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The meaning of the lion dance head making

Lion head making has deep meaning behind them, why they are constructed in certain shapes, sizes, and colour. Here we explain each of them to you: 1. Nose – The nose represents Wealth. That is why the nose is big, and the traditional colour is green. Because in lion dance, it is using the meaning of the same tone. For example, in Cantonese, the sound of green is Luk, which has the same meaning as Wealth. 2. Cheek – The cheek is the area to protect the Wealth. Therefore a…

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Basics of 8 trigrams a.k.a Ba Gua unveiled

The 8 trigrams, or commonly known as Ba Gua, is one of Ancient China’s symbol. The long line - represents Yang, and the broken line — represents Yin. The combination of 3 such lines forms 8 symbols, known as the 8 trigrams. Each trigram represents something. Picture by : Wikipedia.org The 8 trigrams interrelating with one another forms 64 trigrams. There are 2 arrangements of 8 trigrams, one is Early Heaven, and the other is Later Heaven. Picture by : Wikipedia.org Picture by : Wikipedia.org The trigram in the Early…

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Exclusive Interview with Sifu Harlan

Lion dance is popular in the East as well as in the West. Gee Yung International Martial Arts Dragon and Lion Dance Association display great example of spreading the art of lion dancing. Sifu Harlan Lee currently helms the association and has successfully spread the art to various parts of the USA, and Asia. Sifu Harlan share with us his experience and teaching.   1. When did you started lion dancing? How did it started? Sifu Harlan: Back in the early days our Association did not purchase Lion Heads for my…

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In Love with Lion Dance

How much would you do to be with your love? Tan Wen Da, a full time coach/instructor, and also a provider of exposure programmes and coaching services to schools in the field of Chinese Cultural Sports/Arts. He made his passion his life. Not only that, he married his love whom share the same passion, dragon and lion dance. His wife, Cynthia, a civil engineer by work and qualification. During her free time, she spends time talking about lion dance with her husband. Both of them makes a matching couple, also…

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tao yijun Exclusive Interview 专访 

Lady Fighter with Looks and Knowledge

photo is taken by Mark Teo Photography in 2009 This is a lady that you don’t want to mess with. Tao Yijun has represented the Singapore National Team to participate in various competition and won several awards. Her main events are Taijiquan (太极拳) and Taijijian (太极剑) as well as Duilian (对练) which is a group event (choreograph sparring). She won the Team of the Year (Event) Award at Singapore Sports Awards 2012, Women’s Duilian Gold award at the 2011 SEA Games, Women’s Duilian Gold award at the 2011 World Wushu Championships. She has won several…

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Exclusive Interview with Sifu Luan

Sifu Luan is a full-time kung fu instructor at Lam Tu Luan Kung Fu School, Australia. Lam Tu Luan Kung Fu School was founded in 1988 in Brisbane & is regarded as one of the best & longest running Lion & Dragon Dancing Kung Fu schools. Sifu Luan shows great perseverance in what he do, and he keeps his goal in mind. He is passionate about kung fu and it is something he would continue pursuing.   Q 1. How long have you been in practicing kungfu, and lion dance? Sifu…

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Youngest Lion Dance Maker

He is only 19 years old but Leon Ng founded Qing Wei Cultural Troupe and is also the troupe leader. Currently he is still pursuing his studies in Diploma of Product Design and he juggles his time with studies, lion dance performance, making lion head, and sharing his knowledge. Leon is the youngest lion dance maker and today we have the honour to interview him.   1. At what age did you started learning lion dance? What influenced you? Leon : I started to get involve with lion dancing since…

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Chingay & Dragon Dance Parade in Penang

Picture: George Town, Penang GEORGE TOWN, PENANG – Chingay & Dragon Dance Parade this weekend (16th December 2012) The parade is expected to start from Padang Brown at 7.30pm, and the 1st team to reach Esplanade by 9pm. Key performance area for spectators will be at Padang Brown, Penang Road in front of KOMTAR, and Esplanade (in front of City Hall). There will be Chingay teams, Dragon and Lion Dance teams involved in this parade.

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Preserve the Chinese Culture 保留中华传统文化

Chinese culture survived the longest in history, and our ancestors has done a great work in preserving them for more than 2500 years. How long will our Chinese culture last? The modern world has great influenced on the people today with technologies, movies, entertainment, food, and almost everything in our daily lives. It is slowly taking over the Chinese culture, and in today’s generation, lesser people are aware of Chinese traditions and their roots. Videos on the internet showing lion dance dancing hip-hop, shuffling, are making fun of the Chinese…

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