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November 10, 2010

Terrance dances at The Garden of Light

Filed under: Chinese, Lion Dance, Uncategorized, Walkabout — alltheskills @ 1:28 pm

Terrance at The Garden of Light

Our Chinese dancing Lion Terrance has been on his travels once again!

This time Terrance and his musicians visited Chesterfield for three nights to dance and entertain the crowds at The Garden of Light Event. As this event happens at night Terrance attached lights to his head and body so everyone could see him coming and admire his dancing.

Many thanks to Jules and Sue from Swamp Circus Trust Ltd for inviting Terrance to perform in a new place-he is really enjoying his travels around England.

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July 20, 2010

Tonge Carnival 2010

Filed under: Chinese, circus skills, Community, Lion Dance, Stilts, Walkabout — alltheskills @ 12:34 am

All The Skills always finds the people of Bolton to be welcoming and we were pleased that the people attending Tonge Carnival enjoyed meeting Terrance the Chinese lion.

Terrance and his musicians made their Bolton debut in a parade to start the event. Also in the parade representing All The Skills was Naomi, on stilts handing out fortune cookies and continuing the Chinese theme, Sean with his diabolos. The parade had many people from different community groups and schools in the Tonge area and was so much fun that it followed the parade route twice!

After a circus workshop session, Naomi took to her stilts again to assist Terrance, Buddha and the musicians in a short performance at the main stage.  Following the performance Naomi and Sean went into a frenzy of balloon modelling until the end of the wonderful event.

Naomi offers Terrance a lettuce

Terrance takes the lettuce

Terrance takes the lettuce

Terrance decides to share it with the crowd

Terrance decides to share the lucky lettuce with the crowd

May 7, 2010

All The Skills support the 2010 Prestwich Festival

Filed under: Chinese, circus skills, entertainment, Stilts, Walkabout — alltheskills @ 8:41 pm

Naomi and Sean attended the launch of the 2010 Prestwich festival. Naomi towered above the crowds handing out fortune cookies. The cookies proved so popular that at one point a joke was required from anyone who wanted a cookie.

The Prestwich festival is now in it’s second year and runs for 35 days

THE AIMS OF THE PRESTWICH FESTIVAL ARE

1: To bring people into Prestwich – supporting local businesses.

2: To bring Prestwich’s diverse communities together.

3: To provide an opportunity for local people/groups to showcase their talents.

4: To raise funds for local charities and community projects.

5: To create success stories associated with Prestwich.

Details of the forthcoming events can be found at http://prestwichfestival.net/

Naomi on stilts meets Ivan Lewis MP

Naomi chose the right colour dress for a photo-op with Ivan Lewis, the newly returned MP for Bury South.

May 3, 2010

All The Skills support Sport Relief

Filed under: Chinese, circus skills, Corporate, dance, entertainment, Stilts, Uncategorized — alltheskills @ 3:38 pm

All The Skills were contacted to provide walkabout and meet and greet characters for the “United Relief” event held at Old Trafford football Stadium on the 1st May.

Keeping in with the “red” theme of the event we sent Terrance our red and black Chinese Lion to entertain the crowds accompanied by a Chinese Schoolgirl on stilts. Several traditional Lion dances were performed much to the delight of the crowds waiting to enter the stadium for the concert and charity football match.

Sean continued to dazzle and amaze bystanders with his contact ball skills and keeping in with the Chinese theme he performed numerous diabolo tricks. The next step is to make him look more Chinese!!!

February 19, 2010

New Year- New Skills

Filed under: Chinese, Comunity, Corporate, dance, Lion Dance — alltheskills @ 11:15 pm

Lion dance performance

This week it was Chinese New Year and to celebrate All The Skills can bring you not one but TWO new skill

As some of you know it is now the year of the Tiger and there is someone we would love you all to meet- TERRANCE!

No Terrance is NOT a tiger but he is Chinese and recently he has been very busy in schools and doing performances showing the people of Manchester what Chinese Lion dancing is all about. All The Skills are able to bring Terrance and his friends plus handler Michael to your school, community group or business for an energetic and colourful session.

For schools we offer workshops where pupils can learn about the history and context of Lion dancing before having a go themselves and playing some traditional Chinese instruments. We have different sized Lions, our small lions are suitable for reception pupils to use while older students may be able to use the more fuller figured Terrance!

Community groups can have a similar workshop session or have Terrance make a personal performance at their event.

Businesses can also hire Terrance to appear at parties, PR events and open days.

Lion dances are often performed by competing Kung Fu schools and Terrance’s handler Michael can also provide Kung Fu workshops suitable for all ages. The sessions could be part of your schools PE curriculum, part of a self defence class for your group or form part of a demonstration at your event.

If you are interested in booking Terrance to come to your school, group or business please email naomi@alltheskills.co.uk

Lion dance workshop in a school

Book Terrance to appear at your public event

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