Lion Dance

Members of the Michigan Lion Dance team invite you to usher in the Year of the Rat and celebrate the Lunar New Year at the DIA with a traditional Lion Dance. Gain a little insight into the meaning and history of this lively dance as well as a chance to see the instruments and costumes up-close.

Michigan Lion Dance Team is a dedicated group of junior high and high school students who promote cultural diversity by sharing their culture.

The program begins in the Lecture Hall with an introductory talk about Lunar New Year celebrations in China followed by a performance in the Great Hall. Be sure to visit the DIA's Art of China galleries before or after the performance.