The Lion Dance Team

dance-duo-1Feb. 12, 2017—Marlon Violette, 46, performs as the Buddha of the lion dance team from Wha Lum Kung Fu in Chinese New Year Parade in Boston MA, Sunday morning. Wah Lum Kung Fu Academy is an athletic organization located in Boston that provides Chinese Kung Fu exercises, According to Violette, the Buddha dance along with the lion and tease it to cause a general Chinese New Year ruckus. “I love dancing it. It’s so energetic and contains lots of movements from Chinese martial arts Kung Fu,” Violette said. Photo by Shijie Ye.

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Feb.12, 2017—Matthew Chan, 32, a group member of Wah Lum Kung Fu lion team, performs inside of his lion costume in Chinese New Year Parade in Boston MA, Sunday morning. The Chinese Near Year Parade is the biggest annual celebration in Boston’s Chinatown, home to the third largest Chinese community in the United States. “I’ve been training in Wah Lum Kung Fu for 9 years,” Chan said. “We met few hours every week to prepare this parade.” Wah Lum Kung Fu Academy is an athletic organization located in Boston that provides Chinese Kung Fu exercises. Photo by Shijie Ye.

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Feb. 12, 2017—A kid reacts to Wah Lum Kung Fu’s lion dance performance in Chinese New Year Parade in Boston MA, Sunday morning. The Chinese Near Year Parade is the biggest annual celebration in Boston’s Chinatown, home to the third largest Chinese community in the United States. Wah Lum Kung Fu Academy is an athletic organization located in Boston that provides Chinese Kung Fu exercises. Photo by Shijie Ye.

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Feb. 12, 2017—Mai Du, right, one of the Sifu (a title of a skillful person or a master in Cantonese) of Wah Lum Kung Fu lion dance team, hugs a member of Gund Kwok lion dance team in Chinese New Year Parade in Boston MA, Sunday morning when the two teams meet each other in Boston Chinatown. Wah Lum Kung Fu Academy is an athletic organization located in Boston that provides Chinese Kung Fu exercises. Sifu Mai Du is the 8th generation of the Wah Lum Tam Tui Northern praying mantis Kung Fu style. “I have been practicing kung fu for more than 20 years,” Mai said.

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Feb. 12, 2017—The Wah Lum Kung Fu lion dance team performs in Chinese New Year Parade in Boston MA, Sunday morning. The team travels to every store in Boston Chinatown to Bai Nian (meanssending wishes and good luck” in Chinese). The Chinese Near Year Parade is the biggest annual celebration in Boston’s Chinatown, home to the third largest Chinese community in the United States. Wah Lum Kung Fu Academy is an athletic organization located in Boston that provides Chinese Kung Fu exercises. Photo by Shijie Ye.

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