Lion Dances

Some articles on dances:

Folk Kagura
... is a wide umbrella term containing a great diversity of folk dances derived from mikagura, and incorporated with other folk traditions ... Miko kagura – dances performed by shrine maidens (miko) originally derived from ritual dances in which the miko channeled the kami, speaking, singing, and dancing as the god ... had a very loose form, akin to similar god-possession dances and rituals in other world cultures, they have developed, like many other Japanese arts, into highly regular set forms ...

Famous quotes containing the words dances and/or lion:

    Annie: Dances like Pavaliver, that child.
    George Grainger: Dances like who?
    Annie: Pavaliver—the Russian dancer. Don’t be so ignorant.
    Reginald Berkeley (1890–1935)

    The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and a little child shall lead them.
    Bible: Hebrew, Isaiah 11:6.