Chinese lion head bamboo frame
Thomas Chun talking about building a Chinese Lion Head and its bamboo frame. Bonus video from the CELEBRATION episode.
Thomas Chun was immersed in a community of Chinese performing arts since childhood. Merely following his parents’ weekend routine, Chun eventually joined as a dancer and musician. He expanded his repertoire with martial arts and after joining a team, quickly branched into lion dance. It was not until his experience as team captain, that Chun realized his appreciation for upholding the traditions of lion dance. At that moment, he knew it would stick with him for the rest of his life.
Honored to have been welcomed by his teammates, and thankful for the trust they have given him, Chun continually challenges himself by utilizing modern approaches with traditional aspects in the construction, restoration and preservation of lions and lion dance heritage.