Lions Stories: an introduction to Chinese Lion Dance
An emblematic symbol of Chinese culture, the Chinese lion dance has a continuous history of over a thousand years. Used in ceremonies ranging from the more formal and solemn to the more informal and joyous, a lion dance can also be used to tell a story and simply entertain. Join Chris Young, founder of Gong Lung or Steel Dragon, as he presents overview of lion dance, including its history, some of the different types, and some of the structure and meanings in the dance.
Masks are required and must be worn at all times by everyone (vaccinated and unvaccinated) for all indoor programs.
Registration is required for this program and begins on October 1. You may register online, in person at the Ask a Librarian Desk or by calling 412-366-8100, extension 113.
About the presenter: Chris Young founded Gong Lung or Steel Dragon, a martial arts school in Lawrenceville. He has been engaged in martial arts or gymnastics for nearly his entire life, and has over 20 years of Chinese martial arts experience in several styles. He started teaching over 15 years ago, but he has been in love with the lion dance since the age of 3 when he first saw it while grocery shopping with his family in San Francisco Chinatown.