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HUA MULAN

Wednesday
Aug 28, 2019
7:00 PM
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Overview

Liaoning Ballet is one of the most famous ballet ensembles in China. Established in 1980, the company has dedicated over 35 years to producing new Chinese cultural works while also performing beloved ballet classics. In addition to the professional company, they have also built the Chinese School of Ballet Art for developing dancers.

 Based on the ancient Chinese fable, Hua Mulan’s story became familiar the world over after the multiple variation and motion picture release. This stage production of Hua Mulan incorporates modern ballet choreography into the story to create a new version of the classic Mulan story. Produced by the Liaoning Ballet of China, it attempts to interpret the classic Chinese story of Hua Mulan through dance and music.

Hua Mulan is a story of a powerful female general in Chinese history. As a young girl, unlike other traditional Chinese girls who spent most of their time in their homes waiting for their parents to arrange their marriage, Hua Mulan chooses to enlist in the Army as a replacement for her aging father. She joined her father’s army and fought the enemies 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. 

The programs are performed by star performers who have won awards in international competitions in recent years. The program includes elegant classical ballet, fashionable modern ballet, all with dramatic and exciting stories. Through ballet, our dancers express the pursuit of ideals and the expression of love, so that you, the audience can experience the many faces of ballet.

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250 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

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