Technical Information

Digital Object
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filename
3110.dragon_dance.mov
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glopad/images/new/gid0/img3110.mov
thumbfilename
Dragon_dance2000_thmb.jpg
thumburl
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Repository's ID Number
bc02
Size of Digital Object
???
Duration
978325200
Title of Digital Object
Dragon Dance in Singapore
Usage Rights ()
2
Notes
An edited, shortened version of the full one-minute and thirty four-second video of this performance. Folk street theatre/Dragon Dance (Wu-long) [PA Name]; Since both the dragon dance (Wu-long) and the lion dance (Wu-shi) are genres that require not just agility and co-ordination, but also physical strength, it's usually a performance for young people, often teenagers. The troupes are often a kind of wu-su (Chinese kongfu martial art) group where amateur students learn basic skills in different schools of Chinese kongfu (wu-su) and part of their learning/training is the wu-shi and wu-long performance. The troupes are generally amateur troupes, meaning that all members have other kinds of jobs in the day time. They collect payment for their performances when invited, usually in the form of a "hongbao" (red packet). [B.C. Lim]
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Digital Object > Category of Format
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Category of Format
Moving image
Digital Object > Frame Rate
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Framerate
DF 29.97 fps
Digital Object > Source Object Format
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Format
Photographic print
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colorpalette
Color
Digital Object > Ordering Information
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Ordering Information
Contact GloPAC office, Cornell University, glopac@cornell.edu.
Digital Object > Digital Object Credits
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Credits
(Contact repository for specific credit language.)
Digital Object > mime type
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video/quicktime
Digital Object > Represented Performance Moment
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Notes
The Mid-autumn festival is a Chinese festival traditionally celebrated with lanterns and moon cakes. Each year, the Chinatown Community Centre organizes activities including performances of the dragon dance and lion dance to celebrate the occasion. Both the lion dance (wu-shi) and dragon dance (wu-long) are popular performances during Chinese festive celebrations. Often the performances are a combination of acrobatic skills and traditional Chinese drums and bass (like a gong). The attraction of dragon dance is the swirling and turning of the dragon. Usually the dragon "chases" behind a large ball (supposed to be pearl) and moves according to the way the ball moves. Becasue the dragon is so long it's very demanding on the performers and co-ordination among group members is very important. [B.C. Lim]
Digital Object > Performance moment represented in digital object > Date
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Date of performance
October 2000 - October 2000
Digital Object > Performance moment represented in digital object > Production
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Production
2000, Chinatown Complex (Singapore), Dragon Dance
Production notes
A performance of the dragon dance that took place during the mid-autumn festival of the year 2000.
Digital Object > Performance moment represented in digital object > Represented Performance Moment > Production Alternate Name
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Also known as
Singapore Chinatown Complex, 2000
Digital Object > Performance moment represented in digital object > Piece
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Piece Title
Dragon Dance
Notes
A street theatre/folk tradition that is current in many Asian countries, the dragon dance is a generic name for a folk performance that takes place at festivals such as the mid-autumn festival and the Chinese New Year celebrations. The Mid-autumn festival is a Chinese festival traditionally celebrated with lanterns and moon cakes. Each year, local groups organize activities including performances of dragon dance and lion dance to celebrate the occasion. Both the dragon dance (wu-long) and the lion dance (wu-shi) are popular performances during Chinese festive celebrations. Often the performances are a combination of acrobatic skills and traditional Chinese drums and bass (like a gong). The attraction of dragon dance is the swirling and turning of the dragon. Usually the dragon "chases" behind a large ball--which is supposed to be a pearl--and moves according to the way the ball moves. Because the dragon is so long it's very demanding on the performers and co-ordination among group members is very important.
Digital Object > Performance moment represented in digital object > Piece(s) Represented > Date
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Date piece created
Unknown
Digital Object > Performance moment represented in digital object > Piece(s) Represented > Piece Alternate Name
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Alternate Title(s)
Wu-long
Digital Object > Performance moment represented in digital object > Piece(s) Represented > Structure of Piece
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Digital Object > Performance moment represented in digital object > Place
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Name
Chinatown Complex (Singapore)
City
Singapore
Digital Object > Performance moment represented in digital object > Place(s) Represented > Country
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Country(s)
Singapore
Digital Object > Performance moment represented in digital object > Place(s) Represented > Place Affiliation
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Associated Places
Kreta Ayer People's Theatre Foundation Management Committee
Digital Object > Performance moment represented in digital object > Place(s) Represented > Place Alternate Name
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Also known as
'Niu Che Shui'
Digital Object > Person
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Name
Brazell, Karen
Notes
Founding Director of GloPAC.
Digital Object > Creator/Owner of digital object > Date
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Date of birth
1938
Digital Object > Creator/Owner of digital object > Date
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Date Deceased
January 18, 2012
Digital Object > Creator/Owner of digital object > Person Alternate Name
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Also known as
Brazell, Karen W.
Digital Object > Creator/Owner of digital object > Person Alternate Name
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Also known as
Karen Brazell
Digital Object > Creator/Owner of digital object > Person Alternate Name
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Also known as
Brazell, Karen Woodard
Digital Object > Creator/Owner of digital object > Person Geographic Affiliation
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Associated Region
Cornell University
Digital Object > Creator/Owner of digital object > Person Geographic Affiliation
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Associated Region
Ithaca (N.Y.)
Digital Object > Creator/Owner of digital object > Person Geographic Affiliation
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Associated Region
Kyoto (Japan)
Digital Object > Creator/Owner of digital object > Person Geographic Affiliation
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Associated Region
Paris (France)
Digital Object > Person
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Name
Lim, Beng Choo
Digital Object > Creator/Owner of digital object > Date
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Date of birth
1962 - 1962
Digital Object > Creator/Owner of digital object > Date
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Date Deceased
Unknown
Digital Object > Creator/Owner of digital object > Person Alternate Name
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Also known as
Lin Mingzhu
Digital Object > Creator/Owner of digital object > Person Geographic Affiliation
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Associated Region
Singapore
Digital Object > Function
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Function
AVDocOwner
Digital Object > Function
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Function
Photographer
Digital Object > Place
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Name
Lim, Beng Choo office
Street
Dept of Japanese Studies, NUS, Blk AS4, 9 Arts Lin
City
Singapore
Zipcode
117570
Digital Object > Location of digital object > Country
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Country(s)
Singapore
Digital Object > Location of digital object > Place Affiliation
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Associated Places
National University of Singapore
Digital Object > Production
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Production
2000, Chinatown Complex (Singapore), Dragon Dance
Production notes
A performance of the dragon dance that took place during the mid-autumn festival of the year 2000.
Digital Object > Production(s) associated with digital object > Production Alternate Name
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Also known as
Singapore Chinatown Complex, 2000