Chinese New Year Celebration At Creative Discovery Museum Feb. 2

Friday, January 18, 2013

Celebrate Chinese New Year at Creative Discovery Museum with color, tradition, and a special dance presentation featuring the Chien Hong Lion Dance Troupe. The Atlanta-based dance troupe will present two Lion Dance performances in the Museum Atrium on Feb. 2.  

The dances will begin at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The Chien Hong School’s martial arts performing group will present a martial arts demonstration at 2 p.m. The group includes national and regional competitors and award winners in various martial arts contests in America and Taiwan R.O.C.

From noon-4 p.m., the Museum will celebrate with additional festive activities including constructing paper lanterns, reading books about the Chinese New Year, and making miniature paper lions. The Chien Hong Lion Dance Troupe has been serving the Atlanta area since the Chien Hong School of Kung Fu's opening in 1995. The troupe is the oldest continuously performing Lion Dance team in the area. Chien Hong School Wu Guan's Chinese martial arts performing group is formed by a group of expert martial artists and is the only martial arts team that emphasizes on-stage performances.

“Creative Discovery Museum’s Chinese New Year event is a special time for families to celebrate a cultural tradition while engaging in a rich and colorful arts experience,” said Liza Blair, arts manager at Creative Discovery Museum.

Activities and performances are free with admission to the Museum.  For more information, visit www.cdmfun.org.

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