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

Dragon Dance Team for Film & Television Bookings Info

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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.

Dragon Dance produced by Wushu Shaolin Entertainment for Film and Television.
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 Bookings & Services Torrance CA

On behalf of the City of Torrance and the Soka Gakai International (SGI), an annual Cherry Blossom Festival is now established at the Columbia Park in Torrance, California. This event strives to promote culture, peace, and resounding solidarity – while providing an opportunity for the Japanese Community to celebrate its rich cultural diversity.

The Chinese Lion Dance is an eye opening performance that brings true joy to anyone watching. For bookings and services in the South Bay or Torrance, please contact us.
The Chinese Lion Dance is an eye opening performance that brings true joy to anyone watching. For bookings and services in the South Bay or Torrance, please contact us. http://www.wushushaolinentertainment.com/

This year’s event included many cultural demonstrations in addition to Dance, Music, and a live band. The highlight of the vent was the Chinese Cultural Lion Dance Performance which was a big hit for all of the children. As soon as the Lion Dance performers began interacting with the spectators, a line of children began following the lion across the lawn. Everyone was filled with true joy as the enigmatic Lion Costume danced throughout the park taunting and playing with the children. For many of the audience, it was there first time seeing the Chinese Lion Dance in Action.

The Lion Dance was certainly the star of the show. Lines of children very quickly surrounded the Lion Dance artisans attempting to understand the enigmatic costume.
The Lion Dance was certainly the star of the show. Lines of children very quickly surrounded the Lion Dance artisans attempting to understand the enigmatic costume. http://www.wushushaolinentertainment.com/

Lion Dance is a revered activity during the Chinese Lunar New Year in both China and Los Angeles. This year was an enormous success with countless Chinese Lion Dance and Dragon Dance presentations throughout the region. 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.

In addition to the Chinese Dragon Dance, martial arts are a big part of Chinese New Year. Every year, many Kung Fu Schools can be seen performing throughout the community
In addition to the Chinese Dragon Dance, martial arts are a big part of Chinese New Year. Every year, many Kung Fu Schools can be seen performing throughout the community

Many people who have experienced a bit of the Chinese Culture and customs are familiar with the Dragon Dance. However Chinese Martial Arts is also a big part of Chinese Culture. Each year, throughout the globe and including Los Angeles, many community centers and Chinese Martial Arts schools can be seen at various events performing Kung Fu also known as Wushu. This beautiful and graceful Chinese Martial Art can be traced back for thousands of years. The Chinese Martial Arts is a vast wisdom of knowledge passed down from teacher to student and may include animal styles, sparring, and weapons demonstrations.

Of all the countless weapons that exist in Chinese Martial Arts. The Staff is very notable and dynamic.
Of all the countless weapons that exist in Chinese Martial Arts. The Staff is very notable and dynamic.

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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 Shaolin Entertainment is world renowned for producing extraordinary Chinese Cultural Presentations.
Wushu Shaolin Entertainment is world renowned for producing extraordinary Chinese Cultural Presentations.

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.

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

Santa Monica Lion Dance Presentation 2015 – Kung Fu and Dragon Dance

For international clients interested in booking a Shaolin Warriors Live Showcase, Lion Dance, or Dragon Dance performance, please contact Wushu Shaolin Entertainment today. http://www.wushushaolinentertainment.com/
For international clients interested in booking a Shaolin Warriors Live Showcase, Lion Dance, or Dragon Dance performance, please contact Wushu Shaolin Entertainment today. http://www.wushushaolinentertainment.com/

Lion Dance is a revered activity during the Chinese Lunar New Year in both China and Los Angeles. This year was an enormous success with countless Chinese Lion Dance and Dragon Dance presentations throughout the region.

Wushu Shaolin Entertainment was invited to perform the traditional Chinese Lion Dance for the children of Cassidy Preschool in Santa Monica, California. We sincerely appreciate the Santa Monica Preschool for inviting us to perform during the auspicious Chinese Lunar New year. The school is a profound academy celebrating the joys of childhood development. At Cassidy, Children don’t rush through childhood; they develop at their own pace, in their own unique way. Cassidy Preschool’s approach is founded on thoughtful and balanced practices that inspire a variety of philosophies and approaches. The preschool is committed to helping children lay the best possible social, emotional, physical, and cognitive foundations for life.

For international clients interested in booking a Shaolin Warriors Live Showcase, Lion Dance, or Dragon Dance performance, please contact Wushu Shaolin Entertainment today. http://www.wushushaolinentertainment.com/
For international clients interested in booking a Shaolin Warriors Live Showcase, Lion Dance, or Dragon Dance performance, please contact Wushu Shaolin Entertainment today. http://www.wushushaolinentertainment.com/

Wushu Shaolin Entertainment is at the forefront, working to inspire the youth through culture, martial arts, and compelling live presentations. The showcase shared a similar mission, helping to inspire and promote academically outstanding individuals capable of contributing to society. The performance was a mesmerizing experience for all of the children, parents, and faculty. Many of which never experienced a traditional Chinese Lion Dance before.

Traditionally the Chinese Lion Dance was revered for promoting good luck and prosperity for everyone. The presentation is a unique experience featuring 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 the people of China, it is an honor to share this trusted tradition with all of the children at Cassidy Preschool. Wushu Shaolin Entertainment is truly proud to continue passing down the traditions handed down for so many generations.

The Lion Dancers very often interact with students and faculty working to evoke smiles and joy from everyone. It is a very delightful experience for all people. http://www.wushushaolinentertainment.com/
The Lion Dancers very often interact with students and faculty working to evoke smiles and joy from everyone. It is a very delightful experience for all people. http://www.wushushaolinentertainment.com/


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

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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.

For international clients interested in booking a Shaolin Warriors Live Showcase, Lion Dance, or Dragon Dance performance, please contact Wushu Shaolin Entertainment today. http://www.wushushaolinentertainment.com/
For international clients interested in booking a Shaolin Warriors Live Showcase, Lion Dance, or Dragon Dance performance, please contact Wushu Shaolin Entertainment today. http://www.wushushaolinentertainment.com/

Lion Dance Team Bookings – Cal State LA ( CSLA ) 2015

The Wushu Shaolin Entertainment Lion Dance Team is revered for performing on the greatest venues. Book the team today.
The Wushu Shaolin Entertainment Lion Dance Team is revered for performing on the greatest venues. Book the team today.

The Chinese Lion Dance performance at Cal State Los Angeles was an enormous success this year. Members of the Wushu Shaolin Entertainment lion dance team attended this years event in order to show support for the Chinese Student body.  It was a great opportunity to demonstrate the rich multicultural diversity present in both Los Angeles and on the California State University Los Angeles campus. This years event featured a traditional Chinese Yellow and Red Lion Dance Costume and a large traditional percussion drum.

Students are always filled with joy upon experiencing the traditional Chinese Lion Dance. Many of them are unaware of the performance and often think it is a Dragon Costume, since both costumes are very similar.
Students are always filled with joy upon experiencing the traditional Chinese Lion Dance. Many of them are unaware of the performance and often think it is a Dragon Costume, since both costumes are very similar.

The performance was a mesmerizing experience for all of the students, faculty, and employees, many of which never experienced a traditional Chinese Lion Dance. Everyone was filled with enormous joy, since the performance is highly interactive and free flowing. Many students and faculty began filming the Lion Dancers as they paraded around the campus interacting and playing with the students. For many of them, it was their first time seeing the performance and were very interested in how the costume operated.

The Lion Dancers very often interact with students and faculty working to evoke smiles and joy from everyone. It is a very delightful experience for all people.
The Lion Dancers very often interact with students and faculty working to evoke smiles and joy from everyone. It is a very delightful experience for all people.

The event was a sensational surprise, as the Chinese Lion Costumes greeted many of the students bringing good luck and prosperity to all.  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.


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

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The Wushu Shaolin Entertainment  Lion Dance and Dragon Dance team is revered for performing at some of the greatest venues across the globe. Among the clients include the Walt Disney Music Hall, Los Angeles Zoo, Nokia Theater, Dolby Theater, and countless other venues.
The Wushu Shaolin Entertainment Lion Dance and Dragon Dance team is revered for performing at some of the greatest venues across the globe. Among the clients include the Walt Disney Music Hall, Los Angeles Zoo, Nokia Theater, Dolby Theater, and countless other venues.

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.

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

Lion Dance Booking Info – Dragon Dance & Kung Fu

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Accenture is one of the world’s leading professional services companies. In commemoration of the auspicious Chinese Lunar New Year, Wushu Shaolin Entertainment was invited to bring good luck and prosperity by performing the traditional Lion Dance.   As one of the world’s most admired companies, 13 years and counting, Accenture has made 13 consecutive appearances on FORTUNE’s  “World’s Most Admired Companies” list.

The performance was a mesmerizing experience for all of the employees, many of which never experienced a traditional Chinese Lion Dance in the past.

Lion Dance Los Angeles Bookings

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

Lion Dance Booking Info 2015

Wushu Shaolin Entertainment provides the most professional Chinese Lion Dance & Dragon Dance live presentations in the industry.
Wushu Shaolin Entertainment provides the most professional Chinese Lion Dance & Dragon Dance live presentations in the industry.

The 2015 Morinda International Leadership Conference is the biggest, boldest, beefiest event so far. The event also featured an incredible talent show with a collection of international talent from around the world. Approximately 5,000 Independent Product Consultants came together at the world renowned Nokia L.A Live Theater (Now purchased by Microsoft and named the Microsoft Theater ), home of the Grammys and the Oscars, to celebrate their accomplishments. At the heart of the event was a mesmerizing Chinese Lion Dance performance produced by Wushu Shaolin Entertainment.

It was a mesmerizing Lion Dance presentation held at the Nokia LA LIve Theater.
It was a mesmerizing Lion Dance presentation held at the Nokia LA LIve Theater.

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

The Lion Dance serves as a symbol of courage and hope for all.
The Lion Dance serves as a symbol of courage and hope for all.


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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.

In addition to Lion Dancing, the presentation includes traditional Chinese Percussions Instruments.
In addition to Lion Dancing, the presentation includes traditional Chinese Percussions Instruments.

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.

Lion Dance Team - Los Angeles - 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.