Joel Chan and Derek Kok Establish Lion Dance Association
TVB artistes Joel Chan (陳山聰) and Derek Kok (郭政鴻) recently attended a lion dance event hosted by Adidas. The two best friends performed a lion dance together and revealed that they have established an association to promote lion dancing events to the masses.
Contrary to his sophisticated appearances in dramas, Joel said he has been learning lion dance since he was three years old. Derek said he first started lion dancing when he was nine years old, and joked that Joel, who is 12 years younger, was his senior.
The two TVB actors became good friends after discovering that they had a common interest in lion dancing. They thought about starting a lion dance team after they retire, but decided to jumpstart the plans after finding inspiration from an interview they did together last year.
At the moment, only Joel and Derek are officially part of the team, but Joel said that Ngo Ka Nin (敖嘉年) is also involved. “Lion dancing is an interest,” said Joel. “We don’t have a set time on when we should practice. We only practiced now because we had to do a show. We’re not a commercial team so we’re not going to get paid!”
Newcoming singer-songwriter Yuki Lovey (勞嘉怡) was also invited to the lion dance event. She revealed that she is currently recording her debut self-produced EP and plans to release it in late November. She will be holding her first mini-concert at the end of the year and is currently studying visual arts so she can contribute in her concert’s stage and lighting design.
This article is written Addy for JayneStars.com.