QILIN DANCE 麒麟舞

Quick compilation of video clips from the first Qilin Dance Revival performance (2014). Still needs English/ Mandarin subtitles.... // Camera: Jay Brown / Video Editing: Frog Wing 


2014: The village is ready to do the Qilin dance. It's been nearly ten years since it was performed, and the teachers are getting old. Over a glass of date and crabapple liquor at He Zhongli's house, we agreed to get it going again this summer break.

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First day of rhythm section practice:

He Wenfeng led a bit of purification and ceremony as we took the Qilin and related beasts from He Zhongli's house to the studio. It is a mysterious and holy thing, after all.