The Legend of Mulan
Hong Kong Dance Company’s acclaimed dance drama comes to London
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, 7.30pm
After its acclaimed tour to New York and Sydney, The Hong Kong Dance Company stages
the UK premiere of its signature dance drama The Legend of Mulan.
Mulan, a peasant girl who disguises herself as a man to join the army in place of her aged
father, is a legendary figure from ancient China. Originally presented in the 5th century poem
Ballad of Mulan, her adventures rose in popularity as a folktale and have inspired numerous
screen and stage adaptations, including the 1998 Disney animation.
The Hong Kong Dance Company’s version of The Legend of Mulan is hailed for its pulseracing
battle scenes interjected by moving portrayals of Mulan’s personal struggle, and
loyalty to her family and country. Winner of two Hong Kong Dance Awards for Outstanding
Production and Outstanding Ensemble Performance.