LION DANCE PORTFOLIO
Bak Mei Kung Fu in Vancouver has been in Vancouver since 1972 and we've been Lion Dancing ever since!
Photo credits: Michael Wong, Mr. Leung, Whiteday Wedding, and Love out Loud Studios
LION DANCES FOR WEDDINGS
It is a great traditional Chinese blessing to have a lion dance for a wedding. As well as being a spectacular show in the couple's reception, the traditional lion dance is meant to invite happiness and fortune into the marriage, driving away any unwanted spirits.
The chorus of the drum, gong, and cymbals brings a cheerful and lively beat as the lions bow in respect to the couple and put on a very unique and enchanting show for the couple and their guests. A "Choi Cheng" lettuce ceremony would shred and toss the lettuce leaves to the guests, spreading fortune to all in attendance. At the end, the lions unfurl scrolls of blessing in Chinese characters for the couple.
Bringing blessings to businesses since 1972. Lion Dances are a traditional Chinese ceremony to bring blessings and fortune and are especially great for grand openings, unveilings, anniversaries, achievements, Chinese New Year, and other events and celebrations.
Aside from the annual Chinese New Year parade in Vancouver's historic Chinatown, some of our most rewarding performances are for community and charity events and celebrations such as the Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House, association banquets, SUCCESS events, the Vaisakhi Parade, the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, performing for civic leaders, Federal and Provincial Ministers, MPs, and MLAs, BC's Lieutenant-Governor, and the Prime Minister of Canada,
A few examples include:
- Vancouver Chinatown Chinese New Year Parade
- Holt Renfrew Chinese New Year performance
- Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House (charity)
- Fraser Court Restaurant
- Hard Rock Casino
- Starlight Casino
- Grand Villa Casino
- Cascades Casino
- Vaisakhi Parade
- Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics
- CCTV Chinese New Year 2009 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre
- Lonsdale Quay Chinese New Year performance
- Continental Restaurant
- Da Lung Wah Restaurant
- Bank of Montreal branch grand opening
- Korea Exchange Bank grand opening
- Magnolia Gate completion, Maple Ridge
- Taoist Tai Chi institute
- SUCCESS Walk with the Dragon
- Shaw TV segment on Lion Dancing
- Numerous weddings...
WANT TO BOOK A LION DANCE FOR YOUR EVENT?
We are highly flexible when it comes to your venue and your needs. Please try to contact us at least a month in advance of your event so that we have time to prepare.
If you are interested in booking our Lion Dance team for your event, please contact Sifu Wilkie Wu at 604-351-8772 or send us a message.