A Lighter Side of History: Eye of the Lion – Lion Dance Experiential Workshop by Lynn Wong *Livestreamed*
5 February |
4 – 6pm
Gallery Theatre, Basement Level
$28 per pax or $48 per pair [FULL]
Lunar New Year is an important event in the Chinese calendar. It is a time of reunions and feasting on festive dishes with family and friends. During this joyful season, it is also common to hear the familiar clashing of cymbals and beating of drums accompanying the acrobatic performances by lion dance troupes.
In this special workshop, hear from lion dancer Lynn Wong as she shares about the history, evolution and symbolism of the lion dance performance. Participants can also experience part of the training and performing the lion dance through a series of fun and light-hearted activities during the session.
Limited spaces available. Enjoy a special discount if you come with your friend/parent or grandparent. This programme is suitable for all participants from ages 10 and above. Price includes a presentation and a hands-on session conducted by Lynn. Limited spaces available with safe management measures in place. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
A small segment of the programme will be livestreamed concurrently on NMS FB from 4 – 4.45PM. Click here to bookmark the Facebook livestream now!
Biography of Speaker
Lynn Wong is on a mission to uncover, document, and revive Singapore’s disappearing foods, festivals, and heritage. Her research focuses on the Chinese diaspora in Singapore and their involvement in historical places of worship, clan associations, as well as everyday customs.
A Singaporean millennial, she has been with the kung fu, dragon and lion dance troupe at Kong Chow Wui Koon (a locality-based clan established in 1840) for over 17 years. She was the World Champion (Women) at the Inaugural International Hung Kuen Competition 2014 held in Guangzhou, China with competitors from over 16 countries.
Recently, she was nominated as the top 10 finalist for the Straits Times Singaporean of the Year 2021. Photos courtesy of Lynn Wong.