On February 7, 2016, amid the Chinese Spring Festival celebration, the Dragon-Lion Dance Group of the Confucius Institute at the University of Saskatchewan, on the invitation of Market Mall administration, went to Market Mall in Saskatoon to perform dragon dance and lion dance, together with performers from the Chinese Dance School of Saskatchewan.
To the tune of cheerful music, the Chinese dragon moved its gigantic body gracefully and energetically before hundreds of audience. At the same time, the Waist-drum Dancers played the drums at their waists and waved long red straps into the sky, creating a happy and cheerful festival atmosphere.
Next came the performance of the Lion Dance by the Dragon-lion Dance Group of the CI at the U of S. Two lovely lions, one in red and one in yellow, danced to the music of Gangnam Style, creating a funny, lovely and naughty image. Their performance raised lots of applauses from the audience.
Then, the dragon and the lion paraded along the corridors of the shopping mall. Wherever they went, people of all ages stopped their shopping and took pictures of them and with them as well.
Several media in Saskatoon reported this wonderful event. It combined the Chinese culture with the local culture, adding color to the lives of Saskatoon residents.