Different Acting Styles
From the perspective of acting styles,lion dance can be categorized into two types：gentle style and wild style. The former shows the lion's gentleness and loveliness by grabbing the ball,playing with the ball,rolling about, licking its fur, shaking its fur, scratching, rubbing its ears, caressing the lion cub,etc. The latter focuses on the lions aggresiveness and high skills such as walking on the ball, scrambling for the ball, rolling the ball, diving for the ball，jumping and turning, climbing, walking on the seesaw, walking on pointed stakes and other highly skill-demanding feats. The wild style performance can be soul-stirring as it displays the lion's majesty and wildness.