Dragon Dance

Dragon dance at Harbour City mall was spectacle not to be missed

Dozens of performers gave tenants and shoppers at Harbour City mall one of the standout dragon and lion dances of the holiday period yesterday. Photo: SCMP

Valentine's Day this year comes hot on the heels of the Lunar New Year, and amid the candlelit dinners and champagne brunches are traditional festivities and family reunions.

Thursday, 14 February, 2013, 11:25am

Tai Hang dragon dance marks colourful start to Chinese holiday

The dragon studded with incense makes its way through Tai Hang in the annual parade. Photo: David Wong

Thousands of people thronged in Tai Hang to watch the area's heritage-listed dragon dance, kicking off the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day celebrations. Paraded along the narrow streets by 300 dancing Tai Hang residents, the 61-metre fire dragon swung its head and tail to the cheering of crowds.

30 Sep 2012 - 11:53am

Whose lion is it anyway?

On the first day of the year, more than 1,111 lions and 88 dragons - operated by more than 2,000 performers ranging from elderly men to young girls - collectively strutted their way from Central to Wan Chai.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Dragon dance burns brighter

For 130 years, the fire dragon dance has coiled through the streets in Tai Hang, leaving a trail of blessings in its wake. Once lined with Hakka village houses, modern housing has taken their place, leaving little room for its Hakka roots.

12 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Fire dragon struggling to stay lit

Organisers of the Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance are battling dwindling donations and rising costs for materials, despite the 130-year-old event being declared an intangible national cultural heritage in June.

8 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

A feat of strength

Lifting a three-kilogram lion head with two hands, Alan To Yiu-lun thrusts, dips, leaps, and jumps on bamboo stilts - with an average height of two metres - with ease. Then he climbs up a two-storey-high pole, performs various stunts before unfurling a fai chun with the words 'Happy Lunar New Year'.

The origin of lion dance can be traced back to the Han dynasty.

12 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Groundwork all set for bright future

A foundation set up to promote leadership skills training and exchanges for Chinese youths was launched recently with the help of Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa.

Local youths performed an extravaganza of singing and dancing at the Dragon Foundation's inauguration ceremony, held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

18 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Youths draw dragons in fund-raising contest

A drawing competition has attracted more than 28,000 entries from young people in Hong Kong.

The Dragon in the New Millennium creative design contest is part of the 'Dragon at the Great Wall' project to celebrate the new millennium and the Year of the Dragon. Also part of the project is the 'Youth Conference on Meeting the Challenges of the New Millennium'.

2 Feb 2000 - 12:00am