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Walt Disney Music Concert Hall – Los Angeles Philharmonic Theater Orchestra

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Wushu Shaolin Entertainment Dragon Dance Team performing at the Walt Disney Music Concert Hall, Home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Theater Orchestra. 

The Walt Disney Concert Hall is a premiere destination and home to the official Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, considered by many as forward thinking, innovative, venturesome and admired. According to Salonen, “We are not interested in re-creating the glories of the past, our intention has been to integrate 21st century music into the orchestra today.

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Wushu Shaolin Entertainment Dragon Dance team featuring the Monkey King. 

Since the opening of the Walt Disney Music Concert Hall on October 23rd of 2003, The orchestra has presented countless world premieres. It was a true honor and joy producing this presentation together with all of the amazing artisans involved. Here are just a couple of the photographs from this remarkable event featuring our artisans performing at the concert hall.

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Lion Dance and Dragon Dance Team. 

Accompanying the orchestra was a unique collaboration between Wushu Shaolin Entertainment and the University of California Los Angeles Chinese Cultural troupe. Together there was a full ensemble of musicians, Lion Dancers, Dragon Dancers, and even a Monkey King artists.  For everyone who was there, it was a sensational presentation to behold.

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Wushu Shaolin Entertainment is world renowned for producing International Chinese Cultural showcases featuring the most creative cultural artisans in the industry. The team has performed in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Dubai, and throughout the United States for countless distinguished guests. Each show takes months of preparation combining music, dance, Wushu, Shaolin Kung Fu, and elaborate Chinese Cultural Costumes.

International Dragon Dance Team #1

Wushu Shaolin Entertainment is proud to present the leading International Dragon Dance teams in the industry for domestic and international bookings.

The live show production company offers professional Lion Dance, Dragon Dance, and Wushu Shaolin Kung Fu performances. Each show features the leading Chinese Cultural Artisans in the industry to provide clients with the most professional demonstration troupe in the world. Current performers include Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Monks, Black Belt Martial Artist, and industry standard Lion and Dragon Dance performers.

American Airlines Lion Dance LAX 2017

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It was a pleasant surprise for all of the guests at the American Airlines terminal recently.  As a special commemoration, American Airlines treated everyone at the Lax Los Angeles International Airport with a Lion Dance Performance. People quickly started recording on their telephones capturing photographs and videos from every angle.  The performance was a very last minute assembly to commemorate a special occasion.  Please take a look at some of the videos and photographs attached to this blog.

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American Airlines Lion Dance Performance

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 honor special guests by the Chinese communities.

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The Chinese lion dance is sometimes 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 it may be of a different tradition and can be referred to as Singa Barong.

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There has been an old tradition in China of dancers wearing masks to resemble animals or mythical beasts since antiquity, and performances described in ancient texts such as Shujing where wild beasts and phoenix danced may have been masked dances. In Qin Dynasty sources, dancers performing exorcism rituals were described as wearing bearskin mask, and it was also mentioned in Han Dynasty texts that “mime people” (象人) performed as fish, dragons, and phoenixes. However, lion is not native to China, and the Lion Dance therefore has been suggested to have originated outside of China from countries such as India or Persia, and introduced via Central Asia. According to ethnomusicologist Laurence Picken, the Chinese word for lion itself, shi (獅, written as 師 in the early periods), may have been derived from the Persian word šer. The earliest use of the word shizi meaning lion first appeared in Han Dynasty texts and had strong association with Central Asia (an even earlier but obsolete term for lion was suanni (狻麑 or 狻猊)), and lions were presented to the Han court by emissaries from Central Asia and the Parthian Empire. Detailed descriptions of Lion Dance appeared during the Tang Dynasty and it was already recognized by writers and poets then as a foreign dance, however, Lion dance may have been recorded in China as early as the third century AD where “lion acts” were referred to by a Three Kingdoms scholar Meng Kang (孟康) in a commentary on Hanshu. In the early periods it had association with Buddhism: it was recorded in a Northern Wei text, Description of Buddhist Temples in Luoyang (洛陽伽藍記), that a parade for a statue of Buddha of a temple was led by a lion to drive away evil spirits.

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American Airlines Chinese New Year Celebration Lion Dance Performance LAX

Chinese Female Dancers – Bookings Services

In China classical dance has a long history of thousands of years within the imperial palace and ancient theater and opera venues. After millennia, these dancing arts have developed profound wisdom featuring unique movements, rhythms, and value. Each dynasty would propel Dance forward with traditional aesthetic principles leading to the dawn of a new era.

 

Wushu Shaolin Entertainment offers exquisite Chinese Female Ribbon and Flag Dance performances.

Wushu Shaolin Entertainment offers exquisite Chinese Female Ribbon and Flag Dance performances.

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Wushu Shaolin Entertainment is world renowned for producing International Chinese Cultural showcases featuring the most creative cultural artisans in the industry. The team has performed in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Dubai, and throughout the United States for countless distinguished guests. Each show takes months of preparation combining music, dance, Wushu, Shaolin Kung Fu, and elaborate Chinese Cultural Costumes.

Lion Dance Services & Shows – Cal Arts Performance

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On behalf of the California Institute of the Arts (known as CalArts), Wushu Shaolin Entertainment was invited to produce a traditional Chinese Lion Dance Presentation in commemoration of the auspicious Chinese Lunar New Year of 2015. Cal Arts is a private university located in Valencia, in Los Angeles County, California. It was incorporated in 1961 as the first degree-granting institution of higher learning in the United States created specifically for students of both the visual and the performing arts. The school was founded and created by Walt Disney in the early 1960s and staffed by a diverse array of professionals.

The Lion Dance presentation was a unique surprise for all of the students who converged at the Cal Arts Common Space to promote creative connectivity during the International Education Week festival. In addition to Lion Dancing, the International festival also included Japanese Origami, Candy Tasting, and Brazilian Capoeira at the main Gallery Hall.

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The event was a sensational surprise, as the Chinese Lion Costumes greeted many of the students bringing good luck and prosperity to all. Ranked as America’s top college for students in the arts by Newsweek, the campus serves as a continual center for art, culture, and education. The Institute first envisioned by Walt Disney encompasses a vibrant, electric community, inviting experimentation, independent inquiry, and active collaboration among artists, and cultural traditions.

The Chinese traditional Lion Dance is revered for promoting good luck and prosperity for everyone. The presentation was a unique experience featuring a new Lion Dance costume combined with unique Chinese cultural artistry. There is nothing more compelling than inspiring humanity to develop the courage of a lion and accomplish great success in life. For countless generations the Lion Dance has served as a symbol of courage and hope for all. Wushu Shaolin Entertainment is proud to continue passing down the traditions handed down for so many generations.


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Lion Dance Troupe Wushu Shaolin Entertainment Bookings Services

Wushu Shaolin Entertainment is world renowned for producing International Chinese Cultural showcases featuring the most creative cultural artisans in the industry. The team has performed in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Dubai, and throughout the United States for countless distinguished guests. Each show takes months of preparation combining music, dance, Wushu, Shaolin Kung Fu, and elaborate Chinese Cultural Costumes.

The live show production company offers professional Lion Dance, Dragon Dance, and Wushu Shaolin Kung Fu performances. Each show features the leading Chinese Cultural Artisans in the industry to provide clients with the most professional demonstration troupe in the world. Current performers include Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Monks, Black Belt Martial Artist, and industry standard Lion and Dragon Dance performers.

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For international clients interested in booking a Shaolin Warriors Live Showcase, Lion Dance, or Dragon Dance performance, please contact Wushu Shaolin Entertainment today.

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