Huayi 2018- Chinese Festival of Arts, held during the Chinese New Year festive period is a series of events not to be missed. The Revelry in Spring is a dance performance by the NUS Chinese Dance troupe. I am very impressed my the standard of performance!
Part of the free programmes at Huayi 2018, the Little Festive Roar allow the kids to have great fun at trying out the Lion Dance.
Queuing for the limited 20 little lion heads 🙂
Then action… by the little lions.
Another must go event for my family during Chinese New Year period is the Huayi- Chinese Festival of Arts held annually at the Esplanade.
Due to the late afternoon rain, the opening event, Lion Dance by Wen Yang Sports Assocation, was held indoors instead but the crowd support was still very good.
After some quick dinner, we were treated to nice a music event, Festive Strings, put up by StringWerkz at the concourse.
Immediately following this, the finale of the day is the traditional delights performed by various artists.
There are two drum segments, the first is good but the second was interesting due to its performing members, ranging from very young to very old. And as if timed to make it more interesting, the 9pm nightly fireworks kicked off from the floating platform during the performance.
Coming next are dance performances.
And a huge bunch of very cute children put up a good show to the laughter of the audience.
Then was another dance segment.
And the finale was actually the theme character of most performances this year, the Monkey King.
This is another annual event that I will make an effort to attend every year. Without fail,I brought my family to enjoy the performance. As my kids grow older, they are better able to enjoy the show.
This is a very comical MC… with each angbao she receive.. she’ll come up with an idiom (成语) that begin with a numeral to ask more angbaos. At her fourth angbao.. she said ”来个五福临门“… with another angbao… she said “再来个六六大顺吧！“.
However, ‘static’ stage performers like singers still fail to catch their attention… even with their outlandish costumes. Dances and acrobatic displays is still the best entertainment for kids.
These girls are cute… they just look like dancing dolls.
From more traditional chinese dances to more modern ones, we kids love them all.
But the performance I personally like best is still the martial arts dance.
Great performance! Look forward to huayi 2014 ^_^