Chinese Culture Center-427 Adams St SE(505) 268-7023 http://www.chineseculturecenter-abq.com/what.html#wnup The Chinese Culture Center will celebrate the year of the Rabbit on Saturday February 5, 2011 at the Chinese Culture Center at 1:30PM The Dance of the Dragon with a 60-foot dragon operated by ten people, colorful ribbon and flag dances, Lion Dances, demonstrations of Tai Chi Chuan, Kung Fu fighting forms, exciting drumming and more.
The Chinese Culture Center puts on a show involving Kung Fu and Tai Chi demonstrations, lion and dragon dances and a firecracker finale. Adult and children who are martial arts students at the center put on the show, led by Sifu Lin. There will be ribbon dances, sword demonstrations and mock martial arts fights.
This show becomes better known with each year, so if you plan to go, go early. If you need a seat, getting there early is a must. Seats are set up only in the front entry area, so most visitors stand. It's well worth seeing, especially the children, who dress in dragon and lion costumes, perform Kung Fu moves, and wander the stage as little monkeys. The drumming and firecrackers at the end bring in the new year with a bang. For our family, seeing this show is an annual tradition.