Good morning everybody. Today we will be sharing about our experiences at Chingay 2014.
What does the theme mean to us?
The different performances are all traditional, but merge and fade in together very well. This shows that the different culture, tradition and origin don't matter, as they are all together on one parade and with the same audience. The different colours and symbolism of their costumes were all fit in together very nicely. This may be said that the colours of fabric are pieced together to form people with different background, but of one people.
Walking on stilts is a popular traditional performance of the Spring Festival, especially in Northern China. This practical use of stilts gradually developed into a kind of folk dance. Stilt walking has been developed into different unique forms in different places in China. The most popular destinations for seeing stilt walking performances are Beijing, Shanxi and Shandong.
The Chinese and Malay outfits come from China and Malay respectively.
The Malay performers are playing drums. There are at least 14 types of traditional drums. Drums and other traditional percussion instruments are often made from natural materials. Music is traditionally used for storytelling, celebrating life-cycle events, and times like harvest. As the Malay and Chinese culture contributes greatly to our Singapore culture, thus it is an important part that keeps Singapore as one people.
The Lion dance is a symbol of the Chinese and is mainly red in colour. In Chinese culture, red symbolises fortune and joy. Lion dance is usually performed during the Chinese New Year and other Chinese traditional, cultural and religious festivals. There are two main forms of the Chinese lion dance, the Northern Lion and the Southern Lion. Both forms are commonly found in China, but around the world especially in South East Asia, the Southern Lion predominates. The Chinese Southern Lion dance, however is