 22, 2019. Lion dance is a traditional performing art of China. Yongdeng Lion dance, a local style of lion dance known for its distinctive and complicated move, was listed as the intangible cultural heritage of Gansu Province in 2011. The lion costume, supported by wood strips inside, is approximately 2.8 meters long and 1.8 meters high, which makes the dance a demanding job for performers. (Xinhua/Ma Ning)

Folk artists rehearse lion dance for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year in Yongdeng County, Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province, Dec. 22, 2019. Lion dance is a traditional performing art of China. Yongdeng Lion dance, a local style of lion dance known for its distinctive and complicated move, was listed as the intangible cultural heritage of Gansu Province in 2011. The lion costume, supported by wood strips inside, is approximately 2.8 meters long and 1.8 meters high, which makes the dance a demanding job for performers. (Xinhua/Ma Ning)

Folk artists get ready for the lion dance rehearsal in Yongdeng County, Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province, Dec. 22, 2019. Lion dance is a traditional performing art of China. Yongdeng Lion dance, a local style of lion dance known for its distinctive and complicated move, was listed as the intangible cultural heritage of Gansu Province in 2011. The lion costume, supported by wood strips inside, is approximately 2.8 meters long and 1.8 meters high, which makes the dance a demanding job for performers. (Xinhua/Ma Ning)

Folk artists rehearse lion dance for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year in Yongdeng County, Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province, Dec. 22, 2019. Lion dance is a traditional performing art of China. Yongdeng Lion dance, a local style of lion dance known for its distinctive and complicated move, was listed as the intangible cultural heritage of Gansu Province in 2011. The lion costume, supported by wood strips inside, is approximately 2.8 meters long and 1.8 meters high, which makes the dance a demanding job for performers. (Xinhua/Ma Ning)

People duck through the lion costume after the lion dance rehearsal, praying for good luck in Yongdeng County, Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province, Dec. 22, 2019. Lion dance is a traditional performing art of China. Yongdeng Lion dance, a local style of lion dance known for its distinctive and complicated move, was listed as the intangible cultural heritage of Gansu Province in 2011. The lion costume, supported by wood strips inside, is approximately 2.8 meters long and 1.8 meters high, which makes the dance a demanding job for performers. (Xinhua/Ma Ning)

Folk artists rehearse lion dance for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year in Yongdeng County, Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province, Dec. 22, 2019. Lion dance is a traditional performing art of China. Yongdeng Lion dance, a local style of lion dance known for its distinctive and complicated move, was listed as the intangible cultural heritage of Gansu Province in 2011. The lion costume, supported by wood strips inside, is approximately 2.8 meters long and 1.8 meters high, which makes the dance a demanding job for performers. (Xinhua/Ma Ning)

Folk artists rehearse lion dance for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year in Yongdeng County, Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province, Dec. 22, 2019. Lion dance is a traditional performing art of China. Yongdeng Lion dance, a local style of lion dance known for its distinctive and complicated move, was listed as the intangible cultural heritage of Gansu Province in 2011. The lion costume, supported by wood strips inside, is approximately 2.8 meters long and 1.8 meters high, which makes the dance a demanding job for performers. (Xinhua/Ma Ning)

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