On this episode of our Community Association Series, host Jerald brings us to Kreta Ayer, home to Singapore’s oldest lion dance troupe – the Singapore Hok San Association. There, he will discover for himself the craft’s health benefits and pick up key moves from the guardians of the traditional art form.
Mesmerised by his sleek moves? The Hok San Association is also organising a workshop for you to pick up some basic steps. During the workshop, practitioners will let you in on some of the technique, skills and discipline involved in putting together a seamless performance. They may also teach you how to bat the eyelashes of the costumed beasts and even pass on a few tips on how to move like a sultry feline. While there, be sure to look out for the association’s century-old artefact — a lion head from 1920 weighing a staggering 15kg!
Due to tightened safe management measures, the workshop has been cancelled. We will be in touch with participants who had signed up, to arrange for full refunds.
Find out more about Singapore Hok San Association here! If you are interested in participating in the association’s activities, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org .