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Author: Hong De Administrator Created: Tuesday, 20 May 2008 10:58 PM
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The Hong De Lion was at Epping Plaza today for the Santa Arrival Parade.  The multicultural event started with Bollywood dancers, followed by our lion dance and then Greek dancers.  We joined the parade with Elves, a giant Christmas angel, Santa's magical Toy Band and Dora the Explorer and led the way to Santa's House.  The lion was mobbed  and mauled by lots of children at the end of the parade!

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Drunken Lion

 

The Hong De Lion was at Cho Gao tonight to help promote 'Tiger Beer'.  The lion performed for all the customers in the various rooms and was later offered a 'Tiger Beer'.  After drinking the beer, the lion performed a drunken routine outside on the balcony. 

Thanks to Ayaka and Anna for booking us tonight, we had fun doing the performance!

On Saturday 15th November, the Hong De Lions awakened the sleepy Dai Loong (Millenium Dragon) at the Chinese Museum and led the dragon down Bourke Street for the Myer Christmas parade.  The parade was watched by over 40,000 enthusiatic spectators and ended in front of the Myer store in Bourke Street Mall.  A big thanks to Ms Eng Lim (President of Dai Loong Association) for asking us to participate in this exciting event.  We had a great time!

We do not have any photos of us in the parade as we were not allowed to take any, so if anyone has taken any photos, please email us.

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Team Melbourne dinner at Dragon Boat on the YarraThe Hong De Lion was present at the first campaign for Lord Mayor fundraising event for Team Melbourne tonight at Dragon Boat Palace.  Over 200 guests were present and John So, the current Lord Mayor was a special VIP guest at the event.  Team Melbourne consists of Gary Singer (Lord Mayor candidate), Joanne Painter (Deputy Lord Mayor candidate), Ken Ong, Jerome Borazio, Trent Symth and Marion Adler-Bishop (Councillor candidates).  The Hong De Lion donated the performance tonight and all red packets collected by the lion were donated to the campaign.  We wish Team Melbourne all the best in the forthcoming Council elections.

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Lord Mayor John So and Deng SifuHong De Lion Dance would like to congratulate De Sheng Lim, Alex Pang, Jason Lim, Zhen Sheng Lim and Jacqueline Erasmus on the opening of 'Aperture Studios' and 'Ink Style' in Lincoln Street, Richmond today.  The ceremony started with the lighting of firecrackers and a lion dance blessing of the studio.  The Lord Mayor of Melbourne John So and the Member for Clayton Hong Lim MP were amongst special invited guests at the opening.  Well done to the Lim family!

Our episode of 'The Chopping Block' was finally aired on Tuesday night on Channel Nine.  This episode was taped back in September and we finally got to watch it this week!  Congratulations to 'China House' restaurant for winning the competition.  Condolences for the Romagnino family (Pizza Navona) for the passing away of Mama Rosa last week.

Arts CentreThe Hong De Lion Dance team performed a floor show at the ANZ Pavilion at the Arts Centre on Thursday 23rd October for a corporate booking with over 200 guests.  The show featured our Buddha performer, entertaining the audience with his antics and teasing the two hungry lions.

Cho Gao, Melbourne CentralThe Hong De Lion dance performers joined in to celebrate Cho Gao's first birthday on Saturday 18th October in Melbourne Central.  We performed twice during the night entertaining guests at the restaurant.  This is the second time this year that we have performed in Melbourne Central!

 

Hong De with Chinese Youth LeagueThe third Market City Lion Dance and Martial Arts Festival was held on Saturday 11th October in Sydney.  The event was organised by Chinese Youth League and sponsored by Market City.  Participants in the event included Australian Jow Ga Academy, Pei Lei Wushu Association, Jin Wu Koon, Khuan Yee Lion Dance (QLD) and Hong De Lion Dance (VIC).  Various lion dance, dragon dance and martial arts performances kept crowds at Market City entertained .  Thank you to Ken Wong, president of CYL for inviting us to perform.

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The Hong De Lion was at the Footscray Park Campus of Victoria University for Multicultural Week.  The Lion dance marked the start of Multicultural activities at the University organised by the International Students Association.  The lunchtime activities starts today, continues with a food festival tomorrow ending with a concert on Thursday night in Building M.  This is our second performance this year on the same campus, it was great to see some familiar faces in the crowd again!  Thanks Toaha for organising the event!

 

Last Wednesday, our Olympic heroes were welcomed by a crowd of about 5000 along Swanston Street.  There were 100 Beijing athletes and 51 medallists.  The Hong De lions were at the start, leading the parade.  A few members of the Hong De Lion Dance Association performed a year ago at the Melbourne launch of 'One Year to Go' and this year's launch of  '100 days to go' to the Beijing Olympics.  Some even travelled to Canberra to perform at the Olympics Torch Relay this year.  So it was good to be present for the last of the official Olympics event to welcome back a very sucessful Australian Olympics Team. 
Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi!

 

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Hong De Lions were present today to help open the new Coco Chine restaurant at the Point Cook Town Centre.  The noise of the performance gathered a crowd of on-lookers at the newly opened Centre.  The lions blessed the restaurant and performed for specially invited guests inside the restaurant.  The performance ended with a string of Chinese firecrackers, much to the delight of the on-lookers.  Our next performance at the restaurant will be next Chinese New Year, so looking forward to it!  Congratulations Ken, on the opening of the new restaurant!

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 Hong De Lion dance performers were at Melbourne University on 2nd September to perform for the Festivals of Nations, organised by the Melbourne University Overseas Students Service.  The Festivals of Nations was opened by a lion dance performing the 'seven stars around the moon' cheng.  The seven stars were represented by mandarins and a lettuce took the central position as the moon.  The lion delighted invited guests and a big crowd of on-lookers by throwing the lucky mandarins to them.  Thank you to Sebrina for organising the very sucessful event.

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On the red carpet in Melbourne CentralHong De lions were at Melbourne Central tonight for the Melbourne premiere of Mummy 3 - Tomb of the the Dragon Emperor, starring Brendan Fraser, Luke Ford, Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh.  Two of the stars (Brendan Fraser and Luke Ford) were present tonight at the red carpet event at Hoyts Cinemas, Melbourne Central.  The lions greeted Brendan and Luke and escorted them into Cinema One.

Link to Village Cinemas website with a clip of the night's events.

Link to our vdo clip of the lion dance performances that night.

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Sifu and Simu with all the lion dance students from 1982 to 2008There were over 60 guests celebrating Deng Chi Tang Sifu's birthday yesterday at Westlake restaurant.  Special guests include Ron Lim, Master Tang Lai Wei (Tai Chi For Life), Sifu's son Calvin Deng who flew back from Macau for the occasion and lion dance students.  Special mention for all the students from the 80's who turned up for the event and especially to those who are still actively involved in lion dancing.  We also celebrated Sifu's 26th year in Melbourne, he has been a familiar face at all the Chinese New Year Festivals in Chinatown since 1983. 

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The Hong De Lion Dancers performed on two occasions at Monash University, Clayton Campus during Open Day Week.  The first performance was on Thursday 31st July at night and the second on Sunday 3rd August during the day.  The night performance ended with the sound of firecrackers and the day performance started with a Hoksan drum routine.  We performed using out new lions and drum on both days.  Thank you to the Monash Students Association for organising the event (Wendy, E-Thing and May).

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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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