The word qing can mean “young” or “bluish green”. In this case, both terms apply. The role of the young monkey is normally played in conjunction with the pixiu dance. The best performers have a background in monkey fist and Chinese opera. They should be adept in the use of props, especially the staff. Tumbling, leaping and irrepressible humor are also major requirements to do the part justice, as the young monkey loves to get into and out of all sorts of trouble.