Gund Kwok Asian Women’s Lion & Dragon Dance Troupe is offering a 10-Week Lion Dance Trial Class, which includes a free Dragon Dance Trial class, is available for only $100 with an opportunity to join our troupe upon graduation. All skill levels are welcome and accepted!
When: Every Thursday, 6:30-9:00pm Duration: 10 weeks, Mar 31st until Apr 2, 2015 Location: China Trade Center, 2 Boylston St. (lower level) What to Bring: Workout clothes, sneakers, water Cost: $100 (check or cash accepted)
Each class will begin with exercise to condition and build stamina. The rest of class time will be devoted to learning different skills and moves for the lion.
Note: Your trial class will be taught by many different GK Lion troupe members and occur during GK’s regular lion practice
During the 10th week, you will “graduate” from the Gund Kwok trial program by performing a lion dance with your classmates for your friends and family!
If interested, please fill out the form below — check off the box for “10-Week Lion Dance Trial Class”. We can’t wait to see you there!
We’d like to thank our amazing volunteers for making this year’s Boston Chinatown Lunar New Year Celebration a success!
From holding flags to dropping lion heads & a dragon off to going to all the shops so that they’d be ready for us to steering the drum cart to making sure our supply cart was stocked to crowd control and to everything else in between — we THANK YOU!
The arctic temperatures did not cooperate with us last Sunday, but the celebration has been rescheduled for the upcoming Sunday on February 21, 2016 at 10AM!
Again, the event will kick off at 1oAM on Harrison Avenue in Boston Chinatown (near Kaze Shabu Shabu, Cha Time, Beard Papa’s, and Asian Garden Restaurant) with stage performances. Lion dancers will then go around with their troupes to all the shops and restaurants blessing them and bringing good fortune for the new year.
Help ring in the upcoming Lunar New Year (Year of the Goat) with the Gund Kwok Lion and Dragon Dance Troupe, as they parade through the streets of Chinatown and lion dance for the stores and restaurants, as well as perform on the main stage on Sunday, March 1st. Gund Kwok is one of 8-10 troupes performing that day. You also get to experience an unforgettable day of Chinese New Year sights, sounds, and smells!
Gund Kwok, the only Asian Women Lion & Dragon Dance Troupe in the United States, was established in February 1998 to give Asian women an opportunity to express their creativity, power and strength through performing the lion and dragon dances.
You will be assigned to be a flag carrier, crowd control person, runner, cart lugger, photographer, videographer, or helping with miscellaneous tasks.
You will get to borrow and wear a Gund Kwok hooded sweatshirt to identify that you are with the Troupe.
Please dress in layers and wear hats, scarves and gloves/mittens. Please wear black pants and comfortable, appropriate footwear. Ear plugs, hand and toe warmer packets are provided if needed. Please do not carry any backpacks or other bags on you – personal belongings may be kept at the GK “Den” (someone is stationed during the entire day to track the comings and goings of all volunteers and troupe members, and to keep an eye on your belongings).
Breakfast and lunch are provided. ALL volunteers are invited to stay for a free dinner that evening to thank you for your time and commitment (Restaurant: Hei La Moon, in Chinatown)
Days prior to the Festival, you will receive documents and information for the day of the Festival, including FAQ’s and Volunteer Role Descriptions, and information for the Gund Kwok Volunteer Liaison (your main volunteer contact on that day).
Take public transportation. Street parking is virtually non-existent on the day of the event.
MBTA: Green Line – Boylston Street T stop; Orange Line – Chinatown or New England Medical Center T stops, Red Line – Downtown Crossing or Park Street T stops.
What a great crowd and a great time at North Quincy High School this past Sunday for the Quincy Lunar New Year Festival. Luckily, it didn’t snow that much the night before so the show was able to go on as planned.
It was a lot of fun. The GK lions along with the lions from Wah Lum Kung Fu Academy paraded down to the stage with the GK Dragon following.
Check out the parade and stage performance from a couple weeks ago — one day before our lion dancing marathon in Boston Chinatown. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is a beautiful space to perform in and the crowd & staff were amazing!
The GK Lions will be helping the Museum of Fine Arts usher in the Year of the Horse this coming Saturday, Feb 8th at 3PM!
It’s going to be a great event because guess what??? Admission is FREE! A lot of activities are planned like lantern-making, woodblock printing, Gong-Fu (a form of Chinese martial arts) and you can also meet Boston chef, and Flour bakery owner Joanne Chang at a book signing.
Check out our 2013 team photo based off of “The Last Supper” painting by Leonardo da Vinci.
It was a fun shoot that we did right after our August Moon performance. Some of us were starving a bit so the props ended up being eaten. More team photo featuring all our members — “Cubs” too — on the way.