The Wong People Kung Fu School of Washington, D.C. will perform a Chinese Lion Dance demonstration at West Virginia University at Parkersburg on October 23. The educational, 45-minute program will be held in the College Theatre (Rm. 1305) at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public on a space available basis.
The Lion Dance is associated with a variety of ceremonies and is an integral part of Chinese and Southeast Asian culture. D.C.’s premier Lion Dance Team is highly acclaimed for their skill in bringing to life the centuries-old legend on which the Lion Dance is based. With energy and excitement the group displays a brightly colored paper mache Lion (or Dragon) with many elaborate decorations. The performance is co-sponsored by the college’s Social Justice Committee and the Office for Global Initiatives. The group is booked through The Klages Agency, Inc., in Maryland.
Twenty-four international students from thirteen different countries currently attend WVU at Parkersburg. Members of the WVU at Parkersburg International Student Club will have displays representing their native cultures in the College Activities Center, preceding the Wong People Kung Fu association performance, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.