By Tim Pattinson
& Zheng Kang
Lion Dance is a romantic visual poem set during a traditional Asian parade in which a highly acrobatic dance is performed to bring good luck. It explores the theme of serendipity using a combination of CG, 2D animation techniques, and a soundtrack to express the rhythmic and pulsating emotion and actions of the characters.
“This is a touching, love-at-first-sight narrative that never dissolves into a cliche. The animation is creative and the music is like another character. The film celebrates love and culture.” ~Donna Casella
“I was thoroughly entranced by this film. The animation technique was used effectively to focus attention; even the depth of field aspects nudged us in the direction the director wanted us to go.” ~Michael Lagerquist