By The Nation
Siam Paragon plays host to the Jining Acrobatic Troupe from Shandong, China, winners of a gold medal at the sixth National Golden Lion Competition – the largest acrobatic competition in China. Their show is inspired by a combination of Shandong culture and climbing acrobatic skills based on strength, harmony and sophistication.
From February 1 to 5 at 6pm, the troupe will present an auspicious lion dance with as many as 63 lions performing (number of lions is based on the year of the Buddhist era plus one indicating progression) and divided into 10 lucky colours representing all five elements namely; water (blue, navy blue, black), wood (green), fire (red, pink, purple) earth (orange) and gold (golden-yellow, silver-white).
A 50-metre long LED dragon performance will show off unity, strength and the acrobatic skills of more than 300 performers. It is believe that if the Chinese auspicious animals of lion and dragon attended the celebration at a festival, they will create supernatural power, prosperity and protection for that place as well as good fortune, prosperity, wealth and happiness for the audience.
Siam Center, meanwhile, invites customers to enjoy a photo shoot in contemporary Chinese style costumes with the modern Chinese style three-dimensional sets that have been specially designed for this event by the leading Thai designers, Painkiller and Wonder Anatomie. Customers will receive their free 4x6 inches printed colour images as well as a souvenir from Canon by presenting receipts with a minimum spending of Bt1,500 from either one of the three malls. The event will be held at the Atrium on the first floor from February 1 to 5, from 2 to 8pm.
Siam Discovery will also organise an exhibition of nine lucky pig sculptures in different postures, reflecting this auspicious occasion. The pigs represent happiness, love, fortune, fulfilment, good luck, prosperity, longevity, success and wealth. The sculptures are made using handmade paper mache techniques and beautifully painted with creative designs. They are from 1.50 to 2.20 metres tall in height and surrounded by balloons,
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