Theatre Performances - Hua Mulan
Showtime: Thursday, September 19, 2019
Location: Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre
Tickets: $68.00 and up (HST included, service fees extra)
Show suitable for: All Ages
Produced by the Liaoning Ballet of China, it attempts to interpret the classic Chinese story of Hua Mulan through dance and music for local audiences. Mulan’s name originally appeared in the “The Ballad of Mulan”, an ancient Chinese poem composed based on the life story of Hua Mulan dating back to over 1000 years ago. Mulan, the valiant daughter, volunteered to join the army on behalf of her ailing father to defend her country. Despite her well-known military exploits, Hua Mulan excused herself from an official title and returned to her hometown after the war. Distinctive Chinese elements and modern aesthetics are incorporated to suit the taste of today’s audiences. Mulan’s filial piety and loyalty, as well as her feelings for the home and country, are interpreted from a contemporary perspective.