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Liverpool world dance charity to celebrate Lunar New Year with collaborations across the city

Movema is collaborating with organisations, local artists and community members for the Lunar New Year 2024 celebrations across the city of Liverpool.

On Saturday 10th February 12pm – 5pm the celebrations start with a lion’s roar at FACT. LESEAN in collaboration with Movema present a full day of free events to mark the first new moon and the first day of spring in the lunar calendar, celebrated in parts of East and South East Asia.

From a Lion Dance and martial arts display to a movement workshop, lantern making, and more—there are plenty of activities for all ages to enjoy.

Come along to learn more about Lunar New Year traditions as we celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Dragon together. Book your free ticket here: FACT | Lunar New Year Celebrations.

On Saturday 10th February from 11am – 3pm, Movema dancers will be taking the celebration spirit to The Victoria Gallery & Museum where fun Chinese dance workshops are planned throughout the day for all ages and abilities in the Leggate Theatre space. There will also be Chinese arts and crafts sessions and music led by the Confucius Institute.

On Sunday 11th February at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm look out for the Blue Dragon’s surprise pop up performances across Chinatown, coming alive alongside Movema dancers. 

Co-founder of Movema – Pei Yee Tong says: “This year is the year of the dragon, saying goodbye to last year’s Rabbit and welcoming the wood dragon, bringing us all new opportunities, positive changes, luck and success. If you are looking for changes to current situations, this year will be the year to act.”

Movema Community Dancers performing ‘Dragon Kung Fu flow’ on the Great George Square Stage. Sunday 11th February at 3.20pm & 4.15pm – a fusion of Chinese dance and kung fu movements performed by our community dancers who have been dancing together every Monday at artists hub, 24 Hope Street.

On Sunday 18th February 11am, 12:30pm & 2pm, Movema in collaboration with The Bluecoat present a wonderful child-friendly performance for Lunar New Year followed by a fun 30-minute dance workshop and craft session for all children and grown-ups to enjoy. More information and tickets can be found here: Bluecoat | Lunar New Year Makers + Shakers.

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