Lion Dance Kids

The Race of the 12 Zodiacs & The Lion Dance Story is both an important part of the Chinese Celebration of the Lunar New Year. This workshop introduces the concept of courage to kids. Narrating a young girls journey to explore the origins of Chinese New Year. We provide help kids identify their zodiac animal, allowing them to identify with the strengths of the animal to empower them to face fears. We introduce Lion Dancing props, instruments and costumes to the kids. So they can have an upfront experience with the costumes.

Chinese Kite Making with Tom Lo

Did you know that kites were invented in China? Tom Lo and his team present this hands on program where students will make their own colourful paper kite. Students will learn about the symbolism of different shapes and animals used in this ancient craft as well as practice Chinese calligraphy to decorate their kites.

The Chinese Harpist

Zhao Liang is a Chinese Harpist from The School of Chinese Music and Arts, established in 2005 to teach the Guzheng or Chinese Harp. This workshop presents the origins of the harp and introduces traditional Chinese music. This is followed by a beautiful performance and an interactive workshop where students learn a traditional song.

Chinese Fan Dance

A colourful demonstration of the Chinese Fan Dance where after a beautiful demonstration from the presenter, students will each get their own fan to try the dance for themselves!

Chinese Culture for a Day

This program incorporates two rotating sessions into one all day program celebrating diversity in Chinese culture. May Wang and her team can tailor a program to include Chinese Lion Dance, Martial Arts, a drumming workshop, folk dancing, calligraphy or lantern making.

Chinese Dance and Arts

This program engages students with an incredible performance of folk dances from across China such as the Lantern Dance, Ribbon Dance or Fan Dance. Students will practise a short routine using some of the moves they’ve seen, performed to both traditional and contemporary Chinese music.

Fairytale Puppetry – Exploring Languages

Engage with language and culture through a range of nine classic fairytales and stories told through exquisitely crafted traditional European hand puppets. The performances feature audience participation and are available in French and Mandarin. This program can be tailored to suit different ages or language levels. The Jungle Book: – 45 minutes – Pre-Primary and Primary – French, Mandarin The performance and language content (LOTE) is adapted accordingly. The level of vocabulary is easy. The children will be asked to sing and repeat easy words in the language they are learning. Ideal show for beginners. Puss in Boots: – 50 minutes – Years 5-8 – French, Mandarin The performance and language content (LOTE) is adapted accordingly. The level of vocabulary is for students who have a reasonable understanding of the language. The puppets will interact with the students, in the language they are learning. Ideal show for students who have done a minimum of 1 to 2 years of LOTE.

Chinese Classical Dance

This program engages students with an incredible performance of classical folk dances from across China such as the Lantern Dance, Ribbon Dance and Fan Dance. Students will practice a short routine using some of the moves they’ve seen, performed to both traditional and contemporary Chinese music. Presenters will supply props such as ribbons, fans and lanterns for students to dance with too!

Mulan Fan Dance

The Mulan Fan Dance blends a graceful folk dance with strong Kung Fu moves, which students will learn in this interactive program. Sindy Mu explains the true story of the legendary female warrior Mulan (as depicted in the Disney film) and why this ancient story is still so significant in Chinese culture.

Story of the Silk Road

With a focus on the historical Silk Road trading route in China, this program mixes Kung Fu movements and classic Chinese dancing to depict the art and architectural styles around Dunhuang. Born of the mix of cultures and religions on the Silk Road, Sindy preserves the stories and art found in ancient caves of northwest China through her dance and presentation.