Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Year of the Dragon

In celebration of Chinese New Year next week, The Triple Door will feature electric six-string rock violinist (fancy, right?), Geoffrey Castle and extraordinarily talented jinghu artist, Lucy Wu on Sunday, January 23rd, at 7:30pm on the Mainstage. More information and ticket purchase here>>

With Wu’s background in the Bejing Chinese Opera and Castle’s background in sharing the stage with the likes of: Heart, Queen, and YES, it’s evidently clear that these two are blending two very different melodies to create an unexpected harmony.

“It’s a privilege to create a bridge between the two musical genres,” says Castle. “It’s completely new, that’s what makes it really exciting.”

In March, Castle and Wu plan to continue breaking down barriers between the traditional jinghu and Western styles of music to create a collaborative album with a new, fresh sound that's predicted to appeal to audiences in the East and West alike.

“This is just the beginning,” says Castle.

The Lunar New Year celebration wouldn't be complete without a performance from the lion dancers. The Triple Door will be hosting the traditional lion dance on January 23rd around 7:30pm in the
Musicquarium; where there is never a cover.

Culturally, the lion dance has been a Chinese New Year tradition for thousands of years. Believed to ward off evil spirits and summon luck and fortune for the upcoming year, this unique form of martial arts has been regarded as a symbol of prosperity and peace; and of blessed beginnings. A perfect way to bring in the Year of the Dragon!

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