People perform the Dragon Dance at Chinese carnival. China.
Dragon dance in China.
Festivals; ethnic. Children's percussion band clanging cymbals in middle of courtyard. Older boys; teenagers; enter walking around holding poles w/ an elaborate dragon mask and a long body made of cloth w/ cylinders inside at intervals; to the end is attached a tail equally as elaborate as the head.
They run around in circles; figure 8 patterns; etc.; moving the poles to make the dragon writhe and twist. Shots of this from various angles. At the end; CU dragon's head shaking; then CU tail shaking. Tradition; dance; entertainment; theatre; music. Several people watching; but nothing like the crowd one would think they'd have; perhaps they are rehearsing their performance for an upcoming holiday festival.