Kōrero: Malaysians and Singaporeans

A lion dance (1 o 2)

A lion dance

Hua Khoo, a Chinese Malaysian, came to New Zealand in the late 1970s and became a secondary school science teacher. He learned about the lion dance, a traditional Chinese art form, in New Zealand and is now passing on the tradition to his son and friends. Their troupe performed at the Chinese New Year Lantern Festival in Auckland in March 2007. The dance, which chases away evil spirits, mimics a lion’s movements and is usually performed by two dancers dressed in a lion costume, accompanied by musicians playing drums, cymbals and gongs. 

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: AUC-1001087
Photograph by Sylvie Whinray

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Carl Walrond, 'Malaysians and Singaporeans - Malaysian culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/46717/a-lion-dance (accessed 26 June 2021)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 1 Oct 2015