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Virtual Workshop – Soaring in the Lunar New Year with a Roar!
January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Get in the Lunar New Year spirit and celebrate with a behind-the-scenes look at the art of the Lion Dance. Become an honorary Flying Lion member as we take you through the culture, history and an interactive session to bring luck and fortune to your own home!
Please Note: This is an online workshop that will stream across Folklorama’s social media channels. Please follow and subscribe so you don’t miss the workshop premier. Requires a computer, laptop, or mobile device with audio.
The Flying Lion Dance Troupe is Manitoba’s authentic Chinese Lion & Dragon Dance team that aims to provide the best in Chinese culture and entertainment. Their mission is to promote traditional and modern Chinese & Dragon dance styles to future generations, contribute to the enrichment of multiculturalism in Manitoba and provide an opportunity for youth to be involved in the preservation of their culture. The team has performed across Canada, the United States and internationally in Chile at various major festivals, corporate events, and grand openings.
The Chinese Lion Dance is a traditional dance done in which two performers mimic a lion’s movements. The Troupe trains on a Lion Dance focused curriculum, which results in their ability to perform traditional floor routines, shows with props and modern competition style performances on poles ranging from three to nine and a half feet. The Lion may be seen with the Happy Buddha, accompanying in various stories told through the performance. The Chinese lion dance symbolizes bringing good luck and prosperity each year to their guests and audience!