Lion dance performances are a common sight during Chinese New Year (CNY) and often helmed by those from the Chinese community.
Thus, it came as a huge surprise for Malaysians after a viral video showed a Malay girl taking part in a lion dance competition along with her Chinese partner.
Performed lion dance skillfully
In a 9-minute video posted by @ahpeng2830 on TikTok, it showed the two girls showing off their lion dance skills at a competition, with one of them in charge of the lion’s head and the other of the rear.
Throughout the performance, the girls wowed the crowd with their flexibility and superb balancing skills as they danced around the various props placed at the venue.
Towards the end, the girls removed the lion costume to applause and cheers from the crowd for their amazing performance.
Watch the full performance here.
this 1 malaysia♬ original sound – Ah Peng
‘This is 1Malaysia’
In the comment section, netizens were deeply touched by the girls’ performance and praised them for breaking cultural norms.
They also commended the girls for executing their dance routine perfectly.
What an amazing performance by the girls! We hope to see more multicultural events like this taking place in the future!