Lion dance (simplified Chinese: 舞狮; traditional Chinese: 舞獅; pinyin: wǔshī) is a form of traditional dance in Chinese culture, in which performers mimic a lion’s movements in a lion costume The lion costume may be operated by a single dancer, or more frequently by a pair of dancers. The single dancer springs about while energetically moving and shaking the head and operating the jaws and eyes. The pair of dancers, forming the back and fore legs of the beast, mimic the motions of a single animal. The dance is traditionally accompanied by gongs, drums and firecrackers, representing the descent of good luck. Traditional Lion Dance is done on the ground, while the more modern variation has the dancer upon a set of poles. Both lion dances still eat lettuce for good luck.