China, beside lion and dragon dances, Ch'i-Lin or Unicorn dance
is also a popular recreational arts for the Chinese.
first Ch'i-Lin or Unicorn was believed to sight back in 2800
B.C. in ancient China. According to a popular legend, the Emperor
Fu Hsi was sitting on the banks of the Hwang-Ho River when a
Ch'i-Lin rose from the water. Emperor Fu Hsi described the Ch'i-Lin
as one that resembled a deer, whit the tail of an ox, the hooves
of a horse and with a short horn. It bore magical symbols on
its back, which inspired the Emperor to develop the first written
language of China.
wonderful Ch'i-Lin was held in great esteem, loved for a thousand
years and joined the venerable ranks of the dragon and the phoenix
in Chinese Legends.
Ch'i-Lin dance was choreographed by the Chinese to celebrate
the existence of the first written Chinese language.