When Nanxi Village’s “Rolling the Golden Dragon” performance, two people drilled into the “dragon body quilt”, one person danced the dragon head and one person danced the dragon tail. The whole performance process is divided into “opening courtesy”, “drilling around the cave”, “yousing in the water”, “squatting the scales”, “Fushun Wen Lei”, “welding the dance”, “driving the clouds”, ” At the end of the ceremony, the eight dance segments, the Dragon Dance in the performance, the play, the playfulness, the contemplation, the softness, the brave and forge ahead.

The accompaniment uses the powerful and sturdy HailuFengzheng opera’s “brand gongs and drums”, and the gongs play different tunes according to different performances. There are [gong gong blame], [Crying Emperor], [hillside sheep], [eight boards Head] and other cards. Rich expressions, numerous routines, wonderful dances and good skills are the basic characteristics of this dance.

Dragon Dance

The History

In 1996, Nanxi Village was awarded the title of “Hometown of National Folk Art” by the Guangdong Provincial Department of Culture. Rolling Jinlong was incorporated into “Chinese Dance” and won numerous awards in major events at the national and provincial levels.

Pujiang Bench Dragon

Pujiang County is located in the west of central Zhejiang, north of Jinhua City. According to the Zhang family genealogy of Xia Zhangcun, Baima Town, Pujiang, since the Tang Dynasty, the “Dragon TengLan Dance Lantern Festival” has become a custom of Pujiang people, and Pujiang County has called it “Light Festival”. The Pujiang bench is popular in the countryside of Pujiang County and is widely spread throughout the coastal areas of Jiangnan. Looking at the inheritance and development of the Pujiang bench dragon, the Tang Dynasty was the breeding period, Song and Yuan were the mature period, and Ming and Qing were their peaks. After the founding of the People’s Republic of China, especially after the reform and opening up, it was carried forward.

  • From the structural point of view, the Pujiang bench dragon consists of three parts: the dragon head, the dragon body (child light) and the dragon tail, commonly known as the long light. According to the shape of the faucet, it can be divided into categories such as Tianlong, Fudilong, and Prawn Dragon. Due to the different shapes on the bench (dragon body), there are also 11 different forms such as square lamps, jar lights, and word lamps. For festivals or major celebrations, the main performances are the oat cake group, the scissor hoop and the tail.

Pujiang Bench Dragon, as its name suggests, is a swimming dragon lamp that is connected by a single bench. It allows people to fully feel the grandeur and strong femininity of the square folk dance. In the buzz, horn, humming, cheering In the atmosphere of one after another, accept and comprehend the customs of the entertainment and the belief of the people who respect the heavens. A Pujiang bench dragon is almost an art complex. It combines calligraphy, painting, paper-cutting, engraving, sculpture art and crafting and knitting. It integrates sports, acrobatics and dance. The dragon dance that swims has a rough, delicate, unrestrained and rigorous style. Through this dance of philosophical and entertainment, people get the dual satisfaction of the senses and the soul. The Pujiang bench dragon is an authentic culture of the people. The square, wide and thrilling are its main features. The number of participants and the large venues are rare in the same form.