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
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Director Mark Staubach on set of the Karma Music Video with the Wushu Shaolin Entertainment Dragon Dance Team.

The Wushu Shaolin Entertainment Dragon Dance Team is renowned, being featured on numerous commercials, television programs, and print add media.   The Dragon Dance team was recently involved in the Karma Music Video Shoot, directed by Mark Staubach, a noteworthy film maker whose credits include amazing artists and actors such as Travie McCoy, Bruno Mars, Pete Wentz, Lupe Clasco, Simple Plan, Caleb Johnson, Nikki Reed, Nate – Alex Wolff, and Debbie Ryan.   Mark first started his career in entertainment as an actor, and is known for his brief appearance in Steven Spielberg’s “Artificial Intelligence:.  Since then he has been responsible for overseeing over one hundred and fifty productions before transitioning into a director.

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Mark Staubach posing with the Wushu Shaolin Entertainment Dragon Dance Team on set of the new music video entitled Karma by Julian Perretta.

 

It was a pleasure working on the new Julian Perretta Music Video for the song entitled Karma, shot in Chinatown’s Central Plaza near downtown Los Angeles, California.  The video is a very compelling work of art incorporating the historic Chinatown Central Plaza that serves as a source of cultural pride for both international tourists, China, and America alike. This unique place has a long history that mystifies, inspires, and educates humanity in a ever so beautiful way.

Julian Remo Perretta was born on January 13th of 1989 in England. He is best known for his songs “Miracle” and “Wonder Why”.  Perretta was born in London to an Italian father and an Irish mother. He released a single from his second album Karma on November 13th of 2015 entitled Miracle and the song became his biggest solo hit to date, selling over 1.2 million copies and reaching number one in 14 countries.

Wushu Shaolin Entertainment offers the leading Dragon Dance artisans in the industry.
Wushu Shaolin Entertainment offers the leading Chinese Cultural Dragon Dance services in the industry. Our premiere Dragon Dance Team has been featured on film, television, and stage. Here is an exceptional montage featuring our recent work with Villas Entertainment on behalf of Julian Perretta for the new Karma Music Video. Many thanks to the beautiful photographs captured by Katya Tsyganova  .

 

Chinatown is a neighborhood in Downtown Los Angeles, California that became a commercial center for Chinese and other Asian businesses in Central Los Angeles in 1938. The area includes restaurants, shops and art galleries but also has a residential neighborhood with a low-income, aging population of about 10,000 residents.

The original Chinatown developed in the late 19th century, but it was demolished to make room for Union Station, the city’s major ground-transportation center.[1][2] A separate commercial center, known as “New Chinatown,” opened for business in 1938.

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Legend of the Dragon Live Showcase featuring the Legendary Monkey King Poster Campaign on behalf of Wushu Shaolin Entertainment.


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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.

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.

 

Dragon Dance International Live Show bookings 

Wushu Shaolin Entertainment is revered for producing the most professional Chinese cultural live showcases.  One of the most revered productions features our very unique Chinese Dragon Dance costume which was recently featured for the Walt Disney Los Angeles Philharmonic Music Center.  

In addition to the Chinese Dragon Dance Costume, we have a wide selection of unique Lion Dance costumes that meet the highest standards in exellence.  

Legend of the Dragon is one of our finest attractions, blending chinese artistry with rich cinematic music and production elements. To book a show today please visit us online. 

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Wushu Shaolin Entertainment is proud to present the Chinese cultural evening showcase at the Ramona Bowl Amphitheater on behalf of the Bank of Hemet who sponsored the event. The presentation was a unique cultural experience featuring Chinese Martial Arts. For many in attendance, it was an eye opening experience set in the beautiful scenic sunset of the San Jacinto Valley in Riverside County, California. The city is best known for being home of the fictional character Ramona, which is the title of an 1884 American best selling novel written by Helen Hunt Jackson.

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The Chinese Female Ribbon Dance and Fan Dance are a crowd favorite. These presentations have been performed in China for thousands of years.

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.

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The Chinese Female Fan Dance is a beautiful experience for everyone. For centuries the traditional Fan dance has been a source of pride for the Chinese people.

Classical dance practices can trace as far back as 5,000 years and is rich with expressive powers. Dancers bring out the inner meaning of intrinsic thoughts and feelings, reflecting the peculiarities of human nature, morals, value, and religious divinity. The art is a big part of Chinese Culture and all of humanity as a whole. It was left to all of us by the ancients who came before. Its profound value and beauty can be shared by all of humanity.

Chinese culture is subdivided into many ethnic traditions that are represented by a vast assortment of traditions. From indigenous folk dances to distinct ribbon, fan, umbrella, and flag dancing, Chinese Ethnic identity is still being passed down through dance and art. Each performance provides a rare insight into ancient Chinese customs, culture, and even religious traditions. These instances of traditional Chinese Life are embedded into the dance itself and are inspiring.

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Wushu Shaolin Entertainment is known for producing some of the most beautiful Chinese Female Dance presentations in the industry. Please book our team today.


OFFICIAL WEBSITE :::: http://www.wushushaolin.com/
OFFICIAL BLOG :::: https://wushushaolin.wordpress.com/
OFFICIAL PRODUCT PAGE : http://www.wushushaolinproducts.com/

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.

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

Chinese Female Ribbon Dance – Bookings & Services Los Angeles

Classical dance practices can trace as far back as 5,000 years and is rich with expressive powers. Dancers bring out the inner meaning of intrinsic thoughts and feelings, reflecting the peculiarities of human nature, morals, value, and religious divinity. The art is a big part of Chinese Culture and all of humanity as a whole. It was left to all of us by the ancients who came before. Its profound value and beauty can be shared by all of humanity.

 

Chinese Ribbon Dance Bookings Los Angeles
The Chinese Ribbon Dance is a beautiful presentation featuring traditional artistry.

Chinese culture is subdivided into many ethnic traditions that are represented by a vast assortment of traditions. From indigenous folk dances to distinct ribbon, fan, umbrella, and flag dancing, Chinese Ethnic identity is still being passed down through dance and art. Each performance provides a rare insight into ancient Chinese customs, culture, and even religious traditions. These instances of traditional Chinese Life are embedded into the dance itself and are inspiring.

Chinese Cultural Dancers Bookings Services

OFFICIAL WEBSITE :::: http://www.wushushaolin.com/

OFFICIAL BLOG :::: https://wushushaolin.wordpress.com/

OFFICIAL PRODUCT PAGE : http://www.wushushaolinproducts.com/

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.

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.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE :::: http://www.wushushaolin.com/

OFFICIAL BLOG :::: https://wushushaolin.wordpress.com/

OFFICIAL PRODUCT PAGE : http://www.wushushaolinproducts.com/

 

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 & Female Ribbon Dance – By Wushu Shaolin Entertainment

Wushu Shaolin Entertainment is proud to present a live Chinese cultural showcase during the Chinese Lunar New Year for the teachers, parents, and faculty of Oakwood Elementary School in North Hollywood, California. On behalf of the gracious Principal Margo Long a compelling presentation was delivered on Wednesday, February 18th of 2015 in association with several parents.
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We sincerely appreciate the Oakwood Elementary School for inviting us to perform during this Chinese Lunar New year. Oakwood Elementary is a profound academy celebrating the joys and challenges of Childhood development on the school campus. Elementary schools like Oakwood thrive with the guidance of educators who provide interactive, hands on curriculum. It is an environment where it is safe to build strengths, as well as recognize weaknesses. Through participation in a range of activities, students learn to work together
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The Chinese Cultural Showcase was a mesmerizing experience illustrating the importance and profound beauty of Dance, Martial Arts, and cultural artistry. The performance included a traditional Chinese Female ribbon dance and flag dance. The heart of the performance was the traditional Chinese Lion Dance presentation. It is our earnest mission, to inspire and educate the youth.
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Art, Culture, and Education are our only hope, if we are to build a safe society filled with capable human beings. Each opportunity to educate and inspire a child is more valuable than all the money in the world. It takes but one person to stand up and change the world. Imagine if we inspire countless youth to take that leap and help build a better future. We hope that everyone will develop into courageous human beings fighting for a better world.
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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.
Wushu Warriors
 
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.
Chinese Cultural Live Showcase by Wushu Shaolin Entertainment