Le Yen Quyen is a pharmacist who works at a local health clinic in Vietnam's Mekong Delta. However, at night, she dances under the head of a lion on perilously high metal poles, practising her moves ahead of Lunar New Year festivities.
The 27-year-old female is one of the first women to join the Tu Anh Duong lion and dragon dance troupe, where performers mimic the movements of the creatures to bring good luck and dispel evil spirits.
Evening after evening in the southern city of Can Tho, she perfects the stunts she will show off during Tet, the Vietnamese New Year holiday which begins next week.
Not only Quyen but also her baby daughter, who accompanies her to every session, looks on from the sidelines.