exPress-o: Shanghai's Bike Couriers. Photos by Alain Delorme. Impressive stacking skills by the bike couriers. Unusual sculptures of typical goods are fascinating to see them balanced and kept in place while biking.
The lion dance is a vigorous form of dance that calls for perfect coordination, elegance and nerves of steel. Two dancers are usually needed to give life to a 'lion' - one to control the movements of the head, eyes and mouth; the other to act as the body. The first dancer that controls the head determines the movements, while the second must work in tandem with him.
The Southern style costumes feature a lion that more closely resembles Nian, the fierce horned monster that inspired many Chinese New Year traditions The Southern Lion’s head is shaped more like a dragon and has a drape. It can have two or four legs. When performing, the Southern Lion thrusts its head to the sound of drums, gongs and cymbals. The Lion Chinese Lion Dance Southern Style - Dancers must precisely coordinate their movements with those of the instruments