These Lion dancers have been practicing and performing traditional Chinese Lion Dance for over 25 years. Performances are full of energy, as our Lion Dancers use physical skill to bring the Lions to life.
These Lion dancers have been practicing and performing traditional Chinese Lion Dance for over 25 years. Performances are full of energy, as our Lion Dancers use physical skill to bring the Lions to life. Considered a truly auspicious event that is a great highlight to any celebration!
Lion Dances can range from ground work, bench and table work, to prop work. Performances can be flexible for a client’s needs, and all performances depend on availability.
Also available are the ‘Spirit of the Lion’ Drum Team has been performing on traditional Chinese drums for over half a decade. With routines demonstrating power, energy and musical skill, these performances are a great way to draw attention to events. Our drummers are always working hard to improve and have currently been expanding with other Asian drums. A loud highlight for any event!
Chinese New Year Celebrations
The lion expresses joy and happiness and is used to summon luck and good fortune. During the Chinese New Year, lion dancer troupes from the Chinese martial art schools visit the houses and shops of the Chinese community to perform the traditional custom of “cai qing”, which literally means “plucking the greens”.
As the lion moves from place to place, he looks for some green vegetables such as lettuce which are hung above the doors of houses or businesses. Hidden in the leaves is a red packet of money. The lion eats the lettuce and and then scatters the lettuce leaves to symbolize a fresh start for the new year and the spreading of good luck.
The Red envelope offering is a reward for the lion for chasing away the evil spirits.