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I’m crazy for Cantonese Lion Dance | Paint A Lion Head & Learn to Lion Dance!

workshop

I’m crazy for Cantonese Lion Dance | Paint A Lion Head & Learn to Lion Dance!

2 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Chinese (Simplified), Dutch
workshop

I’m crazy for Cantonese Lion Dance | Paint A Lion Head & Learn to Lion Dance!

workshop

I’m crazy for Cantonese Lion Dance | Paint A Lion Head & Learn to Lion Dance!

2 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Chinese (Simplified), Dutch

What you'll do

After welcoming you to our location, you will be given an introduction about Cantonese Lion Dance culture. Afterwards you will have the exclusive opportunity to paint a Cantonese Lion head. Subsequently a guide will give instructions about the basics of Cantonese Lion Dance by demonstrating traditional teaching tools (such as the bamboo lion, the three plank bench, Cantonese drum etc.) to give you the most authentic experience. For our younger participants, an age appropriate program will be provided with suitable educational materials. We end the experience with the possibility to have your photo taken with our beautiful lions. This is a bona fide Cantonese Experience: our expert team and teaching methodology is certified and our guides are all officially licensed. What else you should know Guangzhou is the birthplace of the world-famous Lion Dance culture and has been listed as China’s Intangible Cultural Heritage since 2006. This means that Cantonese Lion Dance a recognized form of heritage that is not material, but is a tradition and skill inherited from our ancestors and passed down through generations. This ancient folklore art form has been practiced for over 2000 years to today. We perform nationally and internationally bringing world-class entertainment to audiences everywhere, we run educational programs about our heritage and we support our local communities (cooperating with the Guangzhou Children’s Library, creating jobs with the Poverty Alleviation Program, Autism Research and Relief in China and more). All proceeds will be used to support the Cantonese Lion Dance Intangible Heritage Program.

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Your host

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Jane

About your host Hi there, my name is Jane and I have been living in Guangzhou for the past ten years. I have lived in LA, grew up in Amsterdam and have a passion for everything that is artistic and cultural. My husband Ben is a fifth generation protector of the national Cultural Heritage Cantonese Lion Dance. Did you know that the Cantonese Lion is an important part of Chinese culture? It is considered to be a mythical animal that casts away evil and brings good luck! Two dancers who are covered with the lion mask and a robe form a Cantonese lion. In this costume they do specific acrobatic movements to the beats of the Cantonese Drum. Experiencing the heritage of places is enriching and makes traveling memorable. Doing a Cantonese Lion Dance Experience with us will take you inside a new world! Our experiences are a fun way to learn about the Cantonese culture, especially since we are located right in the most ancient part of the city. We are 5th generation Cantonese Lion Dancers that are active in protecting, researching, educating and promoting this ancient folklore art form. Through our art we also enjoy making new friends from all over the world.

What's included

Drinks
Equipment
Creative Supplies for the painting and the equipment for the Cantonese Lion Dance Experiment.

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Where you'll be

The experience location is at Guangzhou Yue Xiu District Wenming Road no. 65 (Guangzhou Workers Cultural Palace), right next to the famous Beijing Road, which is the center of the Culture and Tourism area. Guangzhou Workers Cultural Palace is located on the foundations of the ancient Confucius Temple.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 4 and up can attend. Guests requirements 1) please contact us beforehand if you have a private group that wishes to try this experience, we will try to make appropriate arrangements. 2) If you preferred date is not available,…

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Notes 1) Learning to Lion Dance involves physical movements, if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, pregnancy or any physical difficulty, we do not recommend you to try this experience. 2) Painting Lion Heads is on an introductory level, no painting or artistic skills required. 3) Different sized Lion Heads are available, suitable for ages 4-80. 4) Minor participants must have adult supervision at all times during the experience. 5) Participants will be asked to sign a liability waiver.
Jane
I’m crazy for Cantonese Lion Dance | Paint A Lion Head & Learn to Lion Dance!
2 reviews
£26/person
2 reviews
£26/person