In a blink-and-you-miss –it tour Sydney was privileged to see the Australian premiere of THE LEGEND OF MULAN by the Hong Kong Dance Company.
Based on the much loved Chinese legend it tells the story of Mulan who becomes a female warrior, serving in the army in place of her father, and fighting many battles, in disguise as a man, before eventually returning home. Readers might be familiar with the Disney version.
The recorded music was very effective– at times ominous drumbeats, at other times sweeter, and more lyrical passages, and there were Peking Opera influences too. The score was at times stirring, martial and military in style as well. Continue reading HONG KONG DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS THE LEGEND OF MULAN @ THE CONCOURSE CHATSWOOD