Dragon Head Dance

The dragon head dance was performed during some form of sacrificial ceremony that observes the lunar date, month and stars in Fujian. The dragon only had the head without a body and tail. The dragon head is made of wood and painted with colours that create a majestic look.

During the performance, the dragon head dance move in rhythm with the beats of the drums. The dance movement consists of moving forward or back, dance movement or stationary or jumps. The dragon head dance depicts the birth and growth story of ‘九龙’ – ‘Ninth Dragon’. Dragon head dance such as: ‘Birth of the Ninth Dragon’, ‘Playing Water in the Eastern Sea’, ‘Seeking Marriage in Deep Pool’ and so forth were performed.