The Legend of Mulan by Hong Kong Dance Company at Lincoln Center Begins Mar. 5

The Legend of Mulan by Hong Kong Dance Company

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For the first time outside of Asia, the Hong Kong Dance Company (HKDC) brings to the stage an inspiring re-telling of the household folktale of love, peace and virtue in a dance drama The Legend of Mulan. It will be performed at the David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, March 5–8, 2015. The spectacular production is presented by the China Arts and Entertainment Group (CAEG), a creative enterprise under the administration of the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China.

Mulan is a legendary figure from ancient China who was originally presented in a Chinese poem known as the Ballad of Mulandating to the fifth century. Mulan, a peasant girl, disguised herself as a man to join the army in place of her aged father. She fought for a decade and gained much respect. She gave up a position at court and retired to her hometown instead. Traditional Chinese virtues are exemplified through the unusual adventures and touching story of Mulan, who shows extraordinary courage when it comes to protecting her country and family. A heroine with moral courage and intelligence, Mulan’s exceptional wisdom and vision transcend fame and fortune. Over time, the story of Mulan rose in popularity as a folktale and became widely taught in schools. It has also inspired a number of screen and stage adaptations, including the hit animated Disney movie released in 1998.

The Legend of Mulan received two Hong Kong Dance Awards in 2014 for Outstanding Production and Outstanding Ensemble Performance.

Performances of The Legend of Mulan by the Hong Kong Dance Company will be staged at the David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Thursday, March 5 – Saturday, March 7 at 8pm and Sunday, March 8 at 1pm. Tickets are now on sale: $22, $37, $57, $77, $107, & premium seats $167 plus a $3 facility charge.  Tickets can be purchased at the box office and at (212) 496-0600; or by Fax at (212) 580-2545 and on the web

Help for Hong Kong Residents Overseas

Passing along information from Anita Chan, Director, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York, for visitors from Hong Kong who may have been affected by the Boston Marathon explosion on April 15.

The Boston explosion was such a tragedy. I hope no one you know was affected.

We have been in close touch with the Immigration Department of Hong Kong, the Chinese Consul General in New York, as well as the Hong Kong Association of Massachusetts. From what we can gather so far there were over 30 Hong Kong runners at the Marathon but luckily no Hong Kong resident was injured.

In this connection, I would like to share the following information with you:

Hong Kong permanent residents requiring assistance when overseas can call the Hong Kong Immigration Department’s dedicated hotline at 852-1868 or the Chinese Consulate General (CCG) at the respective cities. In the case of New York and Massachusetts they can call CCG of New York at: 212-244-9392 / 212-244-9456. The relevant webpage of our Immigration Department provides further details:

This is the established and quickest channel for Hong Kong residents to get help when they are overseas. Please feel free to share the information with those you think may find this useful.  

Let’s hope no one needs to use the hotline services. Just thought it would be good to share the information.

Please take care.

Anita Chan
Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office New York