Raw, Wild & Crazy are some of the adjectives best used to describe the African lion dance.
The African Lion Dance is a powerful and spectacular dance from Senegal that depicts the transformation of a man into a lion, the use of this animal is auspicious in African & Senegalese culture as it is embedded in spirituality and history.
According to the legend, a lone hunter is set upon by a fierce lion. He survives the encounter but only just and is in such shock that he looses his mind. Soon he is behaving like a lion, eating raw meat, and it becomes clear that the spirit of the lion that failed to defeat him in the real world, has now invaded his soul.
Held during the rainy season in Senegal, the African Lion Dance is now available year round in Sydney.
The African Lion performs a dynamic dance choreography clad in stunning tribal costume accompanied by drummers and/or percussionists to entrance and inspire their audience with the story of transformation.