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Celebration 2017 - The Year of the Fire Rooster

Speaker(s) Linda Mealey-Lohmann



The Marsh Linda Mealey-Lohmann
15000 Minnetonka Boulevard, Hopkins, 55345
(952) 935-2202

Time of Event:
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m Networking/Socializing, Hors d’oeuvres & Shopping
7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Lion Dance, Meeting and Program

Open to the public:
Non-Members admission $45, Members $27
Includes hors d’oeuvres.
Cash Bar available.

Open to the Public:
Non-Members admission $45.00 and Members $27.00

The Lion Dance


Despite the fact that the lion is not native to China, the Lion Dance became a form of traditional dance in Chinese culture and other Asian countries. Performers, often acrobats, mimic a lion's movements while dressed in a lion costume. The Lion Dance is usually performed during the Chinese New Year and other Chinese traditional, cultural and religious festivals. The lion is considered a protector

The Chinese Lion Dance is sometimes mistakenly referred to as a Dragon Dance. An easy way to tell the difference is that a lion is normally operated by two dancers, while a dragon needs many people. Also, in a Lion Dance, the performers' faces are only seen occasionally, since they are inside the lion. In a Dragon Dance, the performers' faces can be easily seen since the dragon is held on poles.

There are two dancers per lion----one acts as the head and the other the body----and there are typically two lions----a male and a female. They dance to a drum, cymbals and a gong.

As the lion performs, he will visit different people. A way for you to benefit from a Lion Dance is to “infuse” the lion with your intention as he comes near you. His energy will speed up the process and help you manifest what you want for the upcoming year!

Linda will share an interactive presentation about the characteristics of this year's Fire Rooster and the Chinese Animal Zodiac, Chinese New Year Traditions (rituals, food, and song). You'll even learn some new Chinese phrases! Please join us to bring in the new year.


Click here for Linda’s article “The 红包 “Red Envelope” Chinese New Year Tradition”

Bio: Linda Mealey-Lohmann is Co-Founder and President of the Minnesota China Friendship Garden Society and Vice President of US-China Peoples Friendship Association-MN. She is a former employment law lawyer, who now works as a mediator and arbitrator (Mealey-Lohmann Mediation & Dispute Resolution), helping parties resolve commercial and employment law disputes. She is an avid gardener and has a deep interest in China and China Gardens. She has taught Chinese language and culture to all ages, from preschool to college to senior citizens. She holds an undergraduate degree in East Asian Studies, a Master’s Degree in Chinese Language and Literature, and speaks Mandarin Chinese. She has traveled to China 22 times over more than thirty years and lived / studied in Taiwan for six months and lived in Tianjin, China, for two summers as Assistant Director of the U of M Chinese language program at Nankai University. Her last trip was to Changsha (St. Paul’s sister-city) with St. Paul Mayor Coleman’s delegation, where a sister-park agreement was signed with St. Paul Phalen Regional Park and Changsha Wetlands Park. She manages the day-to-day operations of the China Garden Society's current project to build the St. Paul-Changsha China Friendship Garden at Phalen Regional Park. This is a collaboration with the City of St. Paul, St. Paul Parks & Rec, Changsha's Yanghu Wetlands Park, and the Changsha People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries. The goal is to promote friendship and understanding between the peoples of China and Minnesota.


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