Katherine Cheng

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[Globe and Mail] Dance of the Lion, Year of the Tiger
Location: Toronto
Nationality: Canadian
Biography: Katherine is a documentary and conceptual photographer based between Toronto and Hong Kong. Exploring themes of climate crisis, Asian diaspora, and social movements, she believes in the power of visual storytelling to connect one another and drive... MORE
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[Globe and Mail] Dance of the Lion, Year of the Tiger
Copyright Katherine Cheng 2022
Updated Feb 2022
Location Toronto
Topics Arts & Entertainment, Community, Culture, Culture stories, Documentary, Editorial, Energy, Photography, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Race, Senior Citizens
Summary
Celebrations for Lunar New Year – one of the most important festivals in Chinese culture – have been quiet in recent years because of COVID-19. But in a bright red storefront on the edge of Toronto’s Chinatown, members of martial arts studio Hong Luck Kung Fu Club are preparing to make a splash. To honour the community’s elderly, the Hong Luck Kung Fu Club is planning to perform a traditional lion dance outside long-term care homes run by the Mon Sheong Foundation in downtown Toronto, Canada.
Celebrations for Lunar New Year – one of the most important festivals in Chinese culture – have been quiet in recent years because of COVID-19.

But in a bright red storefront on the edge of Toronto’s Chinatown, members of martial arts studio Hong Luck Kung Fu Club are preparing to make a splash.

To honour the community’s elderly, the Hong Luck Kung Fu Club is planning to perform a traditional lion dance outside long-term care homes run by the Mon Sheong Foundation in downtown Toronto, Canada.

And with performances right around the corner, members of the studio were practising late into the night to perfect the movements and co-ordinated teamwork.
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