Get to learn Chinese Lion Dance, a traditional dance in Chinese culture and it is commonly seen in some Asian countries, especially Malaysia. However, the versions of lion dance and the appearance are different in several countries, but the most popular form are the Northern Lion and the Southern Lion, both are most prevalent in South East Asia, with the latter predominates.
It is a dance which normally requires two experienced dancers wearing a lion costume in controlling the lion's head and tail by each. While performing, a good teamwork must be established in controlling the lion's head and tail by each, in mimicking a lion's agile movement and stance.
The Chinese Lion Dance is believed to bring good luck and fortune to the community. It is usually performed during the festive celebrations such as Chinese New Year, as well as other Chinese traditional, cultural and religious festivals. In addition, it may also be performed at several important occasions such as business opening events, special celebrations or wedding ceremonies, and etc. It has continued to spread its popularity until today across the global.
Here you will get to learn more about its history and origin, and to understand its functions.
Come and experience Lion Dance in order to appreciate and master the process of this dance by using your full expenditure of strength and sweat it all out with your skill. Most importantly, you will get to enjoy its beauty in-cooperated with strong Chinese cultural elements!
The Art of Performing Lion Dance
We will start the class with 1 hour introduction to get briefing on Dragon Dance and its contents, followed by another 1 hour interactive workshop with our local expert. In this workshop, participant(s) could get to taste and learn on the proper technique in playing Lion Dance. Most importantly, this is to allow participant(s) to appreciate and master the process of this dance by using full expenditure of strength and sweat it all out, and get to enjoy its beauty in-cooperated with strong Chinese cultural elements.