Lion and Dragon Dance embraces the beauty, art, culture, traditions, and history of China. A good performance is believed to bring luck and happiness. Gestures and movements that closely mimick the emotions of the mystical animal tells the story behind the performance. Emotions and expressions portrayed by the dancers include excitement, caution, curiosity, playful, anger, sleepiness, confusion, happiness, and sadness, to name a few. In addition to this, acrobatic skills are sometimes displayed by the dancers to add excitement to the performance.
Dragon Dance is the fierce and explosive movement of 9 people controlling the massive 72 foot body of the dragon. The serpentine movements require speed, coordination, and power, which altogether brings the majestic creature to life.
Lion and Dragon dance is frequently seen during the Lunar New Year and can be seen in all parts of the community from schools to corporate gatherings, and even Bar Mitzvahs.
For the past 30 years, the J.K. Wong Dragon and Lion Dance Team has performed over 10,000 shows at community events, festivals, grand openings, restaurants, supermarkets, schools and universities, corporate events, private parties, weddings, and many more!
The team also performs outside the United States including China, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and other countries.
If you have questions about hosting the Chin Woo Lion & Dragon Dance Team to perform, you may contact us for details. If you would like to know more about Lion Dance and its rich traditions, click here to see our comprehensive Lion & Dragon Dance site.