Happy Chinese New Year

February 3, 2011

Today is the start of the year of Rabbit in the Chinese calendar, we here at Black Cat White Cat Photography wish you a very happy new year!  May your coming year be filled with happiness, good health, friends, family and good fortune.


Annually there would be local celebrations for the Chinese New Year.  For a few years now, I have been one of the event photographers for one of the largest Chinese New Year celebrations here in Seattle, this year is no exception.   Here are some highlights from the event (including a local celebrity sighting!)

There was a concert performance.


Singing about love and life.


Beautiful dancing performed by Sunshine Dance Troupe and others


I love the movements of this picture.

Traditional Chinese dance


The following is definitely my favorite picture of the night.  Yes, this is Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer participating in the traditional dragon dance.   On his hands are two red envelopes.  He’s teasing the dragons, not letting them have the red envelopes.   It brought good laughter in the audience.  We have never seen a dragon dance like that!

Steve Ballmer Dragon Dance at Chinese New Year celebration


Happy Chinese New Year!