The CorvidEYE

Make the dragon fly

The Mayo family performs a traditional dragon dance for Chinese New Year. (KCAW photo/Emily Forman)

The Mayo family performs a traditional dragon dance for Chinese New Year. (KCAW photo/Emily Forman)

What does it take to bring a Chinese New Year celebration to Sitka? A trip to Beijing to learn Tai Chi and fall in love with Summer. Or, at least that was Michael Mayo’s route. Michael and Summer met in Beijing in 2001. Summer has been a Sitka resident for the past four years, and is now a member of the Mayo family. She says she typically travels home to Beijing for the Chinese New Year, but this year she wanted to share the tradition with the community that she has grown to love.

The Mayo family performs a traditional dragon dance for Chinese New Year. (KCAW photo/Emily Forman)

The Mayo family performs a traditional dragon dance for Chinese New Year. (KCAW photo/Emily Forman)

Mayo family and friends dressed in black with red sashes waited for their musical cue to begin the dragon dance. Michael’s son Noah, says the point is to “make the dragon fly.”

Listen to iFriendly audio.

Comments

Please read our comment guidelines.

Recent News

Walk MS seeks to build connections

11012938_962130293820110_38538037080717165_n
Colleen Dalquist and Patricia Atkinson are the local coordinators of Walk MS, a national initiative to connect people living with MS and their caregivers. Dalquist and Atkinson decided to bring the walk to Sitka this year and to share their personal experiences. Sitka's Walk MS will take place on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Downloadable audio. more

All safe after Sitka tour vessel founders

The St. Michael took the stricken St. Tatiana's passengers aboard. (Flickr photo/Michael Fitzhugh)
69 passengers and 5 crew members are safe after being evacuated from a tour boat Thursday afternoon (5-21-15) in Sitka. more