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Feb 15

Written by: Hong De Administrator
Sunday, 15 February 2009 7:54 AM 

VIP's at the eventKhuan Yee on JongsOn Sunday 8th February, the fourteenth day of Chinese New Year, the first ever Chinese New Year Festival was held in Kingsway, Glen Waverley.  Hong De Lions were joined by the Khuan Yee Lion Dance Association in several performances during the day from 12 pm until 9 pm.   The Hong De Lion Dance Association would like to thank 'Monash Chinese Events Organising Committee Inc' and the City of Monash for hosting the event.  Also to Vincent Chow for securing us for the event and Susie Wickes for event management.

Hong De lions opened with a stage performance at 12:20pm.  Due to rain, the first Khuan Yee 'jong' (high poles) performance was delayed until 2pm.  Several VIP's including the member for Bayswater, representatives from the City of Monash, Chinese Consulate and The Liberal Party were present for the spectacular performance by Khuan Yee, followed by a 4 lion performance by both Khuan Yee and Hong De.  Both teams then performed shop-to-shop along Kingsway.  Hong De were also busy all day at the stall giving out balloons that day.  At 5pm, members of both Hong De and Khuan Yee ran a cultural workshop on lion dance drumming.  At 6:10pm, Khuan Yee again performed on jongs to a larger crowd than the first performance as the weather was better towards the end of the day.  The day ended with a night lantern parade with the FCA dragons and the CAV waist drum team.  The event was well attended, the rain did not deter on-lookers from staying to enjoy the festivities.

More photos from the day....

Khuan Yee and Hong De lion teams with Vincent ChowKhuan Yee on jongsCultural workshop

Jamming at the Cultural Workshop

FCA Dragons, Khuan Yee lions and Hong De Lions after the night parade

Youtube link to  HongDe stage performance
Youtube link to the first jong performance by Khuan Yee - the first part and the ending has been edited out to fit the 10 minute limit on Youtube
Youtube link to the second jong performance by Khuan Yee - unedited - Part 1
Youtube link to the second jong performance by Khuan Yee, joined by Hong De lions at the end - Part 2
Youtube link to a Montage of the Festival
Link to a report written about the festival on Waverley Leader
Link to photos on Digital Photography Review taken by Ananda Sim

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Hong De Lion Dance Friends

Hong De Lion Dance Association would like to acknowledge support (with loan of equipment, recommendations, coaching) and friendship from the following lion and dragon dance teams:

Khuan Yee Lion Dance Association, Brisbane
Gingmo Academy, Perth
Chinese Youth Society of Melbourne, Melbourne
Khuan Loke Dragon and Lion Dance Association, Malaysia
Hong De Lion Dance Association, Subang, Malaysia
Kun Seng Keng Lion Dance Ass'n,  Malaysia
Kun Seng Keng Lion Dance Ass'n, Indonesia
Kun Seng Keng Lion Dance Ass'n, Singapore
Kong Ha Hong Lion Dance, Indonesia
Hung Gar Yau Shu, Melbourne
Chinese Youth League, Sydney
Jin Wu Koon, Sydney
Cheung Keung Lion Dance, Sydney
Cheung Keng Lion Dance, Hong Kong
Prosperous Mountain Lion Dance, Canberra
Deng Sifu, Melbourne
Siow Sifu, Wan Seng Hang, Malaysia
Ting Sifu, Singapore Dragon & Lion Athletic Association 
Quah Beng Chye, Penang, Malaysia
Yi Sifu, Singapore Yi Long International

Members of Hong De, Khuan Yee, Singapore Yi Wei and UK Yi Dao with Siow Sifu outside Wan Seng Hang

Hong De, Jin Wu Koon, Chinese Youth League and Khuan Yee at Market City LionFest2008

Glen Waverley Chinese New Year and Lantern Festival 2009 - Hong De and Khuan Yee teams

Hong De and Prosperous Mountain LD (Canberra) at the Sydney Opera House

Jin Wu Koon, Chinese Youth League, Prosperous Mountain and Hong De at the Sydney Opera House

Khuan Yee and Hong De lions at The CNY and Lantern Festival, Glen

 Moomba Parade 2010 - DTF's from CYSM, HGYS and Hong De

Indonesia KSK and Kong Ha Hong, Sentosa, Singapore - 2011

Centenary Concert with CYSM and HGYS (2011)

Melbourne Chinatown

Indonesia Kong Ha Hong, Jakarta

Indonesia Kun Seng Keng, Jakarta

Hong De Dragon and Lion Dance

 

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