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"Legends of Lion Dance" exhibition showcases traditional Hong Kong crafts, cinema and cultural heritage in Belgium - 22 January-12 February 2022

The sixth edition of the "Legends of Lion Dance" exhibition, which showcases Hong Kong’s cultural heritage, crafts and Chinese New Year traditions, is back bigger and even better this year. 

The exhibition contains new elements this year to promote more aspects of Hong Kong, such as its cinema and the West Kowloon Cultural District, as well as a series of workshops to promote Chinese culture.  

With the support of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels (HKETO, Brussels) and the Belgium-Hong Kong Society, Asian Events Tofoe, a non-profit-making organisation established by Hong Kong second-generation community members in Antwerp, is presenting around 15 unique embroidered lion heads made in Hong Kong.  Visitors can learn about how lion heads are made, the meaning of lion dancing and discover Chinese musical instruments, Cantonese opera and traditional dishes. 

Hong Kong is preserving 480 listed items of intangible cultural heritage so they can be passed on to future generations.

Cosmopolitan Hong Kong is also close to realising its ambition to become a vibrant cultural metropolis in Asia which will offer locals and visitors a unique experience of the blend of Chinese and Western cultures.

After the opening of the M+ museum of visual art last November, the Palace Museum will open in the West Kowloon Cultural District later this year.  The Palace Museum will display treasures from the collections of the famous Palace Museum in Beijing and advance the study and appreciation of Chinese art and culture.

The first "Legends of Lion Dance" exhibition was held in Antwerp in 2017. The current edition is being held until 12 February 2022 at Antwerp's main public library, the Bibliotheek Permeke, De Coninckplein 26.

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