Review- Piff the Magic Dragon- Udderbelly

Sometimes you see a performer who is very talented but they're having a bad night. This was the case when I saw Piff the Magic Dragon at the Udderbelly. This bad show can be caused by various number of factors: technical glitches, performing in a new space, a weird audience vibe, or Murphy's Law. With this performance of Breakfast at Piffany's everything that could of gone wrong, did.

more...


History of the Lion Dance

The Lion dance is a Chinese tradition synonymous with Chinese New Year. We see it happen every year and it's a big source of charitable donations for schools, temples and other organizations. Most troupes charge 2,000HKD to come to your location to perform and also take lai see packets as donations. All the money normally goes to charity. When booking a Dragon dance troupe make sure you know where your money is going. Most of the troupes would be already booked through the New Year but, who knows, maybe you'll get lucky! You may also see Lion dances at weddings and other Chinese holidays.

more...