River Hongbao celebrations,
13 -20 Feb 2010
River Hongbao celebrations at
the Marina Bay Floating Platform included stage performances from the
regional as well as performers from China and Taiwan. Our friends from
Taiwan were one of these performers but this being the first day of
Chinese New Year not all the Jumping Jewels could go and see them.
These Taiwanese teenagers are a unique rope skipping team that are
equally at home with diabolo and top spinning.
The multi-talented team performs as part of their secondary school CCA
(co-curricular activity) and their school principal leads the team
when they perform overseas. Their rope skipping show was entralling to
watch as usual. This is the highest level rope skipping show to have
come to Singapore.
Hope to see them again soon.
of River Hongbao show
The show started with these colorful muses with musical instruments.
This was the most beautiful team. They represents 'hua dan' the female
lead in Chinese operas, in this case cheeky 'hua dan'. They kept
playing with the long pheasant
feather on their headress.
Two dolls with long flowing sleeves dancing to music.
Finally came out our friends. Here the girls are throwing and catching
diabolos to each other. The wind was very strong so the big diabolos on
the right photo was really hard to catch.
Here the boy is spinning 3 diabolos with one string, wow!
The boy and girl threw a top each around the 4 boys onto the small
table top with a wall of blocks infront on it. You can see the top
flying around the 4th boy's butt. It then curving up on to the table
Their rope skipping started with a series of pairs skipping. Here the
girls performing Chinese wheels in their nice chinese ornament shorts.
Leaping over a double dutch turner and executing multiple frogs.
Four boys Chinese wheel switching here is really difficult.
This is one of their most athletics feats, a wave of switching turners
with a jumper in the ropes. There was instant applause.
A dramatic end pose to a dramatic showcase of hardwork and talent.
The school principal came out to take the bow with his team at end of
We took photos with the team to remember this reunion with our friends
from Taiwan on Chinese New Year 2010.
Took photos with many on the lanterns before leaving. This one with the
God of Fortune was the tallest and the first photo we took.