Showing posts with label Kuanjiao Village. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kuanjiao Village. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

The Kuanjiao Golden Dragon--Kuanjiao Village, Huilong Town, Gaoyao District, Zhaoqing City, China

In February 2024, during the Lantern Festival - China Zhaoqing Cultural Parade.


The Kuanjiao Golden Dragon from Kuanjiao Village, Huilong Town, Gaoyao District, Zhaoqing City performed for the audience.


The Kuanjiao Golden Dragon is the longest dragon in Guangdong Province.


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Saturday, February 10, 2024

"Dragon" appears! The golden dragon in Kuanjiao Village, Huilong Town, Gaoyao District, Zhaoqing City will accompany you to celebrate the Year of the Dragon

"Dragon" appears! The golden dragon in Kuanjiao Village, Huilong Town, Gaoyao District will accompany you to celebrate the Year of the Dragon


Gaoyao released 2024-02-10 08:15 Guangdong


"Dragon" is a totem worshiped by the Chinese nation from generation to generation, symbolizing the elimination of disasters and bringing blessings.


This year 2024 is the Year of the Dragon in the traditional Chinese lunar calendar, and dragon dance can add a lively atmosphere to the Year of the Dragon. In Kuanjiao Village, Huilong Town, Gaoyao, there is a custom that has been passed down for hundreds of years - a dragon dance ceremony is held every year before and after the Spring Festival to pray for good weather and abundant harvests. And this "Kuanjiao Golden Dragon" is currently the largest and longest "Golden Dragon" in Guangdong Province.

this "Kuanjiao Golden Dragon" is currently the largest and longest "Golden Dragon" in Guangdong Province

▲Picture provided by the Cultural Center of Gaoyao District, Zhaoqing City - "Golden Dragon" in Kuanjiao Village, Huilong Town


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Thump…thump…thump…


Hearing the drum beat of "Mr. Dragon", the dragon dance team members in the village gathered in the village ancestral hall.


With the joint efforts of everyone, the rituals of "raising the keel" and "installing the dragon body" were completed successively, and the huge appearance of the Kuanjiao Golden Dragon gradually emerged.

Preparations before the dragon dance, the dragon is invited out of the ancestral hall.
Preparations before the dragon dance, the dragon is invited out of the ancestral hall.


"Don't tie the rope too tight!"

"We need to put the dragon's spine in the middle,

If you turn this place over, you won't see the dragon's spine..."

On this day, "Mr. Long" Su Yanyao was very busy.

During the whole process of "pretending to be a dragon", he ran forward and backward,

Guide and teach the younger generation about the "steps" of dragon dance,

"Golden Dragon" in Kuanjiao Village, Huilong Town-Gaoyao District, Zhaoqing City

"Golden Dragon" in Kuanjiao Village, Huilong Town-Gaoyao District, Zhaoqing City
"Golden Dragon" in Kuanjiao Village, Huilong Town-Gaoyao District, Zhaoqing City


Su Yanyao's nephew proudly said: "The Kuanjiao Golden Dragon is a traditional folk culture that has been passed down in our village for hundreds of years. The spirit of the Kuanjiao Golden Dragon has always inspired every generation of us. It is very meaningful for our younger generation to shoulder the responsibility of inheriting it. One thing." Su Yanyao's son told reporters that he has participated in dragon dance since he was eight or nine years old. He played drums when he was a child. When he grew up, he participated in flag dances, dragon circles, etc., and now he is a dragon dancer. One member.



"Mr. Long" is the commander-in-chief of the dragon dance team.


As Mr. Dragon, Su Yanyao has more than 40 years of experience in dragon dancing and is familiar with all aspects of dragon dancing. He is very gratified to see his next generation not afraid of hard work and practicing the skills of dragon dancing assiduously.


The dragon dance team includes old people, middle-aged people, and young people. Only by working together can we pass on traditional folk customs.
The dragon dance team includes old people, middle-aged people, and young people. Only by working together can we pass on traditional folk customs.


Su Yanyao said that every festive festival or large-scale event is held, young and old will participate in dragon dance. The older generation of dragon dancers pass on their skills and experience to the young people, hoping to pass on the Kuanjiao Golden Dragon spirit from generation to generation.


Pictures provided by Zhaoqing Gaoyao District Cultural Center-young people also learn dragon dance

▲Pictures provided by Zhaoqing Gaoyao District Cultural Center-young people also learn dragon dance


After the golden dragon was installed, everyone beat gongs and drums to carry the golden dragon through the village. The golden dragon's head and tail echoed, its four claws waved, its body was covered with glittering golden scales, and its colorful dragon skirt was hung with tassels. It was resplendent and dazzling.


Gaoyao Kuanjiao Jinlong (Zhaoqing City, Guangdong Province, China). Photo by Wu Yongqiang

▲ Gaoyao Kuanjiao Jinlong (Zhaoqing City, Guangdong Province, China). Photo by Wu Yongqiang


Gaoyao Kuanjiao Jinlong (Zhaoqing City, Guangdong Province, China). Photo by Wu Yongqiang

▲ Gaoyao Kuanjiao Jinlong (Zhaoqing City, Guangdong Province, China). Photo by Wu Yongqiang



When the dragon team set off, colorful flags, dragon tablets, gongs and drums, and dragon beads opened the way. After the golden dragon, there was a big flag to cheer up, which was very impressive.


Gaoyao Kuanjiao Jinlong (Zhaoqing City, Guangdong Province, China)
 Gaoyao Kuanjiao Jinlong (Zhaoqing City, Guangdong Province, China)


Gaoyao Kuanjiao Jinlong (Zhaoqing City, Guangdong Province, China)
 Gaoyao Kuanjiao Jinlong (Zhaoqing City, Guangdong Province, China)


The "Kuanjiao Golden Dragon" golden dragon has a total length of 75 meters and a total weight of about 1,000 kilograms. It requires 32 young and strong young people to dance at the same time. Therefore, the physical strength, technology and tacit understanding of the dragon dance are all indispensable. Not to mention anything else, a dragon head alone weighs more than 40 kilograms. When dancing, it has to make dragon tricks, dragon circles, single column rolling, double column rolling, dragon gate jumping, dragon gate wearing, dragon quilt wearing, dragon playing with beads, etc. Various moves such as dragon curls and tails usually need to be replaced within a minute or two, so many dragon dance teams have multiple generations performing together. This is how Kuanjiao people pass on this traditional skill from generation to generation. 

Gaoyao Kuanjiao Jinlong (Zhaoqing City, Guangdong Province, China)

▲ Gaoyao Kuanjiao Jinlong (Zhaoqing City, Guangdong Province, China)


Deng Wanhua, deputy director of the Cultural Center of Gaoyao District, Zhaoqing City, said: "Kuanjiao Golden Dragon is a municipal intangible cultural heritage project in Zhaoqing City. A group of people in a village dances a golden dragon, which is unique in Guangdong Province. During the Spring Festival and other major festive festivals, Kuanjiao Golden Dragon is danced by a group of people in a village. The golden dragon will "go on patrol", and its body is flexible and smooth, showing the dragon's momentum and charm, and has become a very representative cultural symbol in the Lingnan region."


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