Training to Become a Lion Dancer | Atlas Obscura


Meet Kolkata's lion dancing instructor. James Liao was born and brought up in Kolkata, and he’s been teaching lion dance for more than ten years. Liao has spent the last few years teaching the art of lion dance to the local youth in Kolkata, offering them the chance to earn some extra income for their families while learning a centuries-old art and carrying on the tradition.

Client: Atlas Obscuara
Location: Kolkata, India

Director/Producer/DP/Editor: Lucas Veuve