IT'S LYNNY KANSAS
DON'T LET THE RUBY SLIPPERS,
OR THE DOROTHY INSPIRED NICKNAME
FOOL YOU., THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME,
BUT TRAVELING IS FUN.
The tradition is supposed to bring good luck, fortune, health and happiness for the coming year, which is why many businesses, schools and clubs will arrange for a troupe to come and perform.
Last year I witnessed a dance in a Shopping Mall, this year I was fortunate enough to witness a really good one at the One° 15 Marina Club on Sentosa, close to where I live. I got some photos and also some video footage. are a number of Lion Dance troupes here in Singapore. The performance I saw this time was done by Xin Cheng Events and Entertainment.
The performance started out with one lion who buttered up the crowd, before jumping up onto some poles for some fantastic leaps and bounds. Then he was joined by two more lions, nicely decked out with LED lights. The throwing of the greens and unfurling of banners was completed with much drum banging. Lots of noise is required to scare away any evil spirits.
Please check out my You Tube video below, about 2 minutes in is where the real acrobatics begin. I think it is pretty amazing what these guys do. Warning, ear plugs may be needed! Those drums were pretty loud. Enjoy!
GONG XI FA CAI
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