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Lion Dance on Stilts   1 comment

Lion Dance on Stilts

From Wikipedia:-

Lion dance (simplified Chinese: 舞狮; traditional Chinese: 舞獅; pinyin: wǔshī) is a form of traditional dance in Chinese culture and other Asian countries in which performers mimic a lion’s movements in a lion costume. The lion dance is usually performed during the Chinese New Year and other Chinese traditional, cultural and religious festivals. It may also be performed at important occasions such as business opening events, special celebrations or wedding ceremonies, or may be used to honour special guests by the Chinese communities.

The Chinese lion dance is often mistakenly referred to as dragon dance. An easy way to tell the difference is that a lion is normally operated by two dancers, while a dragon needs many people. Also, in a lion dance, the performers’ faces are only seen occasionally, since they are inside the lion. In a dragon dance, the performers’ faces can be easily seen since the dragon is held on poles. Chinese lion dance fundamental movements can be found in most Chinese martial arts.

There are two main forms of the Chinese lion dance, the Northern Lion and the Southern Lion. Both forms are commonly found in China, but around the world especially in South East Asia, the Southern Lion predominates as it was spread by the Chinese diaspora communities who are historically mostly of Southern Chinese origin. Versions of the lion dance are also found in Japan, Korea, Tibet and Vietnam. Another form of lion dance exists in Indonesian culture, but this is of a different tradition and may be referred to as Singa Barong.

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Penang International Lion Dance On Stilts Championship 2015   Leave a comment

Penang International Lion Dance On Stilts Championship 2015
Preliminary Round
Date: Saturday, 1 August, 2015
Time: 1.00pm- 7.00pm
Admission Fees: Free
Venue: Han Chiang Stadium
Final Round
Date: Sunday, 2 August, 2015
Time: 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Admission Fees: RM 5.00 (free for children below 12)
Venue: Han Chiang Indoor Stadium
Come and join the crowd to watch the action packed and exciting Lion Dance on stilts competition as 21 teams from all over Malaysia as well as foreign teams from China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia will battle it out for the championship title with their most creative and eye-catching lion dance on stilts stunts.
Tickets will be sold on event day but are limited to 3,000 spectators only, do come earlier to grab your chance to watch the exhilarating performances. However, those who wish to purchase tickets before event day may contact as per below:
1. 3, Lorong Macalister (Datuk Lim: 012-4817975)
2. Penang Hakka Association at 34, 3rd Floor, Jalan Burmah (Johnny: 04-2299603/ 012-4317015)
3. Persatuan Tong Keow at 5043, Lebuh Kampong Benggali, Butterworth (Mr Loh: 012-4876623)
4. Choo Kar Chong Kar Khoon at 727, MK12, Permatang Damar Laut, Bayan Lepas (012-5704532)
For more information, please contact Tourism line at 016-411 000 (office hours only) or 012-4817975.

Long wait for a short shoot   Leave a comment

Long wait for a short shoot A wait of of nearly 2 hours foe a 15-minutes’ photo-shoot. Just like we described “Meetings” which we spent hours at meeting to get “minutes”. The world goes round and round as usual. SP Lim
1. The wait started at the time stated on the photographs …
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2. The wait continues after I took the best position and angle – with Komtar as the background and the evening sky.
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3. The sky darkens with the approaching darkness of the late evening light …
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4. The “Blue Hour” approached with the darkening sky …
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5. Still waiting patiently for the first performance which was scheduled for 7.00 pm and other at 9.00 pm.
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6. The Komtar had disappeared in the darkness and was not lighted up … as performance started off.
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7. The performance ended after slightly more than 10 minutes … what a disappoinment! Waiting 2 hours to capture less than 10 minutes of action of the Lion Dance Performance while missing out on the Drums Performance and Chingay at the other end of the road! Not again in my life …
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8. A better deal is the photo-shoot of the Chingay – huge triangular flag performance and the Dragon Dance Performance. Extremely bad organization and timing indeed!
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Lion Dance on Stilts at CNY Heritage Festival   Leave a comment

Lion Dance on Stilts at CNY Heritage Festival

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Penang International Lion Dance On Stilts Competition   Leave a comment

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Penang International Lion Dance On Stilts Competition
Date: 27th & 28th July
Venue: Han Chiang Stadium
Time: 27th July- 2.30pm -10.00pm
28th July (Final)- 4.00pm-10.00pm

Come and join the crowd to watch the action packed and exhilarating Penang International Lion Dance On Stilts Competition as 20 teams from all over Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong battle it out for the championship title with their most creative and original lion dance stunts.

This renowned event is jointly organized by Penang State Tourism Development & Culture Committee and Penang Wushu, Lion & Dragon Dance Association for the 5th consecutive year with the objective to promote Lion Dance as a healthy sport and a tourist attraction. Lion Dance has become a multicultural sport and it is recognized as the National Heritage of Malaysia.

Members of the public are all welcomed to witness this exciting competition.

For more information please contact our Tourism Hotline at 016-42655555.

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