Dancers of the New Year
We're double dipping from DCA on this, the final day of the Lunar New Year Celebration, by taking a look at some of the other entertainment offered at this seasonal event. Over at the Paradise Garden Bandstand, the advertised show is a musical performance by the group Melody of China, but when I visited a couple of Sundays ago, I actually saw a cultural performance of various Chinese and Korean dances put on by a local Asian American cultural association. It was great seeing these wonderful examples of performing arts showcased to a wide audience, and of course, the acts provided some great photo opportunities also!
Here are some photos from that afternoon.
|The first performance was a fan dance.|
|The handkerchief spinners were fun.|
|The umbrella dance included flexible contortions.|
|The Seungmu dance in Korean Buddhist culture was showcased.|
|The show finished up with this folk drum display that combined percussion and dance.|
|All in all, a great show!|