Enter the Dragon

Enter the Dragon: An Introduction to Chinese Music, Culture and Dragon Lore

Students learn simplified rhythms on authentic instruments: gu (drum), bo (cymbals), and luo (gongs) as well as basic steps of the dragon dance. Some students perform the dance as others provide instrumental accompaniment. In the process, students learn the concept of tonal language, identify and reproduce tones of Mandarin Chinese, discover differences between the Western and Asian concepts of the mythical dragon, and discuss color symbolism in a cross-cultural context.

This program is excellent for elementary and middle school students.

“The assembly was the best show I have ever seen. I hope for Mr. Abe to return to our school next year.”

-4th grader, John Adams School, North Brunswick, NJ