Make Your Own Puppet Dragon for this Chinese New Years Coming in Late January

 

Based on the Chinese Zodiac,  2012 is the Year of the Dragon. It begins on January 23, 2012.   The Dragon,  the fifth sign, is a mythical creature representing emperor and  power. Today, it  is the luckiest sign for men in the zodiac.  If you want to see A LOT of pregnant women, visit China during the year of the dragon.   I remember writing home, “Mom, I think everybody here is pregnant.  No wonder people are suspicious that the population is about to explode in China!’  This year, why don’t you celebrate by making your own puppet dragon!  Watch this:

The only dragon parade I saw for Chinese New Years was in San Francisco, however.  Here you will seen them, a long with lion dances, in temple birthday parades.


Ink Dance by Zhi-ming Su

 

Here is a two-minute video clip from Su Zhiming’s Ink Dance, a Chinese animator and artist from Taiwan, presently residing in Australia.  Interesting composition of music and interactive movement between Chinese calligraphic writing and human movement.  Could use our appreciative support. Enjoy.

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Ink Dance by Zhi-Ming Su