22.12.2015 -Singapore The internal Executive Committee set up by HeQuan Institute of Wushu and Lion Dance will review the prevailing safety protocol measures to help the dance troupe perform in safe environment. The Executive Committee aims at mitigating accidental falls and other such risks by recommending the introduction of mandatory rest period, a requirement for the dance crew members.
Singaporeans and tourists rejoice during this 15 days period by witnessing the colourful parades, music, food, art display shows and the spectacular lion dances. Singapore would adorn a vibrant and fresh look during the lunar new year as the city would hold two week celebration to welcome the New Year with fun filled events.
With the lunar new year just around the corner, falling incidents related to high-risk maneuvers are more common when performers condition is less than optimal. When speaking about the safety standards review, Mr. Ong Gui Yong, The Chairman of Executive Committee commented that strategic planning for mandatory rest period is crucial for the dance performance during the Lunar New Year which is held over a period of 15 days. The Chairman further adds that the Executive Committee is responsible for identifying safety hazards in the venue of dance performances as a preventive measure. Existing safety protocols are being reviewed to identify gaps in protocol.
According to traditional Chinese culture, The God of Fortune dance or the lion dance is an energetic performance which dates back over 1500 years. This dance is performed during auspicious occasions like New Year, building, shop or office inaugurations, award functions, launches, conferences and meetings as it is believed to bestow wealth and fortune. It is inseparable during the celebration of Chinese New Year as it is associated with the bestial creature called Nian which was warded off by the villagers by playing the drums, gongs and cymbals loudly. This tradition follows till date and has become a ubiquitous sight in the city that has attracted thousands of tourists each year.
About SGHeQuan: SGHeQuan was established during the year 1993 and has been offering stunning Lion Dance performances to entertain masses across Singapore and Johor region. The dance troupe at HeQuan performs the task of promoting traditional Lion Dance among the ethnic groups in the city by helping them understand the nuances of the Chinese Culture and Singapore Culture.
Company Name: HeQuan Institute of Wushu and Lion Dance
Contact Person: John Lee
Phone: +65 9800 4244
Address:60 Jurong West St 41 Singapore 649407