Boston August Moon Festival Lion & Dragon Dance Performances

If you didn’t get a chance to catch our lion and dragon dance performances, you can check them out here 🙂

Lion Dance kicked off the festival.

Dragon Dance opened up the main stage performances.

Thanks to our friend BrianAnime for the footage!

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Boston August Moon Festival 2013

Boston Chinatown August Moon Festival

The Boston August Moon Festival will be taking place this coming Sunday in Chinatown!

GK will be up on the stage first with both lion and dragon dance performances. The weather is looking to be just perfect so come on out! The event runs until 5PM.

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Girl Power! Malaysia Khuan Loke Dragon and Lion Dance Association

female members of the Malaysia Khuan Loke Dragon and Lion Dance Association
female members of the Malaysia Khuan Loke Dragon and Lion Dance Association

The ladies of the Malaysia Khuan Loke Dragon and Lion Dance Association representing!

Females are beginning to take centre stage in the predominantly male-centric sport.

For 17-year-old Mariam Abdul Nazar, learning the intricacies of the lion dance has been an eye-opener, not only for her but her family as well.

The plucky teen, who has been taking lessons for the past three years with the Malaysia Khuan Loke Dragon and Lion Dance Association in Sungai Way, said her experience so far has been a roller-coaster of emotions.

Read more about Mariam’s journey into lion dancing here. You go!

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Dragon Dance Trial Classes in April!

Experience the art & power of dragon dance!

If you’re an Asian female, come join us for a trial class. It’s fun and FREE!

(Please bring work-out clothes and sneakers)

Wed, April 10, 2013
6:30PM-9PM
China Trade Center (across from the RMV)
2 Boylston St, Boston

Wed, April 17, 2013
6:30PM-9PM
China Trade Center (across from the RMV)
2 Boylston St, Boston

To register, please contact Kara at k_delahunt [at] hotmail.com or send us a message via our contact form noting which of the classes you’re interested in and how we can contact you:

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A Blast from the Past: Kevin Spacey

Back in 2008, the movie 21 starring Kevin Spacey came out in movie theatres all over the country.

And guess who made the cut? We did 🙂

Check out some of the scenes that were shot in Boston’s Chinatown. It was a very long night.

Gund Kwok, on the set of 21 starring Kevin Spacey
Look at the Dragonettes, aka dragon dance ladies, whip that dragon!

 

Gund Kwok, on the set of 21 starring Kevin Spacey
Not sure how many times we had to run around, but it did get dark and they did have to break out the flood lights.
Gund Kwok, on the set of 21 starring Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey, the man himself, with our dragon being held by our Troupe founder/leader Cheng Imm Tan.

 

All in all, it was thrilling, fun, exciting, and tiring. We made the cut this time so if you ever watch the movie, you’ll see us for like 10 seconds 😛

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A Blast from the Past: Matt Damon

Gund Kwok Asian Women's Lion and Dragon Dance Troupe, Boston, MA with Matt Damon
Photo taken by Carla Osberg, 7/14/2005

Here’s a blast from the past…with Boston’s very own, Matt Damon! He was in town filming “The Departed” back in 2005. We were invited to do a little filming of a scene ourselves as well 🙂

FYI he is the nicest!

(And yes, we were super giddy that day)

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Ringing in the Lunar New Year at annual Quincy Festival

Here are some photos from the 2012 Lunar New Year Festival in Quincy, MA courtesy of the Patriot Ledger.

The 24th annual Lunar New year festival transformed North Quincy High School on Sunday. Paper cranes and streamers hung in the halls, a paper dragon wound its way down the staircase in the atrium, and the gymnasium housed a fair featuring vendors, sustainable living demonstrations, and live performances.

Gund Kwok at Quincy Lunar New Year Festival at North Quincy High
The Double Dragon and Lion Parade begins at the 24th annual Quincy Lunar New Year Festival at North Quincy High, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012.
Gund Kwok at Quincy Lunar New Year Festival at North Quincy High
The Buddha leading the Lion.
Gund Kwok at Quincy Lunar New Year Festival at North Quincy High
The Lion making its way.
Gund Kwok at Quincy Lunar New Year Festival at North Quincy High
Drumming the dragon music.
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Boston Chinatown Lunar New Year Festival, 2010

Meeting Woo Ching White Crane on Tyler Street featured on page 2 of The Boston Metro!

Gund Kwok Asian Women's Lion and Dragon Dance Troupe meeting Woo Ching White Crane on Tyler Street

Chinatown fest celebrates a tiger of a year

Crowds of residents and tourists gathered in Chinatown yesterday to celebrate the Chinese New Year with the Lion Dance Festival. The event kicked off at the main stage in Phillips Square at Harrison Avenue and Essex Street, and continued around the neighborhood with different clubs leading the parade. The Lunar New Year, which officially began on Feb. 14, is the most important holiday in Chinese culture. This year is the year of the tiger.

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