54. Changing Faces at New Years

From 2009 Changing Faces Performance. ImageĀ©Ruth Lor Malloy 2011

Let us know how you think the Changing Face performance is done.

Changing Faces is a skill from traditional Sichuan opera. It is one of China’s amazing theatrical traditions. Toronto is fortunate to have these artists living here. They can change the masks on their faces in a fraction of a second. Study the schedule below so you won’t miss them. They do not perform at every show.

Could you please let us know also which Lion Dance troupe you are seeing and how you would rank it? One to five stars where five stars is excellent.

This January 29 and 30 Chinese New Year celebration is at the Scarborough Town Centre (McCowan and Brimley Roads. The Town Centre has its own L.R.T. Station which connects with the Bloor-Danforth Subway at Kennedy Station.) Our thanks to Lauren O’Neill for sending this helpful information.

Saturday, January 29: 11:00 a.m. Thunder Drums; Eye-Dotting & Opening Ceremony (VIPs to dot the lion eyes); Lion wake up and dance; Arrival of the God of Fortune (VIPs to join the God of Fortune on stage); Lai See (lucky money) distribution.

2:00 p.m. Thunder Drums; Lion Dance; Arrival of the God of Fortune; Chop Sticks Competition (participants will be rewarded with Lai See); The Changing Face General & his soldiers.

4:00 p.m. Thunder Drums; Lion Dance; Arrival of the God of Fortune; Tea Drinking Competition (Participants receive Lai See); Martial Arts Demonstration.

Sunday, January 29: 2:00 p.m. Thunder Drums; Eye-dotting & Welcoming; Lion wake up and dance; Arrival of the God of Fortune; Lai See distribution.

4:00 p.m.: Thunder Drums; Lion Dance; Arrival of the God of Fortune; Chop Sticks Competition (Lai See for children); Changing Face General and his soldiers.

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