Different characters and accessories enrich your performance and keep the lion dance fresh and exciting show after show. The use of escorts and comic teasers that accompany traditional lion dances has been widely ignored and largely forgotten during recent years. We’ve always felt this important component of lion dancing deserves more attention. These roles add a certain human touch to a performance, inviting the audience to connect more closely with the performers. Certain props convey symbolic messages to audiences familiar with Chinese culture. Hand-held props provide the masked performer with opportunities to make their performances more visual and more challenging. Wearing the right apparel, you can make twice the visual impact with only half the effort. Without proper attire, a masked performer, no matter how talented, can’t make the right impression on an audience. You’ve worked hard to hone your skills as a masked performer, don’t compromise your performance with an incomplete or improper appearance.