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Shadow play "Mulan"
2019-07-16 16:25     Source : Dongguan Today


Date/Time: Friday 19th July 2019, 20:00

Venue: Dongguan Yulan Theatre, Central Square, Hongfu Road, Nancheng District, Dongguan

Admission: 20/40/60/80/100 RMB

The story is that of a peasant girl from the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534) who disguises herself as a man and goes to war in place of her elderly father in the emperor's army. Mulan fights for 12 years and gains recognition for fending off Hsiung-nu, but she refuses all rewards and retires to her hometown.

This new shadow play version of the beloved story includes stunning sets, sentimental music and fantasy elements that breathe fresh life into an age-old art form. Shadow plays using silhouette puppets have a history of more than 2,000 years in China. These puppets are projected onto a backlit curtain while their articulating limbs are manipulated by artisans behind the screen, typically to the accompaniment of music.

Editor: 谭晶